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Joanne Shenandoah in Concert

St. Clair Productions presents Native American singer/songwriter Joanne Shenandoah in concert on Friday, September 30, 8 p.m., at the Unitarian Fellowship, 87 4th St., Ashland. Whistling Elk Singers open the show. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door, $10 for teens 12-17 and free under 12. Tickets available at Music Coop, American Trails, on-line at or call 541-535-3562.

A portion of the proceeds benefits Red Earth Descendants.

A GRAMMY award and 13-time Native American Music award-winning artist and Wolf Clan member of the Iroquois Confederacy, Joanne Shenandoah has fulfilled the promise of her Native American name, Tekaliwah-kwa, (She Sings). "She's become one of the most acclaimed Native American recording artists of her time." Associated Press.

"She weaves you into a trance with her beautiful Iroquois chants and wraps her voice around you like a warm blanket on a cool winter's night," said Robbie Robertson, formerly of the Band.

Shenandoah received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Syracuse University in 2002, the first ever given to a Native performer. She has received more Native American Music Awards than any other artist, including a "Lifetime Achievement Award" in 2008. She was presented with the Grand Prize by the Native Film Festival in Montreal, Canada for her soundtrack in the documentary "Our Land Our Life" in June 2008.

Over time Shenandoah's been able to channel her love of pop, folk and classical music into her ancestrally inspired music. Her compositions have been used in many soundtracks including HBO, PBS, Northern Exposure, Bose Systems, The Discovery Channel, and TRANSAMERICA.

Shenandoah presents a songwriting workshop on Saturday, October 1, 10 am-noon, at the Unitarian Fellowship, 87 4th St., Ashland. Cost is $30. Register at or call 541-535-3562.

Shenandoah will share her career path and experiences plus some of the basics of the music business such as copyright and publishing, ASCAP, BMI and GRAMMY Associations, royalties and distribution, and agent/manager promotions. You also will learn voice care and the basics of songwriting. All ages and experience welcome.