Santa Fe, NM August 21, 2015─ Santa Fe-based blues rockers Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers are on the road again for a seven-state tour that is set to be as non-stop as their music.
The band will play an eclectic set of hard-driving, blues-inspired tunes featuring the music of guitarist, keyboardist and singer/songwriter Derek Miller, and singer/songwriter Marc Brown. It will also feature hits from the Troublemakers past three albums─ Lovesick Blues, Under the Water Tower and their most recent, Road Songs. All the CDs have been recorded at Jono Manson’s Kitchen Sink Studios in Chupadero, N.M.
Says Troublemakers front man Gary Farmer about the bands’ signature sound, “We do a bit of pop and a bit of reggae and a bit of rock, but we have always been driven to keep the blues alive”
Farmer comes from the Cayuga Nation and Wolf Clan of the Haudenosaunee. Besides his bluesy voice and mean harmonica, Farmer is also a professional actor who has contributed to over eighty films, including Pow Wow Highway and Dead Man.
Guitarist and keyboardist Derek Miller (Six Nations of the Grand River, Mohawk Territory, Canada) has toured with Buffy Sainte-Marie and has also garnered a Juno for both his debut album, Music Is the Medicine, and sophomore album, The Dirty Looks.
Film director and composer Jim Jarmusch described Miller as “Hank Williams and Link Wray on peyote”.
Bassist Marc Brown, a Koyukon Athabascan Native from the Alaskan village of Huslia, has twelve albums to his name. In 2011, Brown and his band, The Blues Crew, won Best Blues recording at the Native American Music Awards. They have also won three Battle of the Bands championships in Alaska and have opened for ZZ Top and Jethro Tull, among other well-known headliners. Other performers on the Road Songs tour include New Mexico native Jaime Bird Yellow Horse on vocals/guitar/bass and English born vocalist/drummer Jme Russell.
Legendary rocker, Keith (NDN Kars) Secola (www.secola.com) joins the Troublemakers for a show on Friday, August 28th at the Tri-Lakes Performing Arts Center, Palmer Lake, CO and Cary Morin (www.carymorin.com) at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY for a noon time outdoor concert on campus Tuesday, September 1, 2015 sponsored by the Native American students on campus.
For more information on the Road Songs tour, visit www.garyfarmerthetroublemakers.com.