The Ripcords have been nominated for a NAMMY! This is a very prestigious honor. The Native American Music Awards is an awards program dedicated to musicians of the Native American culture. Compared to the Grammy's… this is a high honor recognizing excellent musicianship in the United States and Canada. The awards were created to generate international recognition and exposure. Over 20,000 registered voters determine the winners in each category. This year The Ripcords have been nominated for best debut group of the year.
CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS HIGH HONOR!!!
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The Ripcords to perform chevy court on newly renamed, six nation day! September 4th at 1:00.
An enhanced and renamed Six Nations Day, Friday, September 4 at the 2015 Great New York State Fair will bring more of the story of the Iroquois nations and their people to a wider audience, Acting Fair Director Troy Waffner and Onondaga Nation Tadodaho Sid Hill announced today at a press conference.
The day will begin with the raising of the Haudenosaunee flag. This will mark the first time in the Fair’s 175 year history that the flag has flown at the Fairgrounds. It symbolizes the end of hostilities among the nations and the burial of weapons beneath the Great Tree of Peace.
Fairgoers will be treated to a cultural performance at 1:00 p.m. on Chevy Court when dancers representing the Six Nations will perform social dances. Those dances provide a window into Haudenosaunee culture.
Following the social dances, an Upstate band that’s been nominated for national honors will perform. Syracuse’s The Ripcords are fronted by cousins Irv Lyons, Jr. and Rex Lyons, who are members of the Oneida and Onondaga nations, respectively. The band plays a mix of blues, roots rock, country, and swing music. They’ve won a Syracuse Area Music Award for their 2009 debut album, and were nominated for Debut Group of the Year by the Native American Music Association.
In addition, the Fair’s Regional Artists Variety Stage will feature Indian-related musical groups. Those artists will be announced at a later date.