2005 Winner Folk/Country Award
Native American Music
2005 & @ 2006 ISMA Nominee
A 2002, 2003, 2004,2005,2006 NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE
Submission for a Grammy 2006
"A tremendous talent, beautiful heart and breath-taking stage presence."
Qua ti si is a member of the Cree Nation. Her tremendous natural talent is a gift of the Creator honed to perfection by her loving and musically talented father. Quatisi is a private and tender hearted woman. Her strikingly beautiful appearance combined with a gentle touch and warm phrasing makes delivery of her songs clear as a beacon with a bit of mystique and a sense of confidence borne of the connection with her music and culture.
Qua ti si has opened for many well-known artists around the country. She moved to Nashville in the early 90's and became a studio artist for several years. But, she says there seemed to be something missing. She loved country music but it just didn't make the same connection that Native American music stirred within. Qua ti si felt a strong desire "...to let people know my native ways," she remembers.
Qua ti si has great love and admiration of American Indian music. Her fan club includes members from all parts of the United States and Europe. 2002, Qua ti si and her band, Spirits of the Wind were nominated "Best Independent Recording Artist of the Year by the Native American Music Awards. "Qua ti si is a very modest woman and one great performer," says Tennessee music producer James E. Monahon of Shadagea Music.
Her CD, "People of the Red Man" is a compilation of many different genres of music and talent. People of the Red Man is a powerful offering of songs. It has all the characteristic sounds of American Indian flutes, rattles, drums, and whistles, but the artful blend of the steel guitar, violin and keyboard make the CD enjoyable and unique.
Qua ti si's music means something. It moves you. Her music transports the listener to the land and people of her native heritage. quatisi is a singer and song writer and I was honored to have won the Country/ Folk award at the Native American music Awards last year in 2005 , she has been nominated for the last 5 years in other categories such as best Pop, Best Song/Single Best Female Artist and others. She also has been nominated the last 2 years with ISMA , and the winner of many other Native Music Awards.
qua ti si was nominated for the Fifth Native American Music Awards for her dynamite CD( Bury Me) in the Best Pop/Rock recording which put her up against the likes of Micki Free Grammy winner, Nammy winner.
She definitely received a lot of attention and recognition for this outstanding piece of work!
2003 qua ti si was nominated again with the song White Cross as one of the best in the Gospel Category with the Native American Music Awards.
2004 qua ti si's CD Bury Me was also nominated in the Best Pop category with the ISMA awards.
Through Indian Eyes is one of her best works and was performed live at the 7th Annual Native American Music Awards in Hollywood FL. Hard Rock cafe in 2005
Listen to her newest CD, Buffalo and you will find her music only gets better with each song she performs.