Craig Harris has documented an eclectic range of music for newspapers, magazines, and websites, for more than four decades. The author of "The
New Folk Music" (White Cliffs Media) and "The Band, Pioneers of Americana Music" (Rowman & Littlefield), he was a major contributor to Music Hound Folk Music: Essential Album Guide and Music Hound World Music: Essential Album Guide.
Heartbeat, Warble and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music
by Craig Harris
(University of Oklahoma Press, May 2016)
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Based on extensive research and interviews with more than one hundred influential musicians, producers, and record label owners, Heartbeat, Warble and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music is an unprecedented celebration of Native North America's magnificent audio tapestry.
It spans from tribal fires and powwow drums to Grammy-winning flute players R. Carlos Nakai, Mary Youngblood, and Robert Mirabal, sharp-penned songwriters Peter LaFarge, Floyd Westerman, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joanne Shenandoah, Bill Miller, and Keith Secola, poets Joy Harjo and John Trudell, blues-rockers the Plateros, guitar slingers (Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, and Mato Nanji), rock groups (Redbone, Clan-Destine, Blackfire), reggae bands (Casper Lomayesva's 601 Band and Native Roots), hip-hoppers like Litefoot and Frank Waln, disco diva Jana Mashonee, and electronic dance music collaborative, A Tribe Called Red.