Native American flautist Micki Free will carry out Friday Might 7 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Sedona Arts Academy at The Collective, 7000 SR 179, within the Village of Oak Creek.
Reside Local weather, Avanti Consortium and Sedona Arts Academy collaborate to deliver the efficiency by Micki Free, Commanche/Cherokee Native American, Grammy-award-winning, Native American Music Corridor of Fame inductee and musician extraordinaire providing his Native American Flute music for therapeutic, love and spirituality for the world.
Free’s efficiency is scheduled Friday Might 7, 7-8:30 p.m. at Sedona Arts Academy at The Collective, 7000 SR 179, within the Village of Oak Creek.
Free is a mixed-blood Native American born in West Texas and moved to Germany quickly afterward. He claims Irish, Comanche, and Cherokee descent.
His stepfather, a U.S. Military sergeant, was stationed in Germany, and Free was launched to rock ‘n’ roll there as a toddler, when one in all his 5 sisters obtained tickets to a Jimi Hendrix live performance and took him alongside to the present.
“It simply blew my thoughts”, Free remembered.
His household later moved to Illinois, the place Free shaped a rock band, Smokehouse. When he was 17, he was found by Gene Simmons of KISS, throughout a live performance at which Smokehouse was the opening act for KISS, Ted Nugent, and REO Speedwagon.
After Simmons’ encouragement, Free joined Shalamar in 1984, simply in time for the band’s huge successes, together with a #17 place in U.S. Prime 20 in 1984 with “Dancing In The Sheets” from the Footloose soundtrack, and a Grammy for “Don’t Get Stopped In Beverly Hills” from the Beverly Hills Cop (1984) soundtrack in 1985.
With Shalamar, he was nominated for a Grammy thrice.
After Shalamar, Free and Jean Beauvoir (of The Plasmatics) based an AOR band, Crown of Thorns. Free later based (and nonetheless excursions with) The Micki Free Electrical Blues Expertise, with Jon Brant (previously of Low-cost Trick) on bass, and Curly Smith (previously of Boston) on drums.
Recognition for his musical profession after Shalamar got here from the Native American Music Awards, the place he gained within the classes of Male Artist in 2002 and Pop Rock artist in 2004.
Micki Free has recorded with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Prime and the DVD/CD/EP launch Micki Free Reside in Hyde Park featured Invoice Wyman, previously of The Rolling Stones.
In 2002, he was solid to play Tonto in a brand new manufacturing of The Lone Ranger.
Native Music Rocks is a music program created by Micki Free, designed to present Native American musicians a chance to tour alongside Micki and his band, American Horse Trio.
The band options Cindy Blackman-Santana, former drummer for Lenny Kravitz, and David Santos on bass. Free was Director of the Native Music Rocks program and went on to create the primary Native American Report firm, Native Music Rocks Information, distributed by Fontana/Common Music. He was a recording artist on the label in addition to Chief Inventive officer/VP.
The occasion was sponsored by Laborious Rock Worldwide and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Free was invited to look as a part of an all-star solid of Native American musicians, often known as Native Rocks, on the American Indian Inaugural Ball in Arlington, Virginia, on the event of president Barack Obama’s inauguration.
He carried out with Native Rocks at a associated occasion on the Laborious Rock Cafe previous to performing on the Inaugural Ball.
Tattoo Burn (2012), is a blues-rock model album written, produced, organized, and carried out by Free.