Native America Calling Live in Studio Interview

Very excited that we're going to on Native America Calling coming up soon!!

Native America Calling is a live call-in program linking public radio stations, the Internet and listeners together in a thought-provoking national conversation about issues specific to Native communities. Each program engages noted guests and experts with callers throughout the United States and is designed to improve the quality of life for Native Americans. Native America Calling is heard on nearly... 70 public, community and tribal radio stations in the United States and in Canada.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 – May Music Maker: Delbert Anderson Trio

This month, we let the music of the Delbert Anderson Trio whisk us away. This group features Navajo musician Delbert Anderson and was born from a love of jazz music and need to jam. Their album, titled “Manitou,” highlights the trio’s ability to stretch music to create a big sound. Echoes of Native culture are heard in some of the compositions, as well as some pretty funky beats. We invite you to join us for our May Music Maker edition as we visit with the Delbert Anderson Trio.

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Desert Rose Music Festival

We had an absolute blast playing at the Desert Rose Music Festival here in New Mexico!!

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We also had the chance to meet and perform with the amazing Mean Mary - she a wonderful musician, singer, song writer author and just amazing spirit!

Please go find her and fan her:

Check out our facebook page for some video of the perfomance!

Manitou Physical Copies

We are incredibly excited to announce the physical release of our first live album!

You can find "Manitou" on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and several other large digital distributors.

We've been incredibly happy for the response of our digital release and we had an overwhelming request for physical cds - the first order of signed copies are getting ready to ship out!



DAT's first live album release - Manitou was recorded live at The Totah Theatre in Farmington, New Mexico with the exception of "Groove Warrior" and "New York Navajo" that were recorded at Fuzzy Lamp Studios.

Representing Delbert's Navajo Culture though melodies inspired by ancient songs of love and war - The Delbert Anderson Trio has infused these songs with our unique blend of jazz and funk and jam influences.

Named "Manitou" after the life force that is omnipresent and manifests everywhere: organisms, the environment, events, etc - Manitou represents a spiritual power that was felt in the composition of these songs and in continually felt in live performance. "Manitou" was also the chosen name of a dear friend of the band's that departed on his own journey after passing onto the next world while helping DAT form their vision of the future as a band.

From signature tracks like "Iron Horse Gallup" to bop inspired burners like "IDK" - "Manitou" takes the listener on a very unique voyage that could only be captained by Delbert Anderson, Nicholas Lucero and Mike McCluhan.

DAT would like to thank:

Greg Churchill for his hard work and patience as we recorded in his amazing space.

Dave Sprinkle for his help with the pre-release and production.

Terry Martin for his work at Fuzzy Lamp Studios.

Jeremy Eyerock Arviso for his outstanding graphic design work.

Our friends, families and loved ones who have been outstandingly supportive and patient while we took time to develop as a band and for all nights away we've spent this year and whatever is to come!

And finally - the fans. The people that have gone out of their way to listen to our music and support us in this endeavor. We're so lucky that our songs have fallen on your ears and we've heard your reactions in applause and message and conversations.

Catch us live anytime, we would be happy to sign your cd!

Thank you so much for listening!

IAIA Native Music Festival

Very excited to be included in the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Native Music Festival to be held in Santa Fe on Sunday, October 26th!

Join us along side an amazing line of artists that include PLATEROS, Scatter Their Own, Saving Damsels, InnaState, Indigenize and Nataanii Means!

There's no cover or fee to attend - just come on out with your lawn chairs or blankets and get ready for an amazing night of music!!

Huge to thanks to Adrian Wall for including us in this sure to be wonderful night!

Lineup times for IAIA Native Music Fest this Sunday, October 26th:

Indigenize 12:00-12:30
Innastate 12:45-1:30
Saving Damsels 1:45-2:30
Nataani Means 2:45-3:15
Scatter Their Own 3:30-4:15
The Plateros 4:30-5:15
The Delbert Anderson Trio 5:30-6:1