April 09, 2008

Studi's country-rock band

Actor Wes Studi to Headline Phoenix Indian Center Gala

Famed Native American Actor to perform at 60th Anniversary Event With Firecat of DiscordWes Studi, an established and popular Native American actor, will be entertaining guests at this year’s Phoenix Indian Center Gala & Art Auction. Known for his acting chops in feature films like “Into The West” mini-television series, “The New World,” “Heat,” “The Last of the Mohicans,” and “Dances With Wolves,” Studi also performs in a band, Firecat of Discord.

Wes Studi plays bass for Firecat of Discord which was formed in 1995, in Santa Fe, New Mexico by five musician-songwriters to perform their original songs. Several Firecat songs were used in the film "Bonnie Looksaway's Iron Art Wagon." The band has a loyal following in New Mexico, and has gained national recognition performing The Native American Music Festival (Arizona), The Oneida Casino(Wisconsin) with Rita Coolidge and Walela, The Meskwaki Casino(Iowa) and The Native Roots and Rhythms Concert in Santa Fe.

Each member of the band brings a different and unique background to the musical mix. Their songs reflect the influences of Country, Rock, Jazz, and Native American music. Bass Player Wes Studi, is rooted in Country-Rock and R&B with a Cherokee twist.

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