Journey Of The Heart
Released August 30th, 2016. Here's a brand new instrumental Native Flute cd to take with you for life's incredible journey! Besides solo native flute it also features beautiful accompaniment on cello by my good friend Nancy Lepien Kaphaem, piano by another good friend and incredible improviser Dave Adler, cajon by the QuintEssential Quintin Fernandez (my son), as well as other instrumentation that I added. Listen to it at the link, download, or pm me for a physical cd. Good thoughts.
Breathe & Flow
Released at the end of 2012 for a 5 country tour of Europe! This one features "Still Standing Proud" from the popular music video on youtube, the memorable and melodic "That's What She Said", the funky jamming tune "Honey Bee", the rez jam "Frybread Jones", "Sawaenemiyah" which is sung entirely in the Menominee Language, and so much more. The songs stick in your head in a good way and run the range stylistically. This CD is already on its way to becoming Wade's strongest selling CD to date.
1) Frybread Jones
2) Thatís What She Said
3) Still Standing Proud
4) Honey Bee
5) Love Teach Us All
6) Black Gold
7) Rez Runner (Indian Car)
8) Funky 49 (featuring Wind Eagle)
9) Sawaenemiyah (Blessed)
10) Indian Summer
12) Locked In Cages
13) A Guitar Cries For The People
Breathe & Flow
4 The People
Coming out at the end of 2006 is Wade's 6th CD! It has been a very good year with "Best Male Artist" from the NAMMYS (Native American Music Awards), international television and radio airplay, and this CD demonstrates that the music is only growing stronger. From memorable vocal songs, to solo piano and flute, to jamming hard with his Black Wolf Group, this one has something for all tastes. Check it out now!
When It's Time, Gift 4 You, For the People, Cry of the Wolf, Two Step Girl, What You Didn't Say, Rez Dawg Blues, Blessed, Love Remains, Take Me Home, And Our Blues Have Just Begun, and more.
4 The People
of the Black Wolf
The highly acclaimed CD that helped Wade win "Best Male Artist" from the 2006 NAMMYS (Native American Music Awards).
Featuring (the song from the award winning music video)
"Commodity Cheese Blues", "Rain Woman", and "Discovering America". This is considered to be Wade's strongest recording to date.
Rain Woman, Commodity Cheese Blues, Discovering America, Remembering, A Fool's Gold, Mosquito, Plight of the Eagle, Warming Up the House, Waupan, Naehkan, Discovering America (full version).
Song Of The Black Wolf
Currently Out Of Stock
Cheese Blues" the music video plus live concert footage!
The multi-award winning music video that brings you home to the Menominee Indian Reservation for a humorous look at real life and government cheese. It's been described as the "Powwow Highway" of music videos and has won an Indian Summer Film and Video Award, a Cherokee International Film Award, and is being screened at various national film festivals. For a preview, click on the Videos link at the top of the page.
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Wade filled the numerous requests for a native flute
CD with this one. It debuted in Europe Nov. 04. Comments
have been, "speaks to the soul," "inspirational,"
" and beautiful." Contains only flute except
for a remake of Nokomaeh.
Black Wolf's Flute
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Black Wolf's Blues|
Rockin' the blues with Menominee Indian Reservation soul!
Nominated for 3 Nammys (Native American Music Awards).
Best Blues/Jazz Recording, Songwriter of the Year, and
Best Male Artist! Also currently nominated in the blues
category by the ISMA (Indian Summer Music Awards)!
49" is like attending a 49 (celebration after a powwow),
singing a 49 song while a blues band jams the party. Beginning
with the sound of native flute, "Black Gold" proceeds
to rock and sing out like Santana's guitar crying lost
in a rainforest. On the bonus live improv', native flute
sets a dreamscape as the band takes you on an 8 minute
soul search. "Blues For the River" was debuted opening
for Jackson Browne and the Indigo Girls and addresses
the fight to keep the sacred Wolf River pure. "Play that
Guitar Man" is kind of like Stevie Ray Vaughan jamming
on the rez with Greg Allman. Also, be sure to check out
"Rez Runner" if you drive one of these. This is one of
Wade's best selling CDs.
"The album is a journey through the many styles of virtuoso
guitar work...a unique style as both a musician and songwriter....may
be on the shelves next to Santana or Buddy Guy this summer."
Indian Country Today
"All of the things that one would think was lost with
the great guitar legends of the early-twentieth century
is now alive and touring with Wade Fernandez and his
band the Black Wolf Group." The Leader
Black Wolf's Blues
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Music For the 7th Generation|
"a refreshing mix of risk taking and spontaneity rarely practiced in today's music world" (The Massachusetts Daily Collegiate).
"Music For the 7th Generation" takes the next step in blending the traditional with the contemporary. With a soundtrack of beautiful native flute melodies, contemporary native vocables, and scorching guitar, the opening track, "Still Standing Proud", features Wade singing of the hope, pride and dignity that survives despite the history of indigenous peoples suffering. Preceded by an intro sung by his 2&1/2 year old son, "Little Cedar (Kesaeh)" brings out the joy found in Wade's baby girl, Waqsepaekecewin. "Nicianosaeh Weh Nepaenon (Lullaby Chant)" is a solo hand drum song that was used to put his babies to sleep. "On the Reservation" is a jamming native rock epic that addresses life on the rez.
Music For The 7th Generation
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Wade's debut CD "Wiciwen Apis-Mahwaew", won the "Writer of the Year Award" from Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers And Storytellers. It's an introduction to Wade's diversity in songwriting, guitar, and vocals. There is the acoustic "Baby Wade (Whapi-Mahwaesaeh)" performed for his son on the TV show Ed McMahon's Next Big Star, the guitar heavy blues-rock of "The Go To Bed Already Jam" & "J.J. at 4 A.M.", "Cages" a country-blues ballad about living life in a cage (prison), old R&B of "Indian Summer", the poetry & traditional singing and drumming of "Nokomaeh/Nenah Kemanon Nokomaeh", the Santana-ish/flamenco/chant of "A Guitar Chants For the People", and the mellow jazz/rock of "Coming Back Home". The folk-rock tracks "Until Then" and "Guns", pay tribute to the life and sacrifice, for indigenous nations, of fellow Menominee, O'Peqtaw-Metamoh, Ingrid Washinawatok El Issa. There's a total of 72 minutes of music from 15 tracks. (All Songs C&P 2000 Wade Fernandez. All arrangements by Wade Fernandez except for Nenah Komanon Nokomaeh. All guitars by Wade Fernandez. See CD for additional credits.)
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