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Spirit Wind Records artist

 

note: full band Spirit Wing performances will be labed. Red Kroz Bluez band, Psych A Billy and Barry Lee individual performances will be identified also. All others are Spirit Wing as a duo (Barbara and Barry)

 

Once you hear one of Spirit Wing’s impassioned performances you will not soon forget their intense respect for their people and the history of Native Americans or that they have become one of the most popular Native American acts in the Middle Atlantic States.

Spirit Wing’s performers are:  Barbara Gregg Andrews-Christy; vocals, flutes, percussion, Barry Lee; vocals, guitar, expertly backed up by Chris Hawley; bass, percussion and Doug Penglase, bass,percussion.

Spirit Wing was a finalist for Native American Music Awards in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010.


photo by virtual farms creative
Since the year 2000, Spirit Wing has appeared at many Native American Festivals within Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. They are also a popular feature at Coffeehouses and Folk and Acoustic music festivals .

A small sample of their prior appearances include; Bethlehem Musikfest, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Nassau Community College Folk Festival, Delmarva Folk Festival, Two Moon’s Memorial Powwow, Southeastern Cherokee Powwow, Forksville Folk Festival, Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival, Penn’s Landing, Hickory Fest, etc.

Their music comes from a strong folk/acoustic music tradition along with traditional Native songs that date back hundreds of years.  All four members of Spirit Wing have performed in various types of bands and ensembles that feature Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, and Country music.

The members of Spirit Wing have formed an "alter ego" blues band called RedKrozBluez Band and are starting to perform on given days in that genre. All the instrumentation stays the same except for some of the songs, Barbara switches to bass and Chris plays a "lead bass guitar" trading licks with Barry during the solos. It is a very unique take on traditional blues music and they are quickly becoming a fan favorite.

In addition, Barry also does a traditional country act, featuring old time country music such as Buck Owens, Hank Williams, etc.....(at times Barbara will join him). 

Barry also has been called on to be MC at several Powwows over these past few years. Barbara and Barry will often perform at these Powwows during the dancers break.

 

 

 

 

 

photo by richard krause

 

 

photo by carolyn miller

 

photo by T.V. Hawley

 
     
2013
 
  April 14  

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh

http://www.uufr.org/

Raleigh, NC
  Dec 7   New Holland Holiday Street Fair New Holland, Pa.
      2014

 

 

  jan 3-4   personal performance  
  jan 11   john carrol school powwow....this is a good one! Bel Air, MD.
  jan 25-26   private performance  
  Feb 18   odyssey program for Phila Folk Song Society Phila. Pa.
  Feb 21   Mermaid Inn...Pysch A Billy show for Barry Chestnut Hill, Pa.
  Feb 22   Green Lane Fire House benefit for Lori with Pysch A Billy Green Lane Pa
  Mar 22   private commitment  
  Mar 28   pickeringcreek inn Pysch A Billy Phoenixville, pa
  Mar 30   Psych A Billy performance  
  April 5-6   State College Powwow....we'll be dancin'!! State College, Pa.
  May 3-4  

Powwow in Pottstown..the whole band will be there. Hasn't been a Powwow here since around 2004 info: wronald1@comcast.net

Pottstown, Pa.
  May 17-18   Ontelaunee Powwow, Spirit Wing band New Tripoli
  May 16-17   Ontelaunee Powwow ...full band, blues band Saturday night New Tripoli, Pa.
  May 24-25   Powwow on the Hudson  
  June 1   Barb and Barry at the Churchville Nature Center 50yr celebraton

Churchville Rd.

Churchville, Pa.

  June 7   private show  
  June 14-15   Forksville Powwow, SpiritWing duo and Barry is MC Forksville, Pa.
  June 22   Churchville Nature Center, 50 yr. aniversary ...Barb and Barry Churchville, Pa.
  June 28-29   Kanatsiohareke Strawberry Festival, Barb and Barry as a duo Fonda NY
  July 3-4   private performance  
  July 19-20   Drums Powwow SpiritWing duo and Barry is MC Drums Pa. near Hazleton, Pa.
  Aug 2-3   Pamanuke Powwow Lindenhurst, NY
  Aug 10  

Honey Brooke Summer Concert SeriesSpirt Wing band

Honey Brooke, Pa.
  Aug 15-16-17   Spirit Wing or Psych A Billy..one of us, or both with be there..we'll