THUNDER BAY – For the Love of Life is a musical showcase featuring Shy-Anne Hovorka, Keith Secola, Classic Roots, and featuring the Thunder Mountain Singers.
The show, at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium will also feature some of the amazing youth talent in our region. Bluntly put, the level of talent in Thunder Bay should have us considering changing the name of our city to ‘Talent Bay’.
There will be a number of ‘Youth Talents’ appearing in this show as well.
Pikangikum Band, Larissa Desrosiers, Binaeshee Couchie, Dylan Whiskychan and the DFC Square Dancers will be sharing their talents.
The show will be hosted by CBC Radio’s Jolene Banning and the Attawapiskat River Metatabin.
Keith Secola is an icon and ambassador of Native music. He is one of the most influential artists in the field today. Rising from the grassroots of North America, he is a songwriter of the people. Critics have dubbed him as the Native versions of both Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.
NDN Kars (Indian cars), his most popular song is considered the contemporary Native American anthem, achieving legendary status and earning him a well-deserved cult following. It has been the number one requested song on tribal radio since the 1992. In 2011, he joined the ranks of Jimmy Hendrix, Hank Williams, Crystal Gale, and Richie Valens, and was inducted into the Native Music Hall of Fame.
Born in 1957 in Cook, Minnesota, Secola is affiliated with the Anishinabe tribe. He graduated from Mesabi Community College with a degree in Public Service in 1979, and completed a BA in American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota in 1982. He is married and has two children.
Tickets are at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium box office, call (807) 684-4444 or Toll Free 1-800-463-8817.
The show is sponsored by the Ontario Arts Council, RBC, Tbaytel, Dominion Motors and NetNewsledger.com.