Native Trailblazers Radio Host Vincent Schilling—Akwesasne Mohawk author, speaker and award-winning journalist—is holding the Fourth Annual June Jamz Native Indie Showcase on Blog Talk Radio for the month of June. Schilling has hosted Native Trailblazers since 2009, which has since attracted well over a quarter of a million of listeners. The show has also been twice nominated for an Aboriginal’s People’s Choice Music Award.
The Native Trailblazers Radio program was also recently selected as one of BlogTalkRadio's featured shows and was listed as one of the top 300 shows out of the thousands of shows on Blogtalkradio.
“I am excited to invite Native and Indigenous artists to participate in June Jamz," says Schilling. "Folk, Rock, Country, Reggae, Hip Hop, Electronic and Traditional — any genre at all is welcome, even spoken word.”
“We are also accepting songs from anywhere all over the world where Indigenous people reside and create music,” he said, noting submissions to June Jamz from previous years have come from all over the United States and even into Canada and New Zealand.
Native Trailblazers June Jamz episodes will also feature cameo appearances from key players in the industry, including established artists and as booking agents.
“After the third week in June, we will ask our listeners to vote on their favorite artists and we’ll play the top five on the last Friday. The number-one artist will earn their own show and promotional support,” he said.
“From the look of things already,” said Schilling. “This is going to be another amazing month of music by Indigenous Indie artists who may or may not have gotten airplay so soon.”
The Deadline to submit to June Jamz is June 1st. Interested artists can fill out the application and email their radio-friendly songs to via the Native Trailblazers website at www.NativeTrailblazers.com.
The Native Trailblazers radio program airs live every Friday night at 7pm EST at www.blogtalkradio.com/NativeTrailblazers.