October 28, 2007

Pipestone wins top NAMMY

NAMMY Awards recognize best in Native musicSome of Indian country's best-known musicians were present at the ninth annual Native American Music Awards celebration at the Seneca-Niagara Casino & Hotel Oct. 6 to perform, present or receive awards. Up-and-coming musical acts added to the evening's variety and took home several prestigious awards.

Members of the Wisconsin-based drum group Pipestone took home the evening's top award--Record of the Year--for the album "Good Ol' Fashioned NDN Lovin'" and became instant celebrities. Pipestone received its NAMMY accompanied by ear-cracking applause and, when the ceremony was over, its members were swarmed by fans requesting photographs and autographs.
Pipestone spreads humor with NAMMY-winning drum CDBack on their home reservation in northern Wisconsin, members of the drum group Pipestone are still reeling from their recent Native American Music Awards win. Though it was back to work and their normal daily schedules, Pipestone members can't deny that their win for Record of the Year at the 2007 NAMMYs has elevated them to a new category of fame.

Following their win, the group was swarmed by fans happy to share in their celebration and asking for autographs and photos.

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