According to the official website of musician & singer Shelley Morningsong (Northern Cheyenne Tribe). She will come to the historic “Old Town” at Albuquerque, N.M. 87104 on Friday Dec. 6, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. All ages are welcome & it is free to the public. Come visit & take a “Holiday Stroll in Old Town.” Also on the schedule is her husband named Fabian Fontenelle (Zuni/Omaha Tribes).
“Old Town” is located at - 303 Romero St. NW - Albuquerque, N.M. 87104. For visitor information please call, (505) 243-3215.
Shelley has been featured in several of the popular American southwest magazines. They include, “New Mexico Magazine”, “Cowboys & Indians” & “Native Peoples Magazine.” She has recorded three contemporary albums & received two Native American music awards (NAMA) including 'Record Of The Year' back in 2011.
Shelley Morningsong is described like this - “With an alto voice that pulls from the depths of her cowboy boots, and songs with lyrics that cut to the heart, Morningsong will appeal to those who enjoy the music of Buffy Sainte-Marie and Bonnie Raitt. Morningsong has played guitar since she was a youngster, when she also learned to play the classical flute. Since then she’s mastered the Native flute, on which she performs amazing instrumentals on some of her compositions.”
“Shelley also writes theme songs for organizations that she believes in. She has written the theme song for 'Futures for Children' - a very worthy organization who diligently supports Native children to finish high school and get into college. She also wrote the theme song for 'Electro-Magnetic Health' - a group of scientist's who are working hard to bring awareness concerning the effects of micro magnetic waves.”
Fabian Fontenelle is described on Shelley's website like this - “He compliments the 'Shelley Morningsong Band' by adding what has been a long history of delighting audiences from his countless travels around the world. With powerful dance performances intertwined with traditional storytelling, Fabian depicts a profound imagery of a “Spirit World” pronouncing the spoken word of his ancestors in his fluent Native Zuni Language. A performance by Fabian Fontenelle is a show in itself, a captivating display of ancient sacred songs, dancing, drumming and hand-crafted regalia adorned with the intricacy of hand-beading and more.”
Below is the essential Shelley Morningsong CD/Albums: