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Gary Farmer | A Legacy of Music & Movies

First Nation's Bluesman and Actor Gary Farmer will receive one of music's highest awards at The 2017 Native American Music Awards being held later this week. Gary will join the ranks of Keith Secola, Jim Boyd, Jimi Hendrix, Hank Williams, Crystal Gayle, Richie Valens and many other Lifetime Achievement Award winners.

As a Bluesman Gary Farmer fronts the band Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers, a blues band with a nefarious group of musicians including Derek Miller, Jaime Bird Yellowhorse, Jme Russell, Teri Diers, Margaret Burke and Farmer on harmonica & vocals. The band's infectious love of Blues infused Rock is instantly recognizable in everything they do. The band also infuses the truest forms of R&B into their Rock with unsurpassed Soul, the way the forefather's of R&B taught it should be. Sometimes music fans are even treated to a bit of Rocking R&B infused with Jazz, trademarks in music by both Miller and Farmer.

Gary Farmer Film Credits include:

Police Captain Joe Stonetree - Syndicated TV Series - Forever Knight

Chief Tom - CBC First Nations TV Series - The Rez

Spiritual Native American Guide Nobody - Movie Role - Dead Man

Spiritual Native American Guide Nobody - Cameo Appearance (Movie) Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Cowboy Albert Dashee - (Movie) - The Dark Wind

Captain Largo - Television adaptations of Coyote Waits and A Thief of Time

Burt - (Movie) - The Score with Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Ed Norton, Angela Bassett and Paul Soles

Fagin - (Movie) Twist - An independent adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic novel Oliver Twist

Henry Colville - (Movie) - Disappearances with Kris Kristofferson

Jack - (Movie) - Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian

Farmer has also performed in both the film and television adaptations of Tony Hillerman's novels. He was nominated for Independent Spirit Awards for his roles in the movies Powwow Highway, Dead Man, and Smoke Signals. Gary Farmer also appeared in season 1 of the Sundance TV series The Red Road.

"Hey Baby", "What You Gonna Do?", "Make A Change",'Shake It Down"and other songs by Gary Farmer & The Troublemakers can be heard and are available for sale to music fans on the band's promotional site. The band will be performing at the 2017 Native American Music Awards, Saturday, October 14, 2017.

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