Bill Miller and Wade Fernandez – two internationally known leaders in the world of contemporary Native Americana music – performed at Door Community Auditorium Sept. 28. The performance by these two Wisconsin musical legends – which also included dance – in a one-of-a-kind double bill was part of the auditorium’s fall Blues, Roots, and American Stories series.
On Sept. 26, Fernandez conducted a morning workshop for Gibraltar fourth-grade students and offered a public workshop in the afternoon. On Sept. 27, he presented a student matinee performance.
Miller is an award-winning Native American recording artist, performer, songwriter, activist, painter and world-class Native flute player who has produced more than a dozen albums and earned three Grammy Awards and numerous Native American Music Awards & Association honors. A Mohican Indian from northern Wisconsin, he has long been one of the most admired figures in the Native American arts and activist arenas. Photos by Len Villano.