16-Year-Old Native American Flute Sensation Performs At Red Clay Pow Wow

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sixteen-year-old Native American flute sensation, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, producer and rising star Gareth Laffely will perform at Red Clay Pow Wow 2014 in Cleveland at Red Clay State Park on Saturday and Sunday.  Hours are 10 a.m. until dusk on Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission is a $5 donation per car.

Gareth will be performing at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  There will be Friday school programs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; reservations are required and admission is $3 per student, with special programs all day.  For more information call 240-7270 or 478-0339. 

Review for Gareth Laffely:

Gareth, of Mi'kmaq/Cree descent has been capturing much fan excitement with his music and live performances across the United States and Canada. He is completely self taught on the Native American flute and combines rock, pop, and world music into a revolutionary style all his own. He released his debut album entitled, "The Journey", on July 17, 2013, (whose title song was written to honor those who lost their lives on the Trail of Tears) and was recorded with two-time Grammy Award nominated hit songwriter and Dove Award winning producer Robert White Johnson (Celine Dion, the Beach Boys, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, .38 Special), and Grammy Award winning engineer, Gary Dales. 

Gareth has received four Indian Summer Music Award nominations and has currently received two Native American Music Award nominations, Best Debut Artist and Best Rock Recording categories.  

The Red Clay Pow Wow will also feature storytelling by Robert Red Hawk Eldridge, Tlaltlacayolotl Aztec Fire Dancers,  Ryan Little Eagle, Traditional Stomp Dance – public welcome, Intertribal dancing, crafts, living history exhibits and primitive encampments.  This event is hosted by the Friends of Red Clay and co hosted by Native American Services of Tennessee.


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