Wade Fernandez | Breathe & Flow

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Breathe & Flow

by Wade Fernandez

From deep roots and beauty to modern native soul jam, Wade's highly anticipated new release of Contemporary American Indian Music will deliver what corporate radio stations can't!
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Frybread Jones
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2. That's What She Said
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3. Still Standing Proud
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4. Honey Bee
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5. Love Teach Us All
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6. Black Gold
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7. Rez Runner (Indian Car)
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8. Funky 49 (feat. Wind Eagle)
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9. Sawaenemiyah (Blessed)
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10. Indian Summer
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11. Breathe
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12. Locked in Cages
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13. A Guitar Cries for the People
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Album Notes
This CD was released to kickoff a 5 country tour of Europe (his 17th tour of Europe)!
It was recorded mainly at Song Of The Black Wolf studio on the Menominee Rez. Some bed tracks were recorded at Axis Recording Studios & the Exchange (owned by GRAMMY Award winner Joe Puerta of Ambrosia/Bruce Hornsby & the Range).

Growing up on the Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin has influenced this music heavily and if you search youtube for some of the song titles from this CD, you'll get to experience that setting of a people living in the now but with roots that go back 12,000 to 16,000 years to the land.

Wade is a vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, published composer, producer, educator, music engineer, artist in residence, teacher, father, film and video producer, and loves to improvise & create.

Awards, Honors, Grants:
2012 Artist In Business Grant First Peoples Fund
2011 Creative Capital Grant First Peoples Fund
2011 First Nations Composer’s Initiative Common Ground Grant
2010 won national Community Spirit Award from First Peoples Fund
2010 WI Arts Boards Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program
2008 First Nations Composer’s Initiative Common Ground Grant
2008 National Native Creative Development Program Grant
2007 winner of Contemporary Instrumental
& Best Country from Indian Summer Music Awards
ISMA (Indian Summer Music Awards) finalist
Best Blues,
Classic Rock,
Native Flute
NAMMY (Native American Music Awards) finalist
Artist of the Year
Pop/Rock Recording of the Year
2007 won First Nations Composer’s Initiative grant through American Composers Forum 2006 winner Best Male Artist NAMMY
NAMMY finalist
Pop/Recording of the Year
Best Music Video
2005 winner Indian Summer Film & Video Award,
won award at Cherokee International Film Festival
2002 NAMMY finalist (Native American Music Awards)
Best Blues/Jazz
Male Artist of the Year
Songwriter of the Year
2001 won “Storyteller/Writer of the Year” from Wordcraft Warriors Writers & Storytellers
1997 Tomorrow's Leaders Today Award (Milwaukee, WI)
1996 Dean's Award of Excellence (UW-Milwaukee)
1995 Medal of Honor from Menominee Indian Nation,

Sample Of Musical Performances:
Woodstock ’94, The Reebok Human Rights Awards (2002 Winter Olympics), Ed McMahon’s Next Big Star, Chicago’s World Music Festival, Native American Music Awards, Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards, and Germany’s Tollwood Festival. Wade has performed with many artists including Jackson Browne and The Indigo Girls and shared stages with dignitaries such as Robert Redford & Bishop Desmond
Sample Of Commissions: Native Radio Theatre theme song for national radio, Milwaukee Choral Artists, Menominee Casino Television advertisement, Tobacco Cessation project, Potawatomi Gathering theme song, 2012 BBC movie “Inventing The Indian”
Sample of Teaching Arts: Rhinelander School Of The Arts, K-college schools throughout the U.S. & Europe, Native American Flute Playing & Building, Menominee Culture, Songwriting, Performance Workshops, Private Music Instruction


“World class.. Phenomenal… hard to forget after one listen…. a unique style as both a musician and songwriter …blessed with talent that can’t be learned, and with a gracious and inspiring soul that can’t be tainted by the pitfalls of the music industry.”
Indian Country Today

“On behalf of the Milwaukee Choral Artists, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the gifts you shared at last evening's concert. ….what beauty and respect you brought to all of us fortunate to have been in your presence. We were honored and blessed, and forever changed.”
Sharon A. Hansen, Founder and Music Director The Milwaukee Choral Artists

“.. an artistic and spiritual force that has just begun to gather steam.”
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

“Speaks to the heart of all native people.. Your jam session with Jackson Browne was phenomenal.” Oneida Nation Arts Program

“Soaring beyond the invisible culture of the corporate music industry.” Vital Source

“guitar and songwriting skills are incredibly sharp, …remarkable in range, quality and sincerity.. soars with beauty and power.” Post Gazette

“All that one would think was lost with the great guitar legends of the early-twentieth century are now alive and touring with Wade Fernandez and his band the Black Wolf Group. The Leader

“ …an artist in his own right who deserves to be heard on his own terms”
Peter Buffet – Emmy Award winner & producer

“able to transcend all cultural stylistic and technical boundaries to communicate a powerful message” Strandgut (Frankfurt, Germany magazine)

“spirit, heart, and soul comes through him and fills the entire stage or studio.”
Ernie Adams, drummer (Al Di Meola, Dizzy Gillespie)

“..surprising diversity... swings effortlessly from blues, folk-rock, flamenco and jazz, with traditional singing and drumming… a sincerity and integrity which is reflected not only in his lyrics but in his expressive use of guitar...”
Indigenous Links (London, England magazine)

“Just wanted to say how much my family and I enjoyed the performances last night. Bringing our community together, giving our students an opportunity to show case their talents, cultural pride, healthy life styles, the feast.... I could go on the positive number of unanticipated outcomes as a result of the event but I would want to believe many people including myself wish to keep this wonderful community event going for years to come.”
Wendell Waukau, Menominee Indian School Distric superintendent

“one of the best speakers of this type. Students will like him, trust him, and listen to him."
David Rand, teacher & G/T Coordinator for the Menominee Indian High School

"Wade Fernandez is a top-notch performer and storyteller who kept the students' attention riveted on him for a full hour. We (teachers and all staff in attendance) left the program inspired by both him and the children's enthusiasm!
Julie Slightam, First-grade teacher, Milwaukee German Immersion School


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