Buddy Red Bow was a dreamer. The Oglala Lakota country music artist was able to distill that dream—for himself, for