Blues Rock Review-Time Is Coming 

July 28th, 2014

Indigenous feat. Mato Nanji: Time Is Coming Review

“Be true to who you are and what you want to do.” In an exclusive Blues Rock Review interview last summer, Mato Nanji of the South Dakota-based blues group Indigenous (and current Experience Hendrix touring member) offered this sound advice to artists looking to break into the music world. Though Nanji’s words of wisdom are relevant to a wide range of art forms, they are particularly applicable to music that thrives on the hearts and

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Blues Blast Magazine 

Indigenous featuring Mato Nanji – Time Is Coming |Album Review

June 1, 2014

Blues Bureau International

 13 songs – 76 minutes

It has been a busy couple of years for Mato Nanji (his name is pronounced “Ma-TOE NON-gee”). His 2012 debut on the Blues Bureau International label, Indigenous featuring Mato Nanji, marked the beginning of his collaboration with noted producer, impresario and shred guitar fanatic, Mike Varney. The same year saw the release of 3 Skulls And The Truth,featuring Nanji, Los Lobos

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Blues Rock Review-Vanishing Americans 

Indigenous-Vanishing Americans Review

Indigenous is a noteworthy rock group led by a sincere blues man and Native American, Mato Nanji. The band’s music is laced with the problems and harsh realities of reservation life, and Nanji’s Native roots can be found in each song; however, his undeniable, raw talent and respected nature certainly go above and beyond all racial and cultural barriers and boundaries. Vanishing Americans is a fantastic blues album that any guitarist, blues fan, or rock star could

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Otis Taylor 'My World Is Gone' 

Otis Taylor's 'My World is Gone' CD features Indigenous' Mato Nanji Submitted by conqueroo on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:12

Otis Taylor: My World is Gone

Roots music visionary Otis Taylor’s 13th album, My World Is Gone, set for release February 12, 2013 on Telarc, a division of Concord Music Group, is a lightning bolt of musical creativity and social commentary. Its songs crackle with poetic intelligence and a unique, adventurous sound that balances the modern world with echoes of ancient Africa,

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Blues Rock Review-Three Skulls and the Truth 

David Hidalgo, Luther Dickinson, and Mato Nanji: 3 Skulls and the Truth Review

What happens when three blues guitarists meet during a Jimi Hendrix tribute tour and discover that  they naturally share musical kinship? They get together as a supergroup, write some songs,and record an album. That is exactly what happened when David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, Luther Dickinson of the Black Crowes, and Mato Nanji of Indigenous met on the Experience Hendrix tour. Together the three guitarists created 3 Skulls and

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