Published July 15, 2017
SANTA FE – The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is sponsoring a very special night of free music at the Santa Fe Bandstand on Tuesday, August 15th at 6:00 pm, featuring popular Santa Fe musician Levi Platero. Opening the show will be a selection of Native American Drum groups.
Levi Platero is a great example of a guitar player with the intuitive gift of a much more experienced player. His quiet nature is unleashed in a style that mixes Texas Blues to vintage rock, while paying tribute to his modern guitar heroes such as Eric Johnson and Steve Vai. His live shows captivate with flurries of guitar acrobatics and soulful expressiveness. Levi is a player to be reckoned with.
Born on the Navajo Nation, Levi emerged on the music scene in 2004 as a blues rock power trio with his family band “The Plateros.” Their sound drew on many inspirations, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Los Lonely Boys, and ZZ Top. After a decade of touring with his family and a year run as member of the popular Native band Indigenous, Levi decided it was time to get back to his own music. He recruited a new band and launched a string of shows. In the fall of 2016, Levi recorded a self-titled EP. The single cut from that release “Take Me Back” won the 2016 New Mexico Music Award for Best Blues.