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 Pepe Mendoza to Chester Knight) and is a musical role model throughout the northern Saskatchewan in many Aboriginal communities.
Her recently released CD entitled Wind of the North 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 such as: Kevin Kane on electric guitars/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/mulit-instrumentalist Pepe Danza. Open your ears to the sweet sounds of this talented and inspirational country/folk/roots sensation Violet Naytowhow!