Robby Romero

Robby Romero, "Who's Gonna Save You" Music Picture, Eagle Thunder Entertainment

Artist Biography

MEMBERS: Robby Romero & Red Thunder - Red Thunder current lineup: Bass: Jeneda Benally; Traditional Drums: Clayson Benally; Traditional Flute: Sixto; Didjeridu: Cameron McCarthy

“Robby Romero is an articulate artist and advocate for the causes and concerns behind a cultural resistance that is older than this country.”

- Danny Schechter, Media Channel

Robby Romero rose to prominence with the global broadcast of his first music video campaign, Is It Too Late and designation as a United Nations Ambassador Of Youth For The Environment. Over the past two decades, he has used the international languages of music and film to help shift the paradigm and bridge the gap between Indigenous Peoples, human rights and the environment through his non-profit organization, Native Children’s Survival.

As a musician, Romero’s groundbreaking Native Rock music has taken him from the heart of Indian Country to the main street of the world sharing the stage with multi-platinum musical artists like Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Cat Stevens, John Lee Hooker and Stevie Wonder. As a filmmaker, the phenomenon of his innovative music videos, music pictures, stereotype-breaking public service announcements, and politicized rockumentary films have catapulted him into an arena of his own making. Romero’s work has premiered on national and international networks from MTV, VH1, CMT, CNN, PBS and Sundance Channel, to SABC Africa, ZDF Europe, and ORT Channel One Russia. 

Robby’s experience in the industry began in his teens. Along the way he has consulted with entertainment and eco-friendly companies on culture, product development and marketing, including Sony/BMG Entertainment, Sony/Phoenix Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Orion Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Under The Canopy, Jurlique, and the Aveda Corporation where he created and developed the successful and prosperous “Indigenous” product line, and “Pueblo” southwest jewelry line. Romero has received multiple awards in acknowledgment of his work from The National Congress Of American Indians and The United Nations to the prestigious Cable Ace-Award and Gold and Platinum Records. 

Robby is the founder of Eagle Thunder Enterprises (ETE), an artist-owned and operated independent Indigenous company consisting of four divisions: 1) Film, 2) Music, 3) Publishing, and 4) Production. ETE has reached millions of listeners, viewers and customers from all walks of life through global releases, television broadcasts and live concerts, musical tours and events.

Robby’s latest project Iron Horse, a collaboration with two time Grammy Winner Robert Mirabal, commemorates the Summer of the Red Willow June 10, 2014, historic name-change of Kit Carson Park to Red Willow Park by the Town Of Taos. 

When the opportunity presented itself, I suggested that the Town Of Taos change the name of Kit Carson Park to Red Willow Park to honor the people of the Red Willow. I made the suggestion to kindle a conversation about one-sided perspectives that are more often then not ‘his-story – not history’… and I’m certain the curtain has fallen on the misconceptions, stereotypes and derogatory names exploited in history books and in sports and POP cultural about Native Peoples.- Robby Romero

The new Alter-Native single Iron Horse written by Romero and Mirabal, dropped August 12, 2014, on iTunes, Amazon and other leading music stores worldwide. Iron Horse is the first single from the upcoming self-titled EP, Iron Horse. The EP is scheduled to drop during Native American Heritage Month. Romero & Mirabal will celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the First Annual Indigenous Music Festival to be held in Taos, New Mexico.

From the front lines of the Climate Crisis, Robby’s project Who’s Gonna Save You, is the first in a series of music pictures and music singles to be released from ETE in support of Native Children’s Survival’s Project Protect Awareness Campaign. Project Protect is a global awareness campaign fighting for the rights of Mother Earth and all her children.

Who’s Gonna Save You had its African broadcast premiere on South Africa’s hit program YoTV and number one network SABC Africa on 2 December 2011. The broadcast took place during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP17) in Durban, South Africa. In conjunction with the broadcast, Robby gave several national TV, radio, and print interviews, including a live performance on South Africa’s popular e.TV “Sunrise” show in Johannesburg with an Indigenous African youth choir. Who’s Gonna Save You had its Alaskan broadcast premiere on ABC Alaska’s hit show Heartbeat Alaska on 13 October 2013.

Who’s Gonna Save You, screenings include, the United Nations Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues, the American Indian Film Festival, the Colorado Environmental Film Festival, the Santa Fe Film Festival, and the Harwood Museum of Art. The Who’s Gonna Save You music single and music video impacted radio and music television in November during Native American Heritage Month and dropped globally 20 November 2012.

Robby’s DELUXE EDITION of Who’s Gonna Save You dropped globally 21 December 2012 exclusively on iTunes. The DELUXE EDITION includes the music single and special edited music video for iTunes.

Who’s Gonna Save You will be followed by All Our Colors the next single and music video to be released from ETE in support of Native Children’s Survival’s Project Protect Awareness Campaign.

 

100% of profits from the single and video sales support NCS’s Project Protect Awareness Campaign.

“December 21, 2012, marked a celebration of the end of an ancient mystic cycle and the recommencement of an Indigenous call to consciousness for the restoration of life in balance”, says Romero. “Now through the power of music and film we set on a journey to motivate, inspire and engage the world’s communities into positive action.”

Romero’s rare performances outside of Indian Country have spanned such notable venues as the historic National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and the renowned Komische Opera in Berlin. Robby Romero has used his voice and presence to stand up internationally for the preservation of the earth and the celebration of all of her children. His efforts, dedication and passion have led Romero to be honored and supported around the world by an array of people, including Indigenous leaders and politicians, fellow artists and activists, celebrities, friends and fans of all walks of life. Romero offers a profound voice of appreciation and action, weaving the timeless wisdom of Indigenous peoples into the unfolding fabric of the future.

“Robby Romero and his band Red Thunder are changing the world – and the world of music.

- Los Angeles Times Magazine

The Robby Romero Story

“Everything new is hidden in the past.”- Robby Romero

Some are born knowing who they are and where they are going. Others spend their entire lives trying to find out. Some never do. Robby Romero has always known.

