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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


July 13, 2002 - Issue 65


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Wolf River Band

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credits:The Wolf River Band (L to R)
Don "Grover" Werner (Pedal Steel Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals)
Darrell Madosh (Bass Guitar & Vocals)
Richie Plass (Drums, Percussion, Vocals)
Colonel Bootie O'Katchicum (Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Fiddle, Vocals)

Each year, we highlight some of the NAMMY nominees. This year, we start this series with the Wolf River Band, from Wisconsin. Not only is Wolf River a nominee, they will also be performing at the Indian Summer Festival (which is also where the NAMMY's are going to be held). On a personal note, we were priviledged to see Wolf River live. I must say that it was this band is great. Not only their music, but the entire show. They'll keep your feet tapping and you laughing, often at the same time! If you have a chance, go see Wolf River.

The Wolf River Band knows a lot of songs. But you will hear their love for traditional country tunes. This makes a special bond with people who know that some songs are timeless, so they should be played time and time again. This band plays its heart out, but there's always more. They also put on a great show. You never know what they're going to say or do. Give them time and something's bound to happen.

Bootie and Richie were born and raised on the Menominee Indian Reservation in Northeastern Wisconsin. Grover lives in Suamico, a small community on the outskirts of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Their bass player's name is Darrell Madosh. "Wolf River" has been around for many years and has shared many stages with people like "Bill Miller", "BR5-49", "Williams & Ree", "Marvin Rainwater" and remain good friends with Jeff Cook of the group "Alabama".

Wolf River Band

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