January 13, 2007

Flute trills and guitar licks

Sounds of BruléHad you told Paul LaRoche 15 years ago he would one day lead a band that fused rock rhythms with traditional American Indian influences, he would have thought you were nuts.

Today LaRoche, together with his daughter, flute player Nicole LaRoche; son, guitarist Shane LaRoche; and fellow Lakota Sioux Indian and percussionist Moses J., are celebrated as innovators in a genre that is still very much in its infancy. It's a type of music where American Indian flute-play bumps up against bass-pumping back beats and vibrant electric guitar licks.

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