Robby’s early life was spent in the age-old tradition of living out of the proverbial suitcase. Only his suitcase bridged a cultural divide. He traveled between two very different worlds – namely that of New Mexico with its Native customs and Hollywood with its own set of customs unlike any other.

Robby’s father worked in show biz for the David Wolper Organization while his mother lit-up the silver screen in numerous motion pictures, including a series of Elvis Presley films. Robby even met The King.

Surrounded by some of the most artistic minds of the time, Robby spent much of his childhood in the company of Dennis Hopper, a relationship that would have a powerful, lifelong impact on his own creativity.

As Robby matured, he learned to combine the best of what he loved about both of those worlds. By thirteen, he was singing his songs in Taos Plaza cantinas and recording in Hollywood with celebrated Native American guitarist Jesse Ed Davis, acclaimed producer Rob Fraboni, hipster singer-songwriter and producer Thomas Jefferson Kaye, eminent recording artist Johnny Rivers and the legendary virtuoso Van Dyke Parks. Robby’s music had its radio debut on KROQ in Hollywood, introduced by “The Mayor Of Sunset Strip”, Rodney Bingenheimer.

Throughout his youth, Robby performed in Hollywood’s talked-about club scene. He played the Palomino, the Troubadour, the Starwood, the Roxy Theater and the most infamous of all, the Whiskey A-Go-Go. He toured with country singer and Academy Award-nominee Ronee Blakley, Paul Butterfield of The Butterfield Blues Band, Gene Clark of The Byrds and Rick Danko of The Band. But it was his apprenticeships with Latin activist Reyes Lopez Tijerina and Native American activist Dennis Banks that would change the course of Robby’s life and put him on the Red Road that he was born to follow.

Crossing cultural boundaries around the world, Robby has conducted and performed at historic events including:

The “Oglala AID” concert in North America with Dennis Banks, Buddy Redbow and Floyd Westerman that benefited the Village of Oglala on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation;

The “Sacred Run for Land & Life” and “Mother Earth” Tours in North America and Japan with Dennis Banks, Tomas Banyacya, Buddy Redbow and Floyd Westerman that benefited the Sacred Run Foundation;


The “Good Road” and ”All Our Colors” concerts in North America with Chief Oren Lyons, Bonnie Raitt, and Carlos Santana that benefited the American Indian Institute Traditional Circle of Elders and Youth;


The “Benefit to Stop Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in Indian Country” in Washington, D.C. hosted by Senator Edward M. Kennedy;


The “Encounters – An Alliance For Children” Tour in Europe that benefited more than 13 children’s programs around the world, including the building of the “Sacred Hoop” Lakota Language Immersion School in Oglala, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation;


The “Concert For Peace” in Germany with Mikhail Gorbachev, President Shimon Peres, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Yusuf Islam (a.k.a. Cat Stevens), Dakota Romero, Carlos Santana, Angélique Kidjo and Peter Maffay that benefited the Milagro Foundation in San Francisco and the Desmond Tutu Peace Center in South Africa;


The United States Leavenworth Penitentiary Concert for Native American Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier with Mitch Walking Elk on behalf of Native American Political Prisoners everywhere;

The Viva Mi Raza (Long Live My People) concert in North America;
The Drums Across American concert in North America;
The National Congress Of American Indians Banquet in Indian Country;
The Rainbow Warrior Festival concerts and film in Indian Country;
The House of Painters and House of Artists concerts in Russia;
The United Nations Children and the Environment Programme, in North America;
The Earth Day Celebration in North America;
The United Nations Earth Summit in South America;
The United Nations World Forum on Racism in Australia;
The United Nations World Forum on Sustainable Development in South Africa;
The Wendell Chino Mescalero Apache Humanitarian Award Banquet in Indian Country;
The Concert for Peace in Germany;
The Indigenous Peoples Global Summit on Climate Change in Indian Country;
The United Nations Climate Change Conference;
Conference of the Parties (COP15) in Denmark;
Conference of The Parties (COP17) in South Africa;
The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in North America and
The Truth and Reconciliation Concert in Canada.

He shared the stage with Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, Buffy Saint Marie, Carlos Santana, Cat Stevens, Dakota Romero, Freddy Fender, Jimmy Cliff, John Lee Hooker, Paul Winter, Richie Havens, Ry Cooder, Susan Aglukark, Steve Miller, Stevie Wonder and many more.

Robby has also performed and his music has been exhibited at prestigious art events, galleries and museums around the world, including:

The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts Annual Gala in Santa Fe;
The POP Art Exhibition in New York City;
The Michael McCormick Gallery in Taos;
The House of Painters in Moscow;
The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe;
The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.;
The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe;
The Artport Eco Art Exhibition in Denmark;
The National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen, and
The Harwood Museum Of Art in Taos.

Robby’s work has earned him certificates of acknowledgement and appreciation from an array of organizations, including:

SONY/BMG Music Entertainment;
The National Congress Of American Indians;
The Earth Day Network;
The United Nations Environment Programme;
The Red Road Foundation;
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada;
The Gwich’in Steering Committee and
The Aveda Corporation.

Timeline

1989

Robby founded Native Children’s Survival (NCS), a non-profit organization devoted to the healing of Mother Earth and all her children. He also founded the innovative Native Rock band Red Thunder and was signed to Chris Blackwell’s Island Records, identified by the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as “one of Britain’s great independent labels”. Robby began recording and filming the first in a series of music singles and music videos in support of NCS’s music movement with English film, documentary and music video director Julien Temple who began his career with short films featuring the Sex Pistols.

1990

Following President Mikhail Gorbachev’s historic environmental message at the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders in Moscow, Robby’s first NCS music picture campaign, Is It Too Late, was broadcast around the world from the Kremlin on ORT Channel One Russia and premiered at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City during the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Children and the Environment Project. This endeavor earned Robby the title of United Nations Ambassador of Youth for the Environment and a Certificate of Appreciation signed by UNEP Executive Director, Mostafa K. Talba.

