Arigon Starr

Arigon Starr

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Arigon Starr is a full-service entertainer who presents a professional, family-friendly show filled with warmth, humor and great country-rock songs.

Biography

Arigon Starr's energetic performances have been entertaining diverse audiences around the United States and England. She uses her strong voice and aggressive, rhythmic guitar playing to tell her stories of life in contemporary Native America.

Her country-pop-rock songs about being a Native American in the 21st Century have caught the ear of promoters and programmers across the country.

Her three CD projects have included such diverse influences as The Beatles, The Smiths, The Eagles, Gram Parsons, The Rolling Stones and punk rockers Patti Smith and the B-52s to give life to the Native American world Arigon Starr lives in every day. Her music has garnered two Native American Music Awards and multiple nominations.

Fans of Arigon's music include Native American radio programmers like The American Indian Radio on Satellite, Native America Calling, Earthsongs and Native Sounds, Native Voices. She is also a popular favorite on community radio stations like Portland, Oregon's KBOO-FM and Los Angeles' KPFK-FM, where her song "California Indians" is heard as the theme song to the weekly program "American Indian Airwaves." She is also well-represented on several of XM Satellite radio's diverse programs. Folks who drive through the Southwest can always hear Arigon's music on the 50,000 watt powerhouse AM station KTNN 660 AM, which is the voice of the Navajo Nation.

Promoters have showcased Arigon's lively performances at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Milwaukee Indian Summer Festival, Wy-Kan-Ush-Pum Festival in Portland, OR and the Native American Music Awards in Albuquerque, NM. She has performed at various colleges, schools and universities across the US including University of Washington, Haskell Indian Nations College, Cal State Los Angeles, and Humboldt State University. Arigon is also popular with the museum crowd, with appearances at the Gilcrease Musuem in Tulsa, OK, the American Indian Community House in New York City, Warm Springs Museum in Oregon and the Autry National Center in Los Angeles.

Arigon Starr is also a busy actress in Hollywood, appearing in several productions by Native Voices at the Autry in Los Angeles. She debuted her one-person show "The Red Road" on March 30, 2006 at the Autry National Center and continues to tour the show around the country. Recent stops have included New York City and Washington, DC.

With her winning personality, positive outlook and satisfying music, Arigon Starr is a unique Native American entertainer -- and at home with any audience.

Lyrics

The Red Road (Play Version)

Written By: Arigon Starr

Truckin’ all through the night can be lonely
Especially when you’re an Indian Okie
People stare at his long hair and braids
His ribbon shirt, his faded jeans and shades

He calls his rig “The Oklahoma Eagle”
Hauling loads, then working for the People
Sweetgrass, sage and family fill his head
He’ll live the Stomp Dance life until he’s dead

CHORUS
The Red Road fills his soul
And he can carry any load you need
You need
He’s an Indian loving life and liberty

He learned the trade from his daddy long ago
He’s not the only Indian on the road
Ponca friends are on CB right now
Let’s have ourselves a truckin’ pow-wow!

SPOKEN WORD
Ladies, your very own Merle Yahola, Jr. might
be out in the audience tonight
Maybe you haven’t met him yet, or maybe
you’ve been his wife for the past 35 years
Go on and give him a squeeze if he’s
right next to you
If he ain’t, give him a wink and invite him to the 49!

CHORUS
The Red Road fills his soul
And he can carry any load you need
You need
He’s an Indian loving life and liberty
He’s an Indian loving life and liberty

A Trucker's Widow

Written By: Arigon Starr

A moment etched in memory
The day that took my man from me
They say he went crazy -- I don't know
I stand before you
A Trucker's Widow

Twenty one days on the road
Won't leave you with a pot of gold
Tried to make him stop -- he said no
I stand before you
A Trucker's Widow

BRIDGE
Gone before I said goodbye
Down that lonesome road

Eighteen wheels that have no soul
I stand before you
A Trucker's Widow

BRIDGE
Gone before I said goodbye
Down that lonesome road

Eighteen wheels that have no soul
I stand before you
A Trucker's Widow
A Trucker's Widow

A Box Of Memories

Written By: Arigon Starr

Darlin’
It’s good to see you
Your smile can light up a room

Sweetheart
I want to squeeze you
Remember my sweet rose perfume?

There is a secret I keep silently
I never got rid of the notes you wrote me

CHORUS
A wooden box of memories
I kept by my bed
Photos
And letters
And things that you said

Darlin’
I sure did miss you
You were too good to forget

Sweetheart
I’d love to kiss you
Let’s ride off into the sunset

Our hearts are beating with love that’s brand new
We’ll keep the good things like we always do

A wooden box of memories
I kept by my bed
Photos
And letters
And things that you said

Darlin’
Now we’re together
We’ll add to those memories of when
The day we found each other
Again
Again

Discography

Meet The Diva
Wind-Up
Backflip
The Red Road - Original Cast Recording

Set List

Arigon usually performs all original material, but does include cover songs from Gram Parsons, The Beatles and Rolling Stones and country favorites from the 50-60's in her repetoire.

Arigon can perform sets from 30 minutes to 3 hours.

Typical set list includes:
Navajo Radio
Apache A-Go Go
Native
Spirit Guide
Mountain Windsong
Daddy's Records
The Eagle Flies High
Share The Road
Junior Frybread