Chart Topping Native Soul-Funk-Blues band Become Top Nominees for Native American Music Awards
WI Blues Chart Toppers, Song Keeprs, Ltd recording artists The GroovaLottos are nominated for NAMA "Best Pop Recording" and they need your vote. Public Voting Now Open
Cast your vote for Song Keepers, Ltd recording artists, The GroovaLottos for "Best Pop Recording" (Category #15). Links to the ballot can be found on www.namalive.com or https://www.surveymonkey.com/
The GroovaLottos soul-funk-blues power trio is comprised of award-winning, veteran studio session and touring players and singers. Formed in 2011 as a New England regional band, they immediately stood out for their original interpretations of classic soul, funk, rock and blues tunes as well as their original tunes, penned by the band's keyboardist vocalist. The band consists of Melvin Coombs, Jr, bass; Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor, keys and vocals; and Eddie Ray Johnson, drums and vocals. Along with bar and community shows, the band is also on the academic lecture/ presentation circuit about Native American musical elements found in African American music, particularly the blues. Band member Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor (MJ Peters) is a noted musicologist and folklorist as well as a professor of English and Director of Black Studies at UMass Dartmouth. All of the band members are Native American, with Peters and Coombs being members of the Federally recognized Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, and Johnson being of the Louisiana Choctaw band.
The GroovaLottos rose to international acclaim with the release of their debut E.P. and video "Do You Mind ...?", breaking on Americana radio on the "Direct From Muscle Shoals" radio show and going into rotation on over 40 syndicated, terrestrial and streaming radio shows on 350+ radio stations worldwide. "Do You Mind ...?" reached #5 on the World Indie Blues Charts in June.
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