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!

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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

DAT - Live near Tuscon

Very excited to announce that we're playing at the wonderful Agua Linda Farm for their 2015 Fall Festival this upcoming Saturday in Amada, AZ!

Located just 30 minutes south of Tuscon, Agua Linda Farm is family owned and operated and is one of the most picturesque patches in Arizona.

We can't wait to play!

The music starts Saturday (10/18) afternoon and lasts all day!

Come join us!

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DAT Jim Pepper Festival

We are excited and honored to take part in the Jim Pepper Festival this weekend in Portland, Oregon!

Jim Pepper is a personal inspiration to the entire trio!

Beginning in the late 1960s, Pepper became a pioneer of fusion jazz. His band, The Free Spirits, is credited as the first to combine elements of jazz and rock.

Of Kaw and Creek heritage, Pepper also achieved notoriety for his compositions combining elements of jazz and Native American music. Don Cherry and Ornette Coleman encouraged Pepper to reflect his roots and heritage and incorporate it into his jazz playing and composition.

DAT Remember vividly getting a call from Sean Cruz regarding Jim and the festival a year ago and sharing in his enthusiasm as Delbert and DAT are really the first people to be so directly influenced by Pepper and are honored to carry on his VERY unique legacy.

Can't wait to play up there!

Portlandia - here we come!

DAT - Special Concert Event in Albuquerque

DAT has a very special, very private show this weekend in Albuquerque, NM.

Please comment on this status or send us a message for invitation details.

Also - if you're on our mailing list - you'll receive a flyer for this unique chance to not only hear us play in a very intimate setting - but a unique chance to work with us and partner with DAT on some upcoming projects!

If you haven't already - you can sign up for our mailing list here:

We look forward to sharing our music with you and chatting this Saturday!

Dancing Earth/Skylight in Santa Fe

Had the honor of performing at Dancing Earth's 10 year anniversary celebration!

An Evening of EARTH and SKY: DANCING EARTH at the SKY Light!   “Origi-Nation: Roots and Seeds,” featured international indigenous guest dancers and musicians from 8 countries and over 25 First Nations of the Americas.

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The evening was spectacular - Dancing Earth's performance was nothing short of breath taking.

The Skylight was absolute pleasure to play at - the staff was outstanding and the venue itself is SUPER cool - go and grab some food and drinks there if you can - you won't be sorry!

Finally Sina Aurelia Soul took a few moments as acting director of music for Dancing Earth to introduce herself! Soul sings in 8 different languages, is a trained classical pianist, a fierce percussionist and is a true JazzMaster of the voice!

Keep an eye out for upcoming collabs!

Music is Medicine Camp - Winnipeg

DAT had the great honor of traveling to Canada to be featured performers and clinicians at an amazing event - The Music is Medicine Suicide Prevention camp.

The event itself was two days filled with knowledge, music, and love - all things the world needs more of.

DAT would like to reach out and thank the other artists involved for being huge inspirations!

We had a blast!

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Wayne Lavallee:

He was the 2006 winner for “Best Aboriginal Songwriter” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. His album Green Dress was nominated for a 2005 Juno Award for Best Aboriginal Recording, and it won the 2004 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Album of the Year. “Wayne Lavallee is a superb storyteller, a gifted singer and a guitarist par excellence...I don’t know if the spirits haunted these sessions, but there is magic in every song.” So says XRoads Magazine from France about the new album from this award winning Vancouver artist. The long awaited follow up to the break out success that was 2005’s ‘Green Dress’,


In an era of hip hop when materialism and gimmicks have become the norm, it is refreshing to see an artist with substance, character and originality.
Hailing from Edmonton, Canada is Rellik, one of the prairies most promising prospects. Co-founder of one of Edmonton's longest running rap group, 118, he has been performing live and recording tracks for nearly a decade.
From his high energy shows, captivating hooks and in your face rhyme style, Rellik, continues to leave audiences and listeners anticipating more. With Rellik's long awaited debut solo LP, "Mighty Mouth", scheduled for release in Spring 2009 on indie label, New Leaf Entertainment, he promises to take Canadian hip hop to another level.

Gabriel Ayala:

A member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, Gabriel Ayala(Guitarist) is at the forefront of a new generation of Native Americans making a career performing classical music. He earned a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Arizona in 1997, has taught at all educational levels from elementary through college, and serves as a competition adjudicator. Although Gabriel truly enjoys being a teacher his busy touring schedule allows him to only teach in masterclass settings.


Hugeeee thanks to Rhonda Head for putting this all together!!

Survival of the First Voices Festival/Workshop

Very proud to announce that during the up coming Survival of the First Voices Festival - Delbert Anderson will be presenting a solo workshop entitled "Aiming High".

This workshop will include discussion about improvisation, artistic development and expanding your audience!

The workshop is FREE as part of this amazing festival here in Farmington, New Mexico!

Come join Delbert and come prepared with questions about improv and being the best artist you can be.

The Festival takes place at San Juan College - the workshop itself will take place in the 9000 series rooms in the Henderson Fine Arts Center.

In addition - The Delbert Anderson Trio will be performing on Friday, August 1st from 6:20 to 6:50 pm!

Keep an eye for more updates coming soon!

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