Dec. 8

Indigenous w/ North Duck, LL Dunn and the Hired Guns, Little Joe and Big Trouble

Sokol Underground, 2234 S. 13th St., 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, sokolunderground.com

Indigenous front man, Mato Nanji was born and raised on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Mato was exposed to his father’s vast collection of blues albums recorded by legendary artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and B.B. King. Consequently, Mato began utilizing his own musical talent at a young age. With the experience and wisdom of their father to guide them, Mato, his brother Pte, sister and cousin formed the band Indigenous while in their late teens. 2000’s Circle landed at #3 on the Billboard blues chart while 2006’s Chasing the Sun hit #2. In 2008, Mato wrote and recorded the album Broken Lands and most recently, the band released The Acoustic Sessions in 2010. Indigenous continues to tour as a trio, opting mostly for outdoor venues, but stops at Sokol Underground this Sunday for the Blues Society of Omaha’s annual holiday party and fundraiser.

– Kyle Eustice


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