Violet Naytowhow

Portrait of Violet Naytowhow

Violet Naytowhow is a woodland Cree singer/songwriter based in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. She has been writing songs, playing guitar, hand drum, rattle and singing - both as part of music festivals, cultural events, conferences, ceremonies and community and family events since she was a young child. She has also recorded and played with a wide variety of musicians (from Pipe Mendoza to Chester Knight) and is a musical role model throughout the northern Saskatchewan in many Aboriginal communities.


Ancestries: First Nations
Languages: English
Genre: Acoustic, Folk

Albums

Album Cover
Wind of the North

Group Members

  • Violet Naytowhow
  • Eekwol
  • Wayne Lavallee
  • Kevin Kane
  • Pepe Danza
  • Cheryl L'Hirondelle

Biography

Violet Naytowhow is a woodland Cree singer/songwriter based in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. She has been writing songs, playing guitar, hand drum, rattle and singing - both as part of music festivals, cultural events, conferences, ceremonies and community and family events since she was a young child. She has also recorded and played with a wide variety of musicians (from Pipe Mendoza to Chester Knight) and is a musical role model throughout the northern Saskatchewan in many Aboriginal communities.

Her CD Wind of the North, released in 2007, was nominated for two Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards in 2007, in the Best Folk Album and Best Traditional Cultural Roots Album categories. The album was produced by Vancouver-based singer/songwriter and producer Wayne Lavallee (2005 Juno nominee, 2006 winner for Best Aboriginal Songwriter, Canadian Folk Music Awards) and features a stellar lineup of guest musicians including Kevin Kane on electric guitars and bass (The Grapes of Wrath), hip hop recording artist Eekwol (2005 CAMA winner, best rap/hip hop), guitarist Jason Burnstick (2006 Juno nominee, Aboriginal Recording), vocalists Cheryl L'Hirondelle & Renae Morriseau of M'Girl (2006 CAMA winner, Female Cultural Roots Album) & renowned percussionist/multiinstrumentalist Pepe Danza.