1991

Robby’s Native Rock band, Red Thunder, with roots deep in the heart of Indian Country, debuted live from the Apache Territories of the Southwest as part of MTV’s “Street Block Party” broadcast. Robby was featured on CNN’s “Earth Matters” and his music and likeness were featured on the TBS star-studded hit cartoon “Captain Planet”. Robby and Red Thunder made several special appearances during the year including: The Concert for Native American Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier at the United States Penitentiary Leavenworth in Kansas and The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts Annual Gala in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

1992

While preparing for the first and largest environmental conference in history at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, Robby continued to work on the TBS eco-cartoon series “Captain Planet” and his next singles Prayer Song and Heartbeat. International performances included:

The Good Road “All Our Colors” Concert in North America;
The United Nations Environment Programme in North America;
The Concert for the Native American Program at Dartmouth College, North America;
The United Nations Earth Summit in South America and
The Nuclear Free Forum in Austria.

During a concert at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Robby was presented with the distinguished Aveda Eco-Perennial Award.

1993

As part of MTV’s “Free Your Mind” campaign, Robby created several stereotype-breaking public service announcements to introduce contemporary Native Peoples to the music television generation, and to help dispel myths and misconceptions about Native Peoples in pop culture. The campaign won the industry’s prestigious Cable Ace Award. Robby was featured on VH1′s Inside Music and he wrote, directed and scored a World Alert Special, Makoce Wakan: Sacred Earth. The VH1 World Alert Special was produced to help support legislation then in Congress to protect Native Peoples Sacred Sites and Freedom of Religion. The legislation was successful and the rockumentary film generated the highest viewer response of any show on the network to date at that time, gaining 160,000 new subscribers from the heart of Indian Country for MTV Networks.

1994

Robby founded Eagle Thunder Records and released Red Thunder’s self-titled debut EP exclusively in Indian Country. With his singles Heartbeat and Prayer Song in rotation on VH1 and MTV2, spinning on Native Radio, NPR Radio and Commercial Radio, and with a special appearance on the PBS hit puppet show “Puzzle Place”, an episode that become the most watched and requested episode of the series, Robby & Red Thunder began their groundbreaking and critically acclaimed Indian Country Tour.

1995

Eagle Thunder Records released Red Thunder’s LP “Makoce Wakan” exclusively on Turtle Island. Robby & Red Thunder were invited on the 1995 and 1996 H.O.R.D.E. Tour, a Blues Traveler-founded festival that came to define a genre of explosive live performances and intense fan loyalty, as well as the Blues Traveler Fall tours. Robby & Red Thunder were featured on MTV’s “Crossroads” and “H.O.R.D.E. Bootleg Special”. The tour lineups included: The Dave Matthews Band, Sheryl Crow, The Black Crows, Rickie Lee Jones, Lenny Kravitz, Taj Mahal, Ziggy Marley, Natalie Merchant and Blues Traveler.

1996

With laurels from critics and throngs of new fans, Robby & Red Thunder returned to Indian Country, rolling onto the Navajo Nation for the Annual Hodiits’a concert with Native post-punk band, Blackfire, and punk rocker, Joey Ramone. They stormed the Pacific Northwest for the grand opening of Chief Leschi Schools and headed east for a series of concerts across Indian Country.

1997

Robby & Red Thunder continued on the Red Road with stops that included a string of appearances in Gwich’in Villages in the Arctic, a special benefit concert for Rocky Boy Reservation in Montana and the Onondaga Nation Music festival.

1998

Robby wrote, scored and directed Hidden Medicine, an experimental short film dealing with the mystical relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the environment. The film was produced by Roland Joffé, best known for his Oscar-nominated movies “The Killing Fields” and “The Mission.” Hidden Medicine was produced to support legislation then in Congress to protect the remaining four percent of America’s forests.

1999

Featuring a preface by Robert Redford, Hidden Medicine premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and screened at International Film Festivals around the world. Hidden Medicine had its broadcast debut that same year on Sundance Channel in the “Best of the Fest” series with a successful appeal that encouraged viewers to take immediate action regarding both The Act to Save America’s Forests and the National Forest Protection and Restoration Act.

2000 / 2001

The Hidden Medicine LP was released on Eagle Thunder Records exclusively in Indian Country and Robby & Red Thunder hit the road in 2000 and 2001 to tour from the Native territories of North America to the Aboriginal territories of Australia. Robby and Red Thunder headlined the Indigenous Cultural Festival in Australia and made a special appearance at The United Nations Conference Against Racial Discrimination.

2002

INDIGENOUS, a new product line celebrating Beauty in balance with Nature, created and developed by Robby with the Aveda Corporation, was launched. INDIGENOUS is a Purifying Collection, sustainably harvested by Native Peoples, that included a Purifying Pure-Fume Composition, Purifying Hair and Body Cleanser, and Purifying Aroma Candle. The INDIGENOUS Collection has donated over one million dollars to Indigenous and environmental organizations around the world.

Also in 2002, Robby and producer Roland Joffé documented America’s Last Frontier, a musical journey from Washington, D.C. to the homelands of the Gwich’in Nation in Alaska. America’s Last Frontier was produced to help stop legislation then in Congress that would open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration. The rockumentary film aired on SABC Africa’s hit program 50/50 during the United Nations World Summit On Sustainable Development in South Africa. The broadcast was successful, the legislation was stopped and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was protected. “We had amazing feedback from our viewers and they enjoyed the educational ride, the critical message so eloquently brought across with the beauty of Alaska and music that could become a hit in South Africa.” – SABC Africa. Following the broadcast, Eagle Thunder Records released the America’s Last Frontier soundtrack on Turtle Island with a string of international live performances and film screenings.

2003

On behalf of NCS, Robby created another Public Service Announcement campaign called r u 2 cool 2 care… The first in the series, Save The Arctic Refuge, focused on legislation to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Save The Arctic Refuge was launched nationally on music television and internationally on the World Wide Web. In honor of the Indigenous delegates attending the United Nations Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues at the UN Headquarters, Robby gave a special performance at New York Public Theatre’s, Joe’s Pub.

