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The Breaking Wind

The Breaking Wind

Canada’s most populous Native territory, the Six Nations of the Grand River, located in southern Ontario, has long been recognized as the home of some of the continent’s best-known Native performers, including musician/composer Robbie Robertson, dancer/choreographer Santee Smith, rockers Derek Miller and Jimmy Wolf, the Pappy Johns Band, Murray Porter, and the Six Nations Women Singers. Now a new band of young teenagers from the reserve has begun making their mark with a rich blend of rock, blues, funk, and jazz, presenting covers and original songs that bear influences from the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Queen, and other icons. The Breaking Wind—Wesley Martin (Mohawk, age 14), guitar and vocals; Ryan Johnson (Oneida, age 14), bass and vocals; Marty Isaacs (Mohawk, age 15) lead guitar; and Ryan “Little Ryan” Mickeloff (age 12), drums—has found its chemistry as fellow musicians and friends who are serious about music, but not so serious about life.

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