Johnny Damas and Me John Trudell Johnny Damas and Me (Rykodisc) Native American John Trudell is a charismatic film actor (Thunderheart), a former activist for the American Indian Movement,… Johnny Damas and Me John Trudell Johnny Damas and Me (Rykodisc) Native American John Trudell is a charismatic film actor (Thunderheart), a former activist for the American Indian Movement,… John Trudell Blues
Music Review

Johnny Damas and Me

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: John Trudell; Genre: Blues

John Trudell Johnny Damas and Me (Rykodisc) Native American John Trudell is a charismatic film actor (Thunderheart), a former activist for the American Indian Movement, and one pissed-off rock & roller. Unlike your average MTV ranter, though, he has good reasons to be mad, and they boil up through these tracks like oil-well fires. The music is solid, somewhat uninspired blues rock, but the interwoven tribal chants and Trudell's angry, articulate imprecations keep Damas as fresh as an open wound. B+ -Ty Burr

Originally posted Mar 04, 1994 Published in issue #212 Mar 04, 1994 Order article reprints
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