2004

As America prepared for it’s Presidential Election, so did Indian Country. Native Nations launched a national Get Out the Vote campaign and Robby & Red Thunder hit the road on the Rock The Rez Vote Campaign Tour, targeting swing-states in Indian Country. Special guest speakers included Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Chief Executive, Melanie Benjamin and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. In support of a new generation of Indian Country leaders, Robby performed at the Presidential inaugurations of Floyd “Buck” Jourdian, Chairman of the Red Lake Nation and Cecilia Fire Thunder, President of the Oglala Sioux Nation.

2005

Robby founded Eagle Thunder Entertainment (ETE). ETE released a limited edition of Robby’s work on behalf of NCS entitled, Native Children’s Survival, If not now, when? If not you, who? This essential CD/DVD eco-pack is a collection of music, music videos, rockumentary films, exclusive interviews on MTV, VH1 and Sundance Channel and public service announcement campaigns about the critical need to permanently protect our last remaining wild places and safeguard the rights, culture, lands and territories of Indigenous Peoples.

Following the release, Robby began work on Native Wind, the next project of the NCS r u 2 cool 2 care… public service announcement campaign. Native Wind had its debut at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City on September 16, 2005, with some of the world’s most influential political and business leaders in attendance. Native Wind made its film festival premier at the 2006 American Indian Film Festival at the Palace Of Fine Arts in San Francisco, CA and went on to showcase at Festival De Cannes, Short Film Corner, in Cannes, France, the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival presented by Patagonia, Robert Redford’s Sundance Summit, and at the United Nations World Environment Day Global celebration.

2006

Sony/BMG released Encounters – An Alliance For Children. The album featured a duo of Robby and German Rock Legend Peter Maffay performing Robby’s Indian Country hit single Heartbeat. Heartbeat became the album’s single. The single and album’s release were followed by a string of TV and Radio appearances including, BRAVO Magazine’s 50th Anniversary Celebration of music history and youth culture with a live three-hour international television satellite feed, an AOL International Live broadcast, and a 2007 15-city Arena Tour. The TV lineups included Beyonce, Tokio Hotel, Sting, Keith Urban, and more. The Encounters project was successful in raising over one million Euros to benefit children’s programs around the world, including the building of the “Sacred Hoop” Lakota Language Immersion School in Oglala, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. At a press conference in Germany, Robby was presented with a Gold Record from the Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI), the Federal Association of Music Industry in Germany.

2007

Pathfinder, a 20th Century Fox film in which Robby produced the Traditional Native Music and was a consultant for the production, was released. Pathfinder is based on the Academy Award nominated film of the same name for best foreign film by Nils Gaup, and is directed by Marcus Nispel and produced by Phoenix Pictures’ Mike Medavoy and Arnold Messer. Robby also produced the ETE Indian Country self-titled debut release, P. Town Boyz. The P. Town Boyz are an acclaimed Ojibwe youth drum group from the traditional village of Ponemah on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

During the summer of 2007, Robby joined Mikhail Gorbachev, Yusuf Islam, Angélique Kiddy, Peter Maffay, President Shimon Peres, Dakota Romero, Carlos Santana, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in a Concert for Peace in Bochum, Germany. Robby had the honor of performing with and singing Carlos Santana’s classic hits Black Magic Woman and Oye Como Va before performing his own hits, Heartbeat and Hidden Medicine. Proceeds from this concert supported the humanitarian projects of the Milagro Foundation in San Francisco and the Desmond Tutu Peace Center in South Africa.

2008

ETE released Painting The World, a limited edition CD/Single that celebrates the historical adoption of the United Nations’ “Declaration on The Rights of Indigenous Peoples”. Featuring Indigenous artists from around the world, Painting The World raises awareness about global warming and climate change. The CD release party took place during the United Nations Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues Cultural Event on Earth Day, April 22, at United Nations Headquarters in New York City with a live performance by Robby and Indigenous musicians from around the world.

2009

At the request of Red Lake Nation Chairman, Floyd “Buck” Jourdian, Robby produced Old Times by the renowned pow wow group Red Lake Singers. Old Times was produced to capture and preserve old songs and an “old-style” of singing of the Ojibwe people of Red Lake Nation. Old Times was released exclusively in Indian Country by ETE. In a series of concerts around the world, Robby made several stops including one in Alaska at the Alaska Native Heritage Center for The Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Conference and one in Copenhagen, Denmark for the United Nations Conference Of The Parties.

2010

2010 proved to be one of the most difficult years for Robby as his brother, father, friend and mentor Dennis Hopper fell terminally ill and began his journey to the spirit world. Robby worked with art dealer and gallery owner Michael McCormick, Native American TV Host, Actress and Attorney Stacey Thunder and then-New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson to honor Dennis Hopper’s creative life and many contributions to the multi-cultural community of New Mexico. The result was the Governor proclaiming May 17 (Dennis’ birthday) as “Dennis Hopper Day” in the state Of New Mexico.

2011

On April 22, 2009, the United Nations’ General Assembly made a historic move by proclaiming the day International Mother Earth Day. The effort was led by Bolivian Indigenous President, Evo Morales Ayma, in which he applauded the members of the world body for taking “a historic stand for Mother Earth”. To commemorate the UN’s unprecedented occasion and celebrate International Mother Earth Day, NCS partnered with ETE to produce a music picture of Robby’s song, Who’s Gonna Save You. The music picture had a sneak-peak broadcast premiere on South Africa’s number 1 network, SABC Africa, during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in South Africa, reaching millions of African viewers. In conjunction with the broadcast, Robby gave several national TV, radio, and print interviews, including a live performance on South Africa’s popular e.TV “Sunrise” show in Johannesburg with an Indigenous African youth choir.

2012

On International Mother Earth Day, April 22, Robby launched NCS’s latest campaign Project Protect. Project Protect is an awareness campaign fighting for the rights of Mother Earth and all her children.

