Library to host Native American musician
Courtesy of Rhinelander District Library
Rhinelander District Library will host a music-filled afternoon on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. with award-winning performance artist, Bobby Bullet. Bobby Bullet is to Indian Country what Hank Williams is to country music–a legend. Bobby, a member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, is a guitarist/singer/songwriter whose career spans 60 years. He is an accomplished and versatile folk and country musician, a storyteller and a tribal elder who builds bridges of understanding and acceptance between all cultures and generations. His work has been recognized by the Native American Music Association, awarding him the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award as well as nominating his album, Scrapbook, for eight categories of awards. In 2011, he was again nominated by NAMA for Artist of the Year, and Best Pop Recording for his album, Bigfoot. In addition, he was honored in 2014 by the Indian Summer Music Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Bobby will perform songs from his most recent album, Justice in Time, as well as his past music. His wife, Pamela Nesbit, will accompany him on a variety of instruments and with vocals. She is a versatile musician in her own right, playing a variety of instruments, including the traditional cedar flute and hand drum. A Native American Arts and Cultures Foundation Music Fellowship assisted Bobby with completing Justice in Time. Native artists join him on this collection of original song-stories of Native Communities from the upper-Midwest. In addition, he has been collaborating with the Lac du Flambeau public school and Waswaaganing Players in the “Standing Tall” theatre production performances. He tutors students in guitar and provides original music for the production.
Come to Rhinelander District Library and enjoy an afternoon of heartfelt music, memorable lyrics and humor. Funding for this program is provided by the RDL Foundation. Please call the library at 715-365-1070 with any questions.