A doctor by day, and a singer/songwriter every chance he gets
Award-winning musician, Tonemah, is Kiowa, Comanche and Tuscarora, he has six CDs under his belt, of which, includes his well known hit single Pow Wow Snag. His songs are filled with a fiery wit, thought provoking metaphors, and are sharp with emotion that makes his music easy to relate to. His most recent nominations were for Bes t Folk Recording, and Best Male Artist by the Native American Music Awards and for Best International Artist by the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Awards for his latest CD Ink Blots and Random Thoughts. The Native American Music Awards have also recognized Tonemahs talent with award nominations in the categories of: Songwriter of the Year, Best Male Artist, and Best AlbumCountry or Folk. In 2007, his CD Welcome to Your Rainy Day, won the award for Best Folk Recording. Tonemahs musical influence came to him as a young boy sitting in the back seat of his parents station wagon listening to Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen. Today, he is a singer/songwriter in the purest sense and his music combines the energy of rock, the intelligence of folk and the heart of country that creates a musical niche he calls Native Americana.