World Environment Day, June 5, 2012, marked the online Global premiere of Who’s Gonna Save You, the first in a series of music pictures from ETE in support of NCS’s Project Protect campaign. The “music picture” is a combination of music video and motion picture woven into a poetic call to consciousness for the restoration of life in balance. Who’s Gonna Save You celebrates the power of music and film to inspire, educate, and motivate audiences into awareness and action.

The music single Who’s Gonna Save You dropped globally on 20 November 2012 on iTunes, Amazon, The ETE Village Store, and other leading music outlets.

Robby’s DELUXE EDITION of Who’s Gonna Save You dropped globally 21 December 2012 on iTunes. The DELUXE EDITION includes the music single and special edited music video for iTunes.

2013

On Valentine’s Day Robby launched NCS’s Project Protect Educational Initiative at Taos Pueblo Day School. Together with UNM Taos, Sage Institute and The Harwood Museum Of Art, NCS presented a special screening of Who’s Gonna Save You at the Arthur Bell Auditorium in Taos, New Mexico. The event, hosted by NCS board member & actress Irene Bedard and Sage Institute board member & poet Dora E. McQuaid, featured local eco- entrepreneur leaders including KTAOS world famous solar radio founder Brad Hockmeyer, eco- architect Michael Reynolds, chairman of the UNM-Taos green tech program Mark Goldman, Taos Pueblo Red Willow Farm (and farmer’s market) eco- agriculturist Angelo McHorse and Hillery Duran. The evening closed with an acoustic performance by Robby Romero and Robert Mirabal of All Our Colors, the next music single to be released in support of the Project Protect Awareness Campaign.

In honor of the Rights of Mother Earth and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Nations, NCS, American Indian Law Alliance and Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Development presented a screening of Who’s Gonna Save You. A special PSA, We Are The Seventh Generation, from Taos Pueblo Day School Students was also screened followed by a panel discussion led by Indigenous Youth.

On June 11, 2013, Dakota Romero’s beautifully haunting debut recording of the classic traditional song La Llorona (English: Weeping Woman) produced by Robby Romero, debuted on KXMT 99.1 FM Northern New Mexico. The La Llorona music video will be released on the Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos), November 1, 2013. Dakota’s performance is dedicated to the memory of her Grandmother, Ida Mae Aragon aka Rita Rogers who began her journey to the spirit world 11 June 2012.

On May 17, 2014, ETE presented the 1st annual “Dennis Hopper Day” happening and Easy Rider Ride hosted by Taos, New Mexico. Produced by Robby Romero, The tribute included a reception at Taos Pueblo, Party on the Taos Plaza and Screening of Hopper’s counter-culture classic Easy Rider at the old Taos County Court House. 

Up-coming releases include Robby’s highly anticipated Native Rock: The Singles, a unique limited collection of new live and digitally re-mastered singles never before released outside of Indian Country, and Dakota Romero’s self-titled debut. To capture the essence of Dakota’s multi-cultural background for this extraordinary debut release, Robby has been working with Dakota and Carlos Santana band member Karl Perazzo, as well as with renowned musicians Ray Obiedo, Marc & Paul van Wageningen, Steve Erquigua and David K. Mathews.

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Date City Venue Country
10/23/13 Fairbanks, Alaska Hering Auditorium United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. HUNT – FISH – SHARE ROCK THE NATIVE VOTE CONCERT Register to vote and help protect the hunting and fishing rights of Indigenous Peoples with a special lineup of Native Artists featuring Robby Romero & Red Thunder, Pamyua, John Shewfelt, Troth Yeddha Dancers, and MC Allison Akootchuck Warden. “Protecting the hunting and fishing rights of Alaskan Indigenous Peoples is critical to their Cultural, Spiritual, Social and Economic Wellbeing and Survival.” – Robby Romero
10/20/13 Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington State KAOS 89.3 FM Radio United States
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. More information
10/18/13 Anchorage, Alaska KNBA 90.3 FM Radio United States
Time: 11:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages.
08/22/13 Arctic Village, Alaska Arctic Village Community Center United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. The Gwich’in Steering Committee 25th Anniversary Celebration!
Tour: Project Protect Educational Initiative
05/21/13 New York City, New York United Nations Headquarters United States
Time: 7:30pm. Native Children”s Survival – Project Protect Awareness Campaign Educational iInitiative Tour 2013

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One of the few people who spent their formative years in the 1970s at the Taos Mabel Dodge Luhan house, or “Mud Palace,” the 22-room adobe structure my father bought in the Taos Pueblo, was Robby Romero. My father took … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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Upper Michigan Radio – Music, News, Entertainment, and More TAOS, NM—Taos natives and Native Rock recording artists Robby Romero and Robert Mirabal have combined their talents to release a new “alter-Native” single titled, “Iron Horse.” “Iron Horse” commemorates the Summer … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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“Iron Horse” brings a message of unity and hope and features an impeccable pueblo flute solo by Mirabal.  Much like the work of Bob Marley, the songs are brimming with positive messages and joyful musical collaboration.  – Jeff Cook, Coherent Music

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“Musician Robby Romero says he suggested the name Red Willow Park to the town, in part, because he wanted to “kindle a conversation about one-sided perceptions that are more often than not ‘his story,’ not history.” – Taos News

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Iron Horse

Council changes Kit Carson Park name to ‘right past wrongs’ By J.R. Logan | Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 8:15 am In an act town officials are calling a gesture of reconciliation, the Taos Town Council has changed the name … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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Dennis Hopper was a collector of Robert Dean Stockwell’s collage art; and he once described the collages as, “The jewels of a great eye and the macho hammer of a politically sensitive being.” Ranging from colorful, modern-day photography to sepia-toned … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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In a great spirit of celebration, the town and county of Taos, as well as Taos Pueblo, will host “Dennis Hopper Day” on Saturday (May 17). Taos Pueblo Gov. Clyde M. Romero, issued a statement saying, “We, the Red Willow … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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We Are The Seventh Generation

On April 22, 2014, a day designated by the United Nations as International Mother Earth Day, UNM-Taos hosted a tour, reception, screening and award ceremony to honor seven eighth-grade students from the Taos Pueblo Day School. The students participated in a public service … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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Dozens waved signs, banged drums and sang in solidarity with the Fairbanks Four. Native American rock star Robby Romero of New Mexico joined Alaska Natives in support of the jailed men. “I’m honored to be here with you today, and … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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FAIRBANKS, AK – “Red Thunder’s song “Heartbeat,” the theme song of Heartbeat Alaska, an award-winning television program, has been heard and sung by viewers from Alaska, across Canada, nationwide and in Taiwan. The stunning video and song has been the … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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There’s a handful of musicians who are popularly known for their activism. Apache Robby Romero who became a MTV staple in the 1990s with his band Red Thunder, has made a name for himself not only as a musician but as a campaigner for indigenous people’s rights on the world stage.

