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What's next for War Bonnet?

Local band was a nominee for Best New Group of the Year at Native American Music Awards


November 19, 2019

NETT LAKE - Local band War Bonnet is rapidly gaining attention on a national level. Chaz Wagner, a founding member of the group, recently returned home from a trip to New York, where he attended the Native American Music Awards (NAMA). War Bonnet's debut album, "The Ghost Dance," was a nominee for the New Group of the Year award at this year's ceremony. The band also garnered a nomination for Best Rock Recording with their single "War Horse."

This year's show took place at the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls, New York on Nov. 2. While War Bonnet was not among the award winners, Wagner said it was an honor just to be nominated and recognized for their innovative music. According to Wagner, the entire day was an amazing experience, highlighted by the opportunity to perform live at the awards event with fellow local musician Keith Secola. He also had the chance to meet and speak with iconic Native Americans such as Wes Studi, the first Native American actor to ever receive an Academy Award, and Mickie James, a WWE wrestler who was inducted into the NAMA Hall of Fame last year. Wagner also had the chance to meet members of the band Portugal the Man, who said they knew of War Bonnet and had heard their music.,15674?


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