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PLATEROS / Bio

PLATEROS IS A THREE PIECE FAMILY BLUES ROCK POWER TRIO, FROM TOHAJIILEE, NM OF THE EASTERN
AGENCY OF THE NAVAJO NATION WITHIN THE SOUTHWEST OF THE U.S.A. THEY FIRST CAME ON THE MUSIC SCENE IN 12/04 AT A MUSIC FEST IN BIRDSPRING, AZ. BY APRIL 2005
THEY WERE INVITED TO THE BIGGEST POW WOW IN THE WORLD, "THE GATHERING OF NATIONS" FOR
A 20-MIN SET ON THE "REACH THE REZ STAGE". AT THE TIME THE LEAD GUITAR PLAYER WAS ONLY 12YRS
OLD. LEVI CAME OUT ON THE STAGE THAT NIGHT AND JUST AMAZED THE PACKED CROWD. THE YOUNG
GUITARIST SLID ACROSS THE STAGE WITH POWER CHORDS AND SCREAMING BLUES NOTES AS HIS DAD,
MURPHY, BACKED HIS SON WITH BASS GUITAR, VOCALS, AND HIS OLDER COUSIN KEPT THE BEAT ON
DRUMS. THIS WAS THEIR FIRST MAJOR PERFORMANCE. BY THE END OF THE SHOW THE CROWD HAD
JUST SEEN THE ARRIVAL OF ANOTHER NATIVE AMERICAN FAMILY BAND LIKE INDIGENOUS AND REDBONE.
THE CROWD GAVE THE YOUNG BOY AND HIS FAMILY BAND A HUGE WELCOME TO THE NATIVE AMERICAN
MUSIC SCENE. LITTLE DID THEY KNOW THAT THIS WAS JUST THE BEGINNING OF A JOURNEY THAT
WOULD TAKE THEM FROM A SMALL INDIAN RESERVATION ACROSS THE ENTIRE COUNTRY, EVEN
TO THE 2009 U.S. PRESIDENTAL INAUGURAL BALL.

TODAY LEVI CONTINUES TO PERFORM WITH HIS FAMILY. THEY HAVE PERFORMED OVER 280 SHOWS
SINCE 2005,. THEY ARE CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING BANDS TO WATCH LIVE. IN 2009 THEY
WON BEST BLUES AT THE NEW MEXICO MUSIC AWARDS FROM THEIR 2ND ALBUM "HANG ON", NOMINATED
TWICE BY THE NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS IN 2006 AND 2008. THEIR FIRST MUSIC VIDEO "FOREVER
I'M WITH YOU" WAS NOMINATED FOR BEST MUSIC VIDEO BY THE 2009 AMERICAN INDIAN FILM FESTIVAl, They WON BEST MUSIC VIDEO AT THE 2010 DREAMSPEAKER FILM FEST IN ALBERTA CANADA
, In 2009 THEY WERE SELECTED W/ OTHER WELL KNOW NATIONAL NATIVE ACTS IN THE FIRST
EVER NATIVE MUSIC ROCK TOUR IN 15 SELECTED CITIES AT HARD ROCK CAFES ACROSS THE U.S, THESE ARE JUST
A FEW THINGS THIS YOUNG BAND HAVE ACHIEVED.

General Info

Band Members
Levi Platero, Douglas Platero, Bronson Begay
Artist Name
PLATEROS
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/theplateros
Active Since
12/04
Genres
Blues / Classic Rock

Contact Info

Location
Laguna, NM
Manager
Native Edge Managament

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