There’s a handful of musicians who are popularly known for their activism. Apache Robby Romero who became a MTV staple in the 1990s with his band Red Thunder, has made a name for himself not only as a musician but … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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FAIRBANKS, AK – Voter turnout in Fairbanks plummeted to the lowest point in a decade this fall. In other areas of the state, the outlook was just as bleak, but a coalition of several Alaska Native groups is working to … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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Robby Romero performing in the "Who's Gonna Save You" music picture

ANCHORAGE, AK – Native children’s Survival’s Who’s Gonna Save You makes its Alaskan premier on the award-winning program Heart Beat Alaska 5:00 p.m. Sunday on ABC. “The Alaska premier of ‘Who’s Gonna Save You,’ by Robby Romero, brought a new excitement to the Native community … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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GRAND RAPIDS, MICH – In honor of Mother Earth, musician, filmmaker and advocate Robby Romero will launch the Project Protect Awareness Campaign’s educational tour at The Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico on Thursday, March 28. Romero will perform … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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TAOS PUEBLO – Musician and activist Robby Romero visited the Taos Day School last week to discuss climate change and environmental stewardship with students there. Speaking to several dozen students in the school’s cafeteria, Romero emphasized the importance of using … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Love Mother Earth. That was musician and filmmaker Robby Romero’s Valentine’s Day message to Taos Pueblo Day School students as he launched a new Project Protect Awareness Campaign he plans to bring to schools across the country.  

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Robby Romero performing in the "Who's Gonna Save You" music picture

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH – Musician and filmmaker Robby Romero will kick start the Project Protect Awareness Campaign’s educational initiative at the Taos Pueblo Day School on February 14. Romero will screen the music picture, “Who’s Gonna Save You” and lead an … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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HUSTON, TX – A VALENTINE TO THE EARTH: Musician and tireless advocate for nature Robby Romero is taking his Project Protect educational initiative to school beginning today (Feb. 14), at the Taos Pueblo Day School. He will screen his film … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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NEW YORK, NY (Top40 Charts) Eagle Thunder Entertainment is pleased to announce today’s release of musician Robby Romero’s Deluxe Edition single and music video for “Who’s Gonna Save You” on iTunes. 100% of the profits from the sale of Romero’s latest single … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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NEW YORK, NY – “Given the deadly fallout from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear disaster in Japan, record breaking heat waves, droughts, fires and floods this past summer and the cataclysmic Hurricane Sandy, the message of ‘Who’s Gonna Save You’ is more than music … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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NEW YORK, NY – Robby Romero — the musician son of actress Rita Rogers who was mentored by Dennis Hopper as a teen — visited the “Easy Rider” star’s grave… Romero has also dedicated a new single, “Who’s Gonna Save You,” to … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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NEW YORK, NY – Robby Romero’s ‘Who’s Gonna Save You’ Single and Music Video Debuts on iTunes to Benefit Project Protect. The inspirational song was recorded at Shelter Island Sound in New York City by Grammy Award-winner Steve Addabbo. Grammy … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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Robby Romero performing in the "Who's Gonna Save You" music picture

WASHINGTON, DC – Climate change is possibly the biggest challenge the world now faces. Robby Romero (Apache/Tewa) of Taos, New Mexico, is a leader on the issue as a voice for Indigenous peoples. The mission of his work is to bridge the … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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“”Who’s Gonna Save You”… a captivating plea to the human conscious for love and respect of our Mother Earth and the life She sustains now threatened by climate change. A beautifully composed and choreographed film that one does not forget … VIEW FULL ENTRY

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PHOENIX, AZ – “This engaging hybrid music picture delivers an undeniable message…a powerful plea for Mother Earth, a compelling call to action and a heartfelt warning of impending doom if we fail to change our ways.  The alter-native music and … VIEW FULL ENTRY

Press quotes for this artist

"Robby Romero and Red Thunder's song "Heartbeat," the theme song of Heartbeat Alaska, an award-winning television program, has been heard and sung by viewers from Alaska, across Canada, nationwide and in Taiwan. The stunning video and song has been the anthem of hope from village to village and today remains the most well-known television theme song in the history of Alaskan television."

- Jeanie Greene Creator and Producer of ABC's Heartbeat Alaska

"Robby Romero's passion for the earth and humanity courses through his music and his activism. 'Who's Gonna Save You’ is an elegant reading of that passion."

- Paddy Mac, KTAOS Programming Director

“Red Thunder has commanded the largest audience of any contemporary Indian music group.”             

 - Encyclopedia of North American Indians

“Robby Romero and his band Red Thunder are changing the world — and the world of music.”             

 - Los Angeles Times Magazine

“Robby lays down penetrating songs, drawn from the imagery of his people, for celebrations and cautionary tomes.” 

- Navajo Times

“A rock star from Indian Country”  

- MPR

“Red Thunder is solid Native Rock, right down to the core.”

 - Lakota Times

“A prolific musician..." 

- Santa Fe Reporter

“Red Thunder conjures powerful mental images and awakens strong feelings using from-the-heart song-writing.”  

- Indian Country Today

“The phones light up every time stations play Red Thunder… It has got to help the Movement.”            

