Chasing the Sunby Indigenous
The biggest blues rock outfit in South Dakota, the Native American family band Indigenous fell on hard times after blasting their way to international acclaim in 2003. After three uncertain years, only guitarist/vocalist/principal songwriter Mato Nanji remains, with his relatives fallen by the wayside. No matter. Mato was the main attraction, with his dazzlingly overdriven blues picking in a Stevie Ray Vaughn mode. Chasing the Sun has Mato's mitts all over it, and fans of powerful, by-the-books blues will thank him for doing what it takes to keep the music coming. The main difference from the band's debut, personnel aside, is in the vocal department, with Mato's gruff delivery working in soulful new directions. B-3 organ adds to the swampy vibe of tracks like "I'll Be Waiting," but make no mistake: Chasing the Sun is a blast of dry Texas guitar rock that would do ZZ Top proud. Blues fans looking for a new guitar hero have found one in this roadhouse warrior.
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- Vanguard Records
Performance CreditsIndigenous Primary Artist
Michael Bland Drums
Bruce McCabe Piano,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano
Mato Nanji Guitar,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Background Vocals
Technical CreditsBob Dylan Composer
Steve Fishell Producer
Georgette Cartwright Creative Services Director
Gary Kurfirst Management
Robin Geary Imaging
Mato Nanji Composer
Chris Hardin Management
Amber Lehman Imaging
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Falls short of their concert intensity, but a great investment none the less. If you get a chance to see these guys live, do it. You won't regret it.
I went to see Mato's reinvented Indigenous 2 nights ago with high expectations. I have been a fan and seen him many times with the family members that he has since DUMPED because someone got him to believe they weren't good enough. The sound mix was so BAD it was painful to my ears, it physically hurt. Mato came off so look-at-me egotistical it would have been laughable if it wasn't so offensive. New band members - nothing special, certainly no great improvement from his family which he obviously does not understand was a portion of his band's original appeal. I walked out on a 15 dollar ticket to save my ears. In the past couple days I have visited with a few people and they ALL said the same word "DISAPPOINTING". In summation - I highly recommend the early Indigenous recordings. I strongly advise you to AVOID the new and supposedly improved "Mato" and any new recordings. Hopefully he will come back down to earth and rediscover his roots but I doubt it. I gave 1 star only because the review format forced me to.
Perhaps the author of the "Egotistical Blowhard" entry should know what he's talking about prior to accusing Mato of "dumping" his previous band/family "Band info and Mato interview available at indiancountry.com" The band live is truly excellent and this disc carries on in the same tradition as previous recordings...smokin' blues-rock!