Randy Wood

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2-time Grammy nominated singer and prolific songmaker Randy Wood hails from the Saddle Lake Cree First Nation in Alberta, Canada. He is known across Pow-Wow country as a respected Round Dance and Pow-Wow singer and Grass Dancer. He was a founding member of Pow-Wow and Round Dance legends Northern Cree and travelled with the group for more than a decade.
Since the late 1990’s, Randy has created and performed a new style of singing and song that has earned him listeners across the globe. His first solo recording Round Dance the Night Away was nominated for a 2002 Grammy award for Best Native American Album. His third recording There Are No Goodbyes was awarded Best Traditional Album at the 2005 Native American Music Awards. Randy received another Grammy nomination in 2005 for his collection of Round Dance songs entitled Our Live Will Never Die. Randy also contributed to the Grammy-nominated album Reconnections by R. Carlos Nakai, Cliff Sarde and William Eaton. In 2015, he collaborated with his niece, award-winning singer Fawn Wood on her album, Kikāwiynaw.
Starting in his teens, Randy has performed at Pow-Wows, gatherings and music festival across the United States and Canada. He sang and danced at several performances during the 1986 World’s Fair in Vancouver. He has performed at festivals in Singapore with a Gathering of Nations traveling troupe and performed at a gathering of Commonwealth Nations held in Sweden. In 2013, Randy performed arrangements of some of his original songs with the critically acclaimed Vancouver Peace Choir. Randy was a featured performer at the 2016 Stillaguimash Festival of the River and Pow-Wow headlined by Aaron Neville.

Nominations

  • 2018 Best Hand Drum Album for Family

Albums

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Family Randy Wood

Released: August 11th, 2017

Songs

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"In the Old Days" from Family

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"Have No Fear" from Family

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"Wings of Love" from Family