Indigenous to headline local show during Cherokee holiday

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - The Nakota Sioux blues band Indigenous will headline a three-band performance during the Cherokee National Holiday at Roxie's Roost, located at 16471 Highway 10, east of Tahlequah.

Promoting their new self-titled album on the Silvertone Records label, brothers Mato and Pte, sister Wanbdi and cousin Horse, will headline the Sept. 2 show with the Cecil Gray Blues Band featuring Phillip "Yogie" Bread and Badwater as opening acts.

Formed in the mid-'90s, Indigenous will be returning to Tahlequah for the third time.

The two opening acts feature Cherokees "Yogie" Bread, who plays blues harp, and Badwater's Bobby "Wayne" Hogshooter and Garren Marsh. Hogshooter is Badwater's lead singer and guitarist while Marsh plays bass and sings backup vocals.

Cecil Gray and Yogie are the core of the Red Dawn Blues Band, which won "Best Blues Album" at the 2004 Native American Music Awards. Yogie has been around the world playing blues harp and this will be a return to Tahlequah and the Cherokee National Holiday for him.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for all ages. Badwater takes the stage at 9 p.m. and the Cecil Gray Blues Band featuring "Yogie" Bread will follow.

Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 the day of the show. Purchase tickets online at and in Tulsa, Muskogee and Tahlequah at In-Tune Music and Paceline Cyclery stores.

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