Good Shield plays Steve’s Guitars |

Good Shield plays Steve’s Guitars

Staff Report

Good Shield plays Steve’s Guitars, 19 N. 4th St., Carbondale, Friday, May 30. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the music starts at 8:30 p.m. $10 donation.

Good Shield is of Lakota and Yaqui Native American heritage.

He puts together his many musical influences to create what he describes as “Indigenous soul,” a combination of rock, funk, folk, hip-hop, spoken word and influences from traditional Indigenous music.

He writes mainly from a Native American perspective and about survival in both worlds. He speaks of the hardships and the joys of being a native trying to retain his traditional culture and language.

“It is crucial that we as indigenous people not forget our roots and that we pass what we know on to our children and family who have grown up far from their aboriginal place of creation,” Good Shield said. “We all have our stories. We all come from earth-based beliefs. We as humans are a diverse bunch and we should respect diversity.”

Good Shield and his band, 7th Generation Rise, have performed with Keith Secola and the legendary Floyd Red Crow Westernman. He currently lives in Humboldt County, Calif., with his wife and two sons.

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