Crazy Woman Mountain
News Flash!!! Crazy Woman Mountain just won the Nammy Award for 'Best Rock Album or the Year'!!!! Gary Small & the Coyote Bros are led by Singer/Songwriter/guitarist Gary Small. Small is also Native American and a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Montana. Crazy Woman Mountain is Small's fourth CD release. His last three releases: "Cheyenne Blue Revisited" "Wild Indians" and "Blues From the Coyote" were collectively nominated for seven Native American Music Association Awards. Small also won the prestigious "Song Writer of the Year" Nammy Award for "Wild Indians" in 2002. Each CD has it's own musical style: The Award winning "Wild Indians" is deeply steeped in roots rock reggae and Afro Cuban beats. The album also stars former 10 year drummer for Santana, Graham Lear. The CD was released in Portland OR where one music critic summed up the release: '...Small's guitar playing so reminiscent of Carlos Santana it's stunning. In fact it wouldn't be unfair to say Small could become the Santana of Native American music-translating his history through myriad musical forms in a way that speaks on several levels.' John Graham, Willamette Week, 2001 Small, not one for being pigeon holed for style has released "Crazy Woman Mountain": a stripped down retro rock with guitar work reminiscent of Brian Setzer, Rev. Horton Heat and Duane Eddy. Small's talent in this genre brought him an invitation to play the 8th annual Native American Music Awards "Tribute to Link Wray". Wray a legend amongst rock guitarists everywhere passed away in 2004. Currently Small's performance with Link Wray's grandson, Chris Webb is being broadcast on many PBS stations across America. The new release is another shining example of how skilled and diverse Gary Small's musical talents are.