WARM SPRINGs, Ore. (CelebrityAccess) — Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne has signed on as the headliner for a benefit concert in honor of Quiltman Sahme, a traditional American Indian singer, and drummer from Simnasho in Warm Springs, Oregon.
Set for February 24th at the Pechanga Theater at Pechanga Resort & Casino, the concert will also feature Jackson’s longtime bandmates ob Glaub (bass), Mauricio Lewak (drums), Val McCallum (guitar), Alethea Mills (vocals), Chavonne Stewart (vocals) and Jeff Young (keyboards).
Also on the bill is John Trudell’s BAD DOG with Joel Rafael.
The concert is intended to help Sahme get back on his feet after he lost his family home in the Warm Springs Reservation wildfire in August. In the early 1980s, Quiltman began performing with American Indian activist, speaker, and poet John Trudell. Trudell was a leader of the Occupation of Alcatraz in the late 1960s and Chairman of the American Indian Movement from 1973-79. He passed away in December 2015.
Quiltman continues to sing with the original band members of John Trudell’s BAD DOG. John Trudell’s BAD DOG includes Mark Shark (guitars), Ricky Eckstein (bass & keyboards), Billy Watts (guitars), Debra Dobkin (percussion), Quiltman and his son Teewhanee Sahme (traditional vocals) along with Joel Rafael (vocals).