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Rez Talk with Brock StoneFish
Who is Brock Stonefish? Brock is from the Delaware Nation at Morviantown mixed with Chippewa and Oneida Bloodlines. Did you know the first church still standing was built in 1810 by Moravian Missionaries.
Where can you find the album and support Brock Stonefish?
visit brockstonefish.com and learn more about the great work that Brock does for the community!
Did you Know-- Brock Stonefish is a certified Guitar Luthier, and has been making a difference for youth, through the Indigenous Youth Guitar Giveaway. A luthier is a maker of string instruments such as violins or guitars. (Pronounced loo dier). Brock Designed a guitar for MMIW. Searching brockstonefish.com you can learn more about the indigenous youth guitar give away series, and the great work that Brock does for the community!
It was a rainy day that we talked with this amazing guest on the Plains of Studio Tipi one. Brock called via zoom, to discuss the Debut Album as seen in the photo "Turtle Island" produced by Gary Farmer of Gonzo Drive Records, and most notably in the First nations communities recently as "Uncle Brownie" on the hit series Reservation Dogs, now streaming on HULU!
The first half of the interview you hear Brock and the Native Guy discuss the realities facing communities within First Nations people, some history talk, and the common reality that First Nations have today. Did you learn where the name Delaware came from? Known as the Wampanoag people in the 1600's to being called Delaware, did you catch who Brock tells you the name comes from? What started the King Phillps war? Listen in as Brock shares brief history of the tribes from the East coast.
As you listen to the different topics discussed on this great episode on the Powwow Trail, you learn not only about history, but the great music which through "Native Smokes" sharing the video 'Turtle Island" you learn more about the great things of Brock Stonefish Background. Did you know Brock opened for B.B. King? Brock shares his story of how he opened for B.B. King and encourages the youth to "hunt for culture" as he did which led him to this great opportunity.
What Got Brock to start playing the blues and guitar? Brock started playing classical, and said it was the movie "Crossroads, which got him to start playing the blues. Inspired by Eric Clapton, the Blues Brothers, listening to bands growing up in Detroit, the music influences in the house helped Brocks musical aspirations. Listen in and hear who inspired Brock, the schools which helped grow this great talent you hear today! Who does Brock say he studies with? Listen to the interview here.
Learn more about Brocks 6 Track Debut Album, listen to the story of "Butterfly" (For all those Butterflies, MMIW). Did you hear how long Brock worked with Gary Farmer? How many movies does Brock say Gary Farmer has been in? Listen as Brock shares the story of how this great debut album came about! Listen in as you learn more about what the track "Talking Tree" is about.
You can hear this great interview by going to the podcast page and hit any of the streaming links. Listen or watch here and learn more about this great Baritone voice of Brock Stonefish! Find him streaming and go visit brockstonefish.com and support this great artist! Find Brocks music on Pandora, iTunes, Amazon Music, streaming now! Support indigenous artist!
"I just want to provide that avenue for Indigenous youth, that I know that have the same problems I did when I was young on my journey through life." Brock Stonefish -CBC News
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