Arigon Starr

  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Band: Cover Band: Original Americana Country Folk Rock

"Arigon is an enrolled member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma and an award-winning musician, writer, actor & artist."

Arigon Starr is an enrolled member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma. Her mother is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma. She grew up around the United States and began her career singing in coffeehouses in Los Angeles. Her music has been described as "Native Americana," and includes touches of country, rock, folk and punk music. Her songs tells stories from her travels around Indian Country, but also include her diverse interests. "I'm a sponge," she has said. "I keep my eyes open because I never know what will influence and inspire my creativity."Her debut CD "Meet The Diva" was released in 1997 and became a favorite of Native and College radio stations, eventually earning a Native American Music Award as "Best Independent Recording." She continued to tour the United States and the UK and released her second CD "Wind-Up," in 2000. The CD contained the hit single "Junior Frybread," which was named "Song of the Year" at the 2001 Native American Music Awards.Arigon's third release "Backflip" was recorded in San Diego, CA and Nashville, TN and included appearances by her favorite alt-country band BR5-49. The disc included fan favorites "Daddy's Records" and "Mountain Windsong," based on a novel by Cherokee author/historian Robert J. Conley.As Arigon continued to establish her presence in the music business, she also diversified and became a bonafide actor. She has appeared onstage in several Equity productions produced by Native Voices at the Autry, a theater company based at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. She also appeared in the radio drama "The Indolent Boys," which featured actors Michael Horse and Edward Albert, Jr.Janet Miner, Wacky Productions Unlimited CEO and Arigon's manager, suggested to Native Voices at the Autry's Artistic Director Randy Reinholz and Executive Director Jean Bruce Scott to develop a play that would showcase Arigon's acting and musical abilities. That idea blossomed into her hit one-woman play, "The Red Road." The show has toured across the United States and Australia."The Red Road" also gave birth to a phenomenal CD project that included all of the music from the play, plus appearances by major league session players from Los Angeles and Nashville. "The Red Road" has received multiple nominations and awards from the Native American Music Awards ("Songwriter of the Year"), First Americans in the Arts ("Best Contemporary CD) and the Aboriginal Peoples Music Choice Awards.In addition to her successful music and acting career, Arigon is writing, drawing, inking and coloring a graphic novel entitled "Super Indian" for release later this year. "Super Indian" was developed by Native Voices at the Autry and the Native Radio Theater Project as a ten-part radio comedy and was broadcast earlier this year on the Native Voice One radio network.

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