- Billboard Magazine

"Red Thunder, formed by Romero in 1989, continues to be one of the most popular musical groups known in “Indian Country” and around the world."  

- News From Indian Country

“Red Thunder has earned a loyal following and are ready to cross over into the mainstream. The question is, is the mainstream ready for Native Rock?”   

- VH1 Inside Music

“In the spirit of Woody Guthrie’s Tom Joad, Robby Romero is there wherever Native Americans are fighting for the rights. He is an articulate artist and advocate for the causes and concerns behind a cultural resistance that is older than this country.”  

- Media Channel

"Climate change is possibly the biggest challenge the world now faces. Robby Romero (Apache/Tewa) of Taos, New Mexico, is a leader on the issue as a voice for Indigenous peoples."

- Indian Gaming Magazine

“Cultivating Indigenous world awareness. Native rock artist Robby Romero of "Red Thunder" has long been outspoken and passionate about the environment.”  

- Awareness Magazine

"Robby Romero and Red Thunder have earned respect around the world on more than one level. Their dynamic music inspires their fans to dance, while their faithful efforts to improve the lives of individuals through- out Indian Country motivate their fans to volunteer, learn and serve others."  

- Cherokee One Feather Newspaper

“Robby’s message is that we all should become educated non-violent activists and have our voices heard. And Red Thunder is one Native Rock band that is making sure its’ voice is being heard."            

- Bio Diversity Magazine

“It’s been a long time since “alternative” rock was as fresh or unexplored among the mainstream as Native American rock is today, and Red Thunder is the perfect introduction.”  

- Entertainment Today

“Red Thunder jams Native Rock that voices a positive message by incorporating culture traditions and spiritual beliefs in their music.”  

- Indian Country Today

“Since VH1 began airing Inside Music segments featuring Robby Romero the Viewer Services Hotline has been bombarded by calls.”  

- MTV Networks

“If any Native American band has the potential to crossover to mainstream, this is the one.”                 

- Cash Box

“Robby Romero and Red Thunder’s ancestors and musical roots were here long before Columbus arrived”  

- VHI Inside Music

“Red Thunder blazes a trail into American Indian rock territory weaving Native American and modern sounds into a supremely colorful musical blanket.”  

- Chicago Tribune

“Red Thunder spreads a positive spiritual, environmental message around the globe.”  

- Lakota Times

“Red Thunder… A band to look out for.”  

- Minneapolis Star Tribune

“The guitar, vocals and songs of Robby Romero boasts a powerful vocal style that treat sensitive matters of spirituality with firm certainty."  

- San Francisco Chronicle

“The music industry told them that there was “no market” for their Native Rock… Red Thunder remains undaunted.”  

- New York New Noise

“The H.O.R.D.E. Festival features a more diverse lineup, including the Native American Band Red Thunder. Crowd members danced and twirled dead-head style, during the obligatory rock festival thunderstorm.”  

- Time Magazine

‘False solutions’ on climate change bring indigenous delegation to Washington."                                  

- Indian Country Today

“Folks filed out to see Native American rock band Red Thunder play through the rain at this year’s H.O.R.D.E Festival.”  

- Atlanta Journal

“The scream of recognition came as Robby Romero began the chorus of “Heartbeat,” a song made famous by a television show called “Heartbeat Alaska.”  

- Fairbanks Daily News

“If life is a school, then musician, songwriter, entrepreneur, activist director Robby Romero went for his doctorate at an early age.”  

- City AZ Magazine

"The sky will thunder and lighten will flash when Robby Romero of Red Thunder hits the stage with an acoustic rock set."  

- Anchorage Daily News

“Robby Romero lent his musical talent to the Rock The Rez Vote. He ended this rockin’ evening with the hit, Heartbeat, a strong ending to a powerful and motivating event!” 

- News from Indian Country

"THUNDERSTORM" not only brings attention to the 13th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, but also focus's attention on the Senate's debate over drilling in ANWR."  

- Anchorage Press

“Robby Romero & Red Thunder is America’s best kept secret.”  

- Gallery for the Arts

"Combining contemporary music with traditional, Red Thunder makes some powerful magic. The mixture of modern and ancient instruments makes for a heart-stirring aural experience."                       

- Album Network

“Good Works – SAVING THE FORESTS Portions of the profits from the sale of an album soundtrack to the film "Hidden Medicine," scored by Robby Romero and performed by Red Thunder, will be donated to the Native Children's Survival Awareness Campaign for the protection of America's forests. "Hidden Medicine" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is being aired on the Sundance Channel as part of the "Best of the Sundance Film Festival" series."  

- Billboard

“We’ve added Red Thunder into heavy rotation because of the overwhelming response… Everybody wants to know where they can get the release and where Red Thunder will play a live show.”                

- Coyote Radio

“Red Thunder’s unique, powerful Native Rock came into the Lakota Sacred Circle like the Four Winds. It’s a great honor to have Red Thunder at the 8th Black Hills PowWow. So may the Great Spirit watch over them on their journey.”  

- KILI RADIO

LEADERSHIP

"I wouldn't compare Red Thunder to any others. I've heard Robby and his message, I know him as a person. He is a spiritual essence. He is the voice of young Native Americans. It makes me proud as an Elder. The movement for the young people is getting stronger and it will live forever.”

-  Dennis Banks, American Indian Movement

“Robby is inspirational for elders and youth. For me, his songs like “Medicine Woman” and “Heartbeat” are like my spiritual penicillin. His presence . . . his music . . . help me through hard times.”

- Janet McCloud, Founder of the Sapa Dawn Center; North American Indian Lodge; Indigenous Women’s Network

"Your musical talent and leadership in the Native American community will undoubtedly help commemorate the United Nations adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for years to come." 

- Nancy Pelosi, United States Minority Leader; 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

"A man with a tremendous ego for his Peoples! His humility and sense of self wroth is Awesome."

-  Russell Means, Oglala Sioux Activist; Actor; Artist

"On my journey with peace and dignity, Robby's music is a source of spiritual strength and inspiration for me to continue." 

