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Samantha Crain

Based In: Shawnee, OK

Anais Nin said, “Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.” That suggestion was the muse impelling the conception of Samantha Crain’s second LP, You (Understood). Each song on this album rests on a juncture with a person, a real person, and it recounts a particular episode of life with that person. The scenes and the people are not especially unusual or stirring but the idea that the precise installment will never, in all of time, happen again was enough to interest Crain. She is taking a microscope to the simplest of human interactions and feelings, turning them over in her hands, looking at them from all angles, measuring them on all sides, and taking them apart, realizing they really are exceptional but only in the smallest ways.

DOWNLOAD: The RPM Launch Party Mixtape

In celebration of our official public launch, here’s a fresh new mixtape that compiles some of our favourite tracks submitted to RPM.
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Indigenous Live Music Picks – September 8-11

It’s another full weekend of live Indigenous music, powwows, festivals and award shows, including the first ever RPM Presents show! …read more »

2011 APCMA Nominees Announced

After the first round of voting, the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards have announced the official nominees today.
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Nominees for the Indian Summer Music Awards 2011

The year marks the 25th Indian Summer Festival which includes a powwow, tribal farmers market, arts and crafts market, golf, and the Indian Summer Music Awards. The 2011 ISMA nominees have been announced and include many RPM favourites. …read more »

Indigenous Live Music Picks: July 13-17 2011

We’re in the thick of festival season these days, though it’s yet to reach its peak, which means there’s lots of Indigenous gatherings, powwows and performances to check out.  …read more »

Top 10 Indigenous Music Events: July 8-10, 2011

As we head into the heart of the summer music season, there are plenty of Indian gatherings, powwows, and Indigenous musical performances taking place across Turtle Island.  …read more »