Thursday, October 11, 2007

'Rez Bluez' returns to Aboriginal TV

Plateros and teen guitarist Levi Platero on Rez Bluez
“REZ BLUEZ returns to the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network for its second season on Sat. Nov. 10 at 7 pm ET/PT!”
(Toronto, Ontario) The Native heart beat of the blues will ring true one more time on the second season of Rez Bluez. After successful broadcasts on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network and SUN-TV, Rez Bluez returns to both networks this Fall for a second season on Saturday, November 10, 2007. Still the only show of its kind in the world that features solely Native blues and comedy, Rez Bluez II was shot entirely in high definition…so the blues will fill your living room more than ever! The show will air over the next 13 weeks every Saturday night at 7 pm ET/PT on APTN, so mark this on your calendars! This season features twenty-six (26) Aboriginal blues acts, for a total of 93 musicians, and 4 comedians, who also do double duty as hosts, and Michaela Washburn returns to host 6 shows. We continue to showcase the best in Aboriginal blues in Rez Bluez II. We have some musicians returning from last season including Derek Miller, The Pappy Johns Band, Harrison Kennedy, Wes Mackey, and Murray Porter to name a few of our returning guest musicians. We’re also taking great pleasure in introducing some talent new to Rez Bluez TV, including Jared Sowen, Dalannah Bowen, The Plateros, Martha Redbone, Helen Duguay, Shakti Hayes, Art Napoleon, and Jason Burnstick to name a few of the fabulous musicians who will grace your t.v. screens this coming season. Our comedians for Rez Bluez II are hilariously talented folks from all over Turtle Island, they are Michaela Washburn, Gerry `The Big Bear’ Barrett, Drew Lacapa and Skeena Reece. Our first host to warm you all up to our second season is the wonderfully talented MICHAELA WASHBURN. We'll also feature some fabulous blues by ISAAC MANDAMIN & SOUTH THUNDERBIRD and introducing for the first time on Canadian television, THE PLATEROS, with teen guitar whiz, LEVI PLATERO.
To tickle your funny bone on the season opener, are the gifted comedians, DREW LACAPA and SKEENA REECE. We'll always feature some of the best in Native blues and comedy...DON’T MISS A SECOND OF REZ BLUEZ II…COMING SOON TO APTN!!!Rez Bluez II is produced by Elaine Bomberry, Aaron Goldman and Shawn Henry of Freedom TV/Rez Bluez Inc. This season: Directed by Aaron Goldman; Writers: Elaine Bomberry, Murray Porter and Aaron Goldman; `Rez Bluez’ Theme Song by Murray Porter.
Photos: The Plateros, Navajo family band, courtesy photos.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This Family Band is AMAZING!!! saw them in concert in AZ, once..they blew me and my friends away!!!

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