- Sarah James, Gwich'in Elder; Spokesperson Gwich'in Steering Committee

 “We’re bringing a message to the world in celebration of the human rights instrument, the 'Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,' because music does make a difference.”  

- Tonya Gonnella Frichner, American Indian Law Alliance; North American Representative to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

MUSIC PICTURES

Who's Gonna Save You

"The Alaska premier of 'Who's Gonna Save You,' by Robby Romero, brought a new excitement to the Native community of Alaska. With the radiation of Fukushima arriving on Alaska's coast, the music picture launched a sense of urgency along with the added excitement of having a world class musician/activist in our midst"

- Jeanie Greene Creator and Producer of ABC's Heartbeat Alaska

"This engaging hybrid music picture delivers an undeniable message...a powerful plea for Mother Earth, a compelling call to action and a heartfelt warning of impending doom if we fail to change our ways. The alter-native music and novel storyline with haunting imagery locks in your attention, empathy and interest."

- Daniel Gibson (Editor, Native Peoples Magazine) 

"Who’s Gonna Save You”...a captivating plea to the human conscious for love and respect of our Mother Earth and the life She sustains now threatened by climate change. A beautifully composed and choreographed film that one does not forget no dismiss... a call to action by the Indigenous Peoples of the world." 

- Colorado Environmental Film Festival

ROCKUMENTARY FILMS

America’s Last Frontier 

“We had amazing feedback from our viewers and they enjoyed the educational ride, the critical message so eloquently brought across with the beauty of Alaska and music that could become a hit in South Africa”

- SABC Africa

“It’s insightful for South Africans to hear the plight of Indigenous Peoples Worldwide, and the World Summit provided the perfect platform for this screening.”

- SABC 2 Africa

“Americans for Alaska urge the Senate to protect the Arctic Refuge. Attending were the Honorable Jimmy Carter, Robby Romero, Theodore Roosevelt IV, Dune Lankard, Robert Kennedy Jr., Sarah James, John Travolta, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Carole King, The Honorable Hubert H. Humphrey III, Michael Douglas, Kevin Spacey, Larry Rockefeller, Ann Bancroft, Rob Reiner, Edward Norton, Don Henley, Billy Crystal, Ted Turner, Mike Medavoy, Lyn & Norman Lear, Ed Bagley Jr., Ed Asner, Mary Tyler Moore.”

- The Washington Times

"We need to move into a time of healing”, says Romero. We have the technology and the wisdom."

- Shape Magazine

"We, the Indigenous Peoples, walk to the future in the footprints of our ancestors." - KARI-OCA Declaration, Brazil, 30 May 1992.  “Robby Romero is indeed a man who walks firmly and powerfully into the future.”

- Renaissance Magazine

“This film could not be more topical. With the Bush administration trying to push through legislation that would extract oil from the pristine North Slope of Alaska, the Gwch’in, who have lived there for centuries, are fighting to protect their way of life. Interspersed with music and song, the plight of the Gwich’in is chronicled with interviews and stunning visuals.”

- Eastern Door

“America’s Last Frontier brings the listener on an adventure, an audio adventure, that turns into much, much more…After listening, you want to be the one involved with this music inspired movement.”         

- Customer Review Amazon.com

“Fills my soul with passion…”

- Customer Review iTunes

"By the People, for the People Mother Earth not for sale."

- Viewer Comment You Tube

 Hidden Medicine

“Hidden Medicine is an experimental, mystical film that deals with the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the environment. The film beautifully weaves story, poetry, music and politics, creating an impending sense of our planet’s struggle to survive.”  

- Sundance Film Channel

“ROBBY ROMERO reveals his Hidden Medicine”  

- Venice Magazine

“Romero’s singing is clear and strong… the use of Native American instruments adds just the right touches, especially in tracks like “Lakota Winyan” - a very very good song."

 - The Web Magazine

“Robby has a great passion about his performance, and the lyrics are all geared towards the subject matter of the film. “Sacred Circle” is about the cyclical relationship between nature and man. “Dream Catcher” is about hope for the future, and “Lonesome River is a great ballad...”  

- Soundtrack Net

“KEEPING WITH TRADITION in the WORLD TODAY Red Thunder’s excellent CD, Hidden Medicine which blends first nation tradition with contemporary style, provides insight into customs and traditions which have long been misunderstood and misrepresented.”  

- Customer Review Amazon.com

“Robby Romero and Red Thunder Rock!... So rare that a musician these days not only sounds unique, but has a meaningful message as well. This is Native Rock through and through.”

- Customer Review iTunes

“It's an awesome short…”

- Viewer Comment You Tube

Makoce Wakan : Sacred Earth

“Feedback has been more than positive: Congratulations on a very successful show that has generated more viewer calls than any other show to date.”  

- MTV Networks

"Romero contends that the fundamental issue is about respect of earth, others, and life. From the gorgeous aerial of the precipitous Black Hills to the close-up views of wild flowers underscored by Red Thunder's earnest music this marvelous film is a must see the world views of American Native Peoples."  

- Native Peoples Magazine

“Makoce Wakan is unlike most commercially available releases today. This album consists of 11 delicately crafted mini operas, resulting in an intense spiritual collection. This disc screams out originality and inspiration with thought provoking songs such as “Medicine Woman,” “Heartbeat,” and “Prayer Song."

- CD Review / The Editor’s Choice

“Makoce Wakan reaches out to your soul. Anyone who cannot acknowledge this message has heart of stone-but the music can break through even that. The lyrics cannot be denied; they are well versed, powerful and appropriately set. So, begins the journey.”  

- Customer Review Amazon.com

“A Compelling contemporary pop group that refuses to betray its ethnic soul. Red Thunder’s new creation of expressive “Native Rock” symbolizes deep beliefs and passionate views.”

- CD Review / The Editor’s Choice

“Good songs for the mind, body and soul, Nahwee′ and Many Blessings, Turtle Clan Six Nations.”

- Customer Review iTunes

“Very powerful. Thank you for your work.”

 - Viewer Comment You Tube