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Blue Mountain Tribe performs at Gathering of Nations

Blue Mountain Tribe, the renowned Native American rock band, performed at the 2023 Gathering of Nations, the world’s largest powwow. The band took the stage on April 28 at the Powwow Grounds in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Blue Mountain Tribe has been making music for over a decade and has become a well-known name in the Native American music scene. The band’s unique sound blends traditional Native American music with contemporary rock and roll, creating a style that is both modern and rooted in tradition.

The Gathering of Nations is an annual event that celebrates Native American culture and heritage. It features traditional dance competitions, drum contests and other cultural events. The powwow draws over 100,000 people each year from all over the world.

“We are honored to be a part of this incredible event,” said Robin Hairston, the lead singer of Blue Mountain Tribe. “The Gathering of Nations is a place where Native Americans can come together to celebrate our heritage and culture. We are proud to be a part of that.”

Blue Mountain Tribe’s performance at the Gathering of Nations is sure to be a highlight of this year’s event. Their music is a powerful and unique expression of Native American culture and is not to be missed.

For more information about Blue Mountain Tribe and their upcoming performance at the Gathering of Nations, please visit their website at http://www.bluemountaintribe.com

About Blue Mountain Tribe

Back in the mid-2000s in Tehachapi, California, father and son duo Robin and Caleb Hairston set out to create an all-Native American blues and rock band—and that’s exactly what they did. As a “band of brothers,” the Blue Mountain Tribe began creating original songs focused on Native American experiences, and they instantly became a hit.

Since its formation, the band has received numerous accolades. The song “Pray for Our Planet” alone has earned significant global achievements. Written in the wake of COVID-19 after the highly-respected Chief Arvol Looking Horse asked Blue Mountain Tribe to pray for healing, the song and music video has won Best Music Video at the INDO French International Film Festival, the Latino and, the Las Vegas International Film Festival and most recently Best Blues Video at the Native American Music Awards among many others.

Blue Mountain Tribe continues to produce award-winning music, but their mission isn’t about garnering wealth and fame. It’s all about raising awareness, helping others and making the world a better place. Conveying themes of inspiration and love but also pain and rage, the band’s songs represent not just each member’s own Indigenous heritage but all 500+ original Indigenous Nations.