638 S. State Street
Salt Lake City,UT
As one of today's premier guitarists, Indigenous front man Mato Nanji has captivated audiences with his Vaughan and Hendrix-like prowess since coming on the scene with his family band's award-winning debut album Things We Do in 1998. The blues world immediately took notice of the young native musicians from the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota: a spot on the 1999 B.B. King Blues Tour; their 2000 sophomore release Circle produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan's co- songwriter Doyle Bramhall; a 2002 invitation from the Hendrix Estate to join the Experience Hendrix Tour-of which Nanji is still a roster member of guitar legends paying tribute to the legacy of Jimi Hendrix. In 2006, however, the Indigenous siblings would choose to head in different musical directions with Mato left to carry on with the band's name and music. Several Indigenous discs and musical collaborations later, Indigenous' 10th release, Time Is Coming (Blues Bureau International) was released in May 2014.
See Indigenous at The State Room on Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.