Floyd Red Crow Westerman – “A Tribute To Johnny Cash” (CD/Mp3)
Winner of the “NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD – BEST COUNTRY RECORDING” - “I Think Johnny Cash would be especially proud of this tribute album. Not just because of his high regard for Floyd Red Crow Westerman or his own life-long identification with Native Americans and commitment to their cause, but because it is such a respectful, loving portrayal of the man’s work. Floyd’s deep, powerful voice resonates with the truth. I had no idea he could sound so much like John.”- Kris Kristofferson
This CD features Johnny Cash songs performed by world renown Native American actor, singer, songwriter and advocate Floyd Red Crow Westerman, who is best remembered for his role as elder/leader Ten Bear in “Dances With Wolves”. His work and dedication have helped spread the American Indian Movement’s message throughout the world.
He has performed with countless musicians including Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Jackson Brown, Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell, John Trudell and Don Henley in large benefit concerts for Indian self-determination, human rights and environmental protection. He toured the world with Sting to publicize the plight of the Rainforest and has been an ambassador of good will representing the International Indian Treaty Council.
Floyd writes: “Johnny Cash was very proud of his Cherokee heritage, and was a great supporter of American Indian issues. I had the great honor to meet and be on the same bill with Johnny Cash. It was a night to remember.”