The CD "Up From The Ashes" marks a return to the music scene for Mitch Walking Elk. Released in Germany in March of 2012, along with his auto-biography, There Will Be No Surrender, following a long absence the recording simply and directly says that he is still a force to be recognized when it comes to music. Stepping deeper and farther into the Blues, and back out to walk along the edge and than back in again gives credibility to the 90's article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune that referred to him as a True Contender.
Not forgetting from whence he came is apparent in lyrics that tell of difficult times over come by love, struggle and a deep spiritual commitment to Native traditional life ways. From his country music beginnings, through Folk, rock & roll all the way to the Blues, his music tells a similar story. Be creative, don't quit, challenge the challenge and love what you do. Six CD's and fifteen European tours later he is still here and still a contender and there will most definitely Be No Surrender.