Native Americana Cult Classic Comes of Age
..On December 1, 2017, the 'Godfather of Native Americana' and Native Music Hall of Fame inductee Keith Secola re-released the 25th Anniversary edition of his album 'Circle' through Don Giovanni Records, a first for the artist who has been at the forefront of independent musician's throughout his career, helping others accomplish their own dreams, against all odds, while persevering and following his. Through the years he emerged as one of the most beloved and icon Native artist's of our time.
Previously released through Keith’s indie label Akina, this marks the first time the cult classic will be released with an outside label. Long regarded as one of the most influential records of its kind, Circle has defined a means of expression for contemporary Native American culture. Whether blaring from the car stereo on the way to the powwow or remixed and thumping in a night club, the anthems of Circle are staples of the Indigenous music scene, and have earned admiration from musicians’ musicians like Jerry Garcia and John Densmore.
The 12-song collection spans more than 40 years of songwriting and recording, and includes "NDN KARS", the #1 requested song on Indigenous radio stations for over 2 decades, along with other classics best known from the soundtrack for the film 'Dance Me Outside', in addition to newer works like the NoDapl protest song "You Got Land", and the heartfelt and philosophical travelers’ song "Book of Life"
The re-release of Circle brings Keith’s music to a new light. Germinated in the underground, Circle gave roots to the Native Americana genre, inspiring countless artists, both within and outside of NDN Country. The songs featured on the re-release of Circle trace the journey of decades of nurturing, collaboration, cross pollination, and innovative expression that have helped to assert an Indigenous identity beyond beads and feathers, yet with honor for those who have gone before. The production of this album has been a Native American co-operative endeavor.
Keith Secola is an icon and ambassador of Native music and one of the most influential artists in the field today. Rising from the grassroots of North America, he is a songwriter of the people who critics have dubbed as the Native versions of both Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen. NDN Kars (Indian cars), his most popular song is considered the contemporary Native American anthem, achieving legendary status and earning him a well deserved cult following and has been the number one requested song on tribal radio since the 1992. Hailed as the "Godfather of Native Americana" Keith Secola joined the ranks of Jimmy Hendrix, Hank Williams, Crystal Gale, and Richie Valens, and was inducted into the Native Music Hall of Fame in 2011.
Don Giovanni Records dropped the 25th Anniversary re-release of Circle December 1, 2017. It can be purchased through Don Giovanni Records, iTunes, Amazon, Band Camp, Google Play, on vinyl, CD, or digital download. Catch a listen on Spotify, Apple Music, Napster, Deezer, and Tidal.
Circle (25th Anniversary Deluxe) on Apple Music
Keith Secola Offical