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Most of America wanted to grow up and be a cowboy...
I wanted to be an indian

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International Indigenous Music Summit

We are thrilled to announce that the Jir Project will be participating in this year's International Indigenous Global Summit. In a harmonious blend of culture and artistry, Jir Anderson from the acclaimed Jir Project will grace the stage at the International Indigenous Music Summit, set against the vibrant backdrop of Toronto, ON, within First Nation territories.

 

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to @indigenousmusicsummit for this incredible opportunity.

NEW MEXICO MUSIC AWARDS 2024

Our new EP has received two nominations for the 2024 New Mexico Music Awards, to be held on May 19, 2024. In their latest release, "Who's Your Favorite Indian?", Jir Project takes listeners on a nostalgic journey through the lens of childhood, unraveling tales that resonate deeply with Jir’s own upbringing. With a blend of humor and introspection, they delve into the complexities of identity, shedding light on the misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding Native American culture.

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"Absolutely Brilliant"

-  Bob Harris BBC Radio 2

Hailing from the vibrant Southwest region, Jir Project isn't just making waves in the music scene; they're orchestrating a tidal wave of sonic innovation fused with deep-rooted tradition. With a trajectory that's skyrocketed since their inception, this trio has become synonymous with electrifying Blues-Rock performances that leave audiences craving more.

 

Their sophomore release, "Sun Child," proved to be a game-changer, earning them the prestigious North American Indigenous Image Award for Outstanding Blues Album. It's a testament to their ability to infuse indigenous influences seamlessly into their sound, crafting a musical tapestry that's as rich as it is dynamic.

 

With the album "The Pueblo," Jir Project continues to push boundaries while staying true to their roots. The album is a testament to their ongoing commitment to storytelling through music, sharing narratives from the place they call home.

 

In their latest release, "Who's Your Favorite Indian?", Jir Project takes listeners on a nostalgic journey through the lens of childhood, unraveling tales that resonate deeply with Jir’s own upbringing. With a blend of humor and introspection, they delve into the complexities of identity, shedding light on the misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding Native American culture.

 

Drawing from personal experiences, Jir recounts the innocence of youth, where the notion of being Native American was a source of curiosity and confusion. Growing up in a world shaped by Hollywood depictions and TV portrayals, Jir humorously reflects on the inaccuracies and clichés that colored their perception of indigenous peoples.

 

But amidst the laughter, there's a poignant message at the heart of "Who's Your Favorite Indian?". The album serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of representation and the need to challenge stereotypes and correct the narratives. Through witty lyricism and infectious melodies, The Jir Project invites listeners to join them in reexamining preconceived notions and embracing the richness and diversity of indigenous cultures.

 

With "Who's Your Favorite Indian?", The Jir Project doesn't just entertain; they provoke thought and ignite conversations about identity, heritage, and the power of storytelling. So, sit back, groove to the beat, and prepare to embark on a musical odyssey that's as enlightening as it is entertaining.

 

With positivity and a light heart at the helm, The Jir Project is more than just a band; they're a musical journey, inviting audiences to join them on a soulful exploration of sound and spirit. So, buckle up and get ready to be swept away by the infectious energy of The Jir Project as they redefine what it means to groove to the Native Americana.

Jir Anderson

Jir's musical journey is a testament to resilience and creativity. Growing up on the rez in Cochiti Pueblo, NM, Jir found solace and self-expression through music. With a homemade guitar crafted from his family's dinner table that he plugged into the family stereo, he began weaving his own narratives into bluesy tones, sans the melancholy.

"I started the Jir Project to tell my stories through music," says Jir. "As a Native American, music became my voice, my outlet." His guitar prowess has garnered attention on the music scene, yet Jir humbly credits his bandmates for providing the musical canvas upon which his stories come to life.

In a world where every riff carries a tale, Jir Project invites listeners on a journey where the blues are infused with resilience and hope. It's a sonic experience that transcends boundaries and resonates with the soul.

Gear: Jir rocks with Fender and Washburn guitars, powered by Louis Electric amps. His setup includes custom Warmoth necks, Semour Duncan pickups, Ernie Ball Slinky’s, and Native Audio Pedals.

Douglas Bellen

Doug is the bass player for the Jir Project. Saginaw Michigan is where he learned to throw rocks. Doug is a music educator and makes Bellen amplifiers and is good with all stuff music. Doug is a human encyclopedia who enjoys a good brew and comfortable conversations stage side.

Gear: Musicman Basses

Kendall Bell

Comes from New Orleans, LA and currently residing in Albuquerque, NM. Prior to teaming up with the project he served in the US Air Force. Kendall honed skills abroad during his service where he also gained a vast knowledge of beer. Ask him to give you the rundown on your drink. Kendall teaches choir at his church and is the model human.

 

Gear: Kendall plays a Ludwig Breakbeats kit by Questlove, Mapex Drums, Vater sticks, Sabian Cymbals, Evans Heads, Pork Pie Snar.

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United States Management:

nativeguitarstour@gmail.com

 

Booking:

jirproject@gmail.com

(505)710-5494

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