Gary Small & The Coyote Bros.
Gary Small & The Coyote Bros. 3 p.m. Sunday, August 10, at South Park.
A three time winner of a NAMMY (Native American Music Association awards), including the 2011 Male Artist award, 2007 as Best Rock Recording and 2002 as Songwriter of the Year, Gary Small is an accomplished guitarist and vocalist. Raised in the wilds of Montana and Wyoming, small is a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe whose reservation resides in remote Southeast Montana to the east of the Little Bighorn Battlefield. The Coyote Bros. consist of Gary Small onVocals/Guitar, Jim Willey on Drums, Jobe Jennings on Bass, and Jimmy Lange on Keys.
For 15 years Small led the Portland Oregon based group The Gary Small Band, a roots rock group of outstanding musicians whose percussion section members include Graham Lear, former drummer of Santana, and former Joe Cocker percussionist, Bobby Torres. Small won national acclaim as a solo artist with the release of his third cd release entitled “Wild Indians”. Released in July of 2001, “Wild Indians” won the prestigious Nammy “Songwriter of the Year” award.
Small is no stranger to national acclaim, gaining the spotlight as a solo artist with the release of his third CD release entitled “Wild Indians”. Released in July of 2001, “Wild Indians” won the prestigious Nammy “Songwriter of the Year” award and was nominated for “Best Male Performer” and “Best Blues / Jazz Recording” by the 2002 Native American Music Association.
Small has appeared on the concert stage with other Native American performers such as Rita Coolidge (Walela), Indigenous, Chrystal Gale, Native Roots, and Keith Secola. Small has previously garnered a nomination from the Native American Music Awards for “Best Blues / Jazz Recording” for his 2000 blues release “Cheyenne Blues Revisited.”