The road to becoming a recording artist can follow many paths—some easy and some not so much. The path may be smooth and direct, or bumpy with obstacles, curves, and detours. The latter is the journey that Kenneth Hooper has followed in getting to his first solo recording, Directions.
The ISMA show is devoted to the recognition of Native American artists who have made outstanding contributions toward indigenous people’s music in the previous year. The awards help increase the awareness of the history and diversity of both traditional and contemporary American Indian culture.