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John Trudell

voc, 1946-2015 US, Omaha, Nebraska
World, Rock and Folk
A.k.a. Grafitti Man

John Trudell (February 15, 1946 – December 8, 2015) was an acclaimed poet, national recording artist, actor and activist whose international following reflects the universal language of his words, work and message. Trudell (Santee Sioux) was a spokesperson for the Indian of All Tribes occupation of Alcatraz Island from 1969 to 1971. He then worked with the American Indian Movement (AIM), serving as Chairman of AIM from 1973 to 1979. In February of 1979, a fire of unknown origin killed Trudell’s wife, three children and mother-in-law. It was through this horrific tragedy that Trudell began to find his voice as an artist and poet, writing, in his words, “to stay connected to this reality.”

  • World
  • Rock
  • Folk
  • Pop
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Grafitti Man on AKA Grafitti Man by John Trudell
Rockin the Res on AKA Grafitti Man by John Trudell
See the Woman on Johnny Damas And Me by John Trudell
Bombs over Baghdad on AKA Grafitti Man by John Trudell
Across My Heart on Johnny Damas And Me by John Trudell
Wildfires on AKA Grafitti Man by John Trudell
Of Many Realities on DNA: Descendant Now Ancestor by John Trudell
Beauty in a Fade (2 Meter Session) on Jan Douwe Kroeske presents: 2 Meter Sessions, Vol. 4 by Various Artists
Rich Man's War on AKA Grafitti Man by John Trudell
Famine in the Plenty on DNA: Descendant Now Ancestor by John Trudell

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Title Artist Year Type
Like Broken ButterfliesKwest, John Trudell2015Album
Through The DustKwest, John Trudell2014Album
Crazier Than HellJohn Trudell And Bad Dog2011Album
Heart Jump Bouquet (Ft. Jesse Ed Davis)John Trudell2003Album
Live A FipJohn Trudell And Bad Dog2003Album
That LoveJohn Trudell1994Single
Johnny Damas And MeJohn Trudell1994Album
Rant N' RollJohn Trudell1993Single
Rockin The ResJohn Trudell1992Single
AKA Grafitti ManJohn Trudell1992Album
Indian Summer SkyJohn TrudellAlbum
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