WASHINGTON – Robby Romero and Stacey Thunder, owners of Eagle Thunder Entertainment have announced the May 19 worldwide online CD release of “Native Rock, The Singles.” The new digitally remastered recording will feature a unique collection of Robby Romero & Red Thunder hit singles never before released outside Indian country.
The CD release will take place in conjunction with the Eighth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, May 18 – 29 in New York City.
The term, “Native Rock” was coined by Romero when MTV asked him in the early 1990s to describe his innovative music style.
The Red Thunder line-up includes Native American Music award winners Robert Tree Cody (traditional flute), and the Jones Benally Family with Jeneda Benally (bass), Klee Benally (guitar), Clayson Benally (traditional drums), and Jones Benally (spoken word).
The CD includes the song “Hidden Medicine,” which was recorded live on Robby Romero & Red Thunder’s groundbreaking “Indian Country Tour.” Spoken words by Chief Oren Lyons are included on the track “Dream Catcher.” Lyons is Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan Onondaga, Haudenosaunee Grand Council of Chiefs and emeritus SUNY Distinguished Service Professor and director of Native American Studies in the Department of American Studies, State University of New York, Buffalo.
The CD will also include new mixes by Grammy Award winner Steve Addabbo, including “Lonesome River,” and “Heartbeat,” featuring the legendary Al Kooper on piano and organ. Kooper has played on some of rock and roll’s greatest hits, including: Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone;” The Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Long Hot Summer Nights.”
The CD will be available online and in select retail outlets around the country. Romero’s music can also be purchased at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City and Washington, D.C., and at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, N.M.