..2018 Best Folk Album Nominee
..2018 Best Producer/Engineer Nominee
..“Keith is a celebrated Native American musician but in my mind he’s a downright punk rocker… He rose up from his own with anthems like NDN Kars that continue to speak to us all on issues of culture, race, heritage, language and power… As he has proved with his own music, the radio can certainly scream…” - The Edge (U2)
An ambassador of Native Rock 'n Roll and Native Hall of Fame Inductee Keith Secola released the deluxe edition of his iconic album 'Circle' in December 2016 through Dob Giovanni Records in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the album. Previously released through Keith’s indie label Akina, this marked the first time the cult classic was 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’ like the Edge (U2), Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Jeb Puryear (Donna and the Buffalo), Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) and John Densmore (Doors).
The 12 song collection spans more than 40 years of songwriting and recording; and includes the single "NDN Kars", the #1-requested song on Indigenous radio stations for over 2 decades; and other classics best known from the soundtrack of '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 rerelease 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 rerelease 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 rerelease of Circle 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. The production of this album has been a Native American co-operative endeavor. The Indigenous Music Awards (formerly Aboriginal People's Choice Awards) is the world's premier awards show recognizing the accomplishments of Indigenous recording artist's and music industry professionals from around the globe.
Keith Secola is very humbled by the success of the new release of his album "Circle" reaffirming its place in music history. He was very proud the recording academy acknowledged its presence with two nominations as were his many fans across the globe. The 2018 CBC Music Indigenous Music Awards were presented by Casinos of Winnipeg, Friday, May 18, 2018, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada at the Club Regent Event Centre.
Keith Secola, a "Lifetime Achievement" Award winning artist is hailed as the "GadFather of Native Americana" and is routinely a featured performer at many festivals and venues. He is the recipient of numerous NAMMY awards and nominations in various categories by the Native American Music Awards.
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