August 24, 2008

A little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll

New Independent CD to be releasedICT: "Lost in Nashville" has a great mixture of songs.

Plass: When we released that CD, we were interviewed by this one guy. He remarked that it was really kind of interesting to him that our band was made up of all Native Americans, and we were from the reservation. But right in the middle of our project we have the old Ventures song, "Pipeline." He said he was confused and asked me why. I said, "Because we know our market." We play a lot of reservations. The music that Indians like all over the country is old rock 'n' roll and old country.

ICT: What did the interviewer say at that point?

Plass: He said, "Boy, I didn't know that." I said, "Yeah, and I'm not meaning to rip on you, but I know you wouldn't know that because you're not from the rez. You're from here in the city." We say, "It's not a rip, but we really like playing for our own people or for reservations. No matter what community we go to, it's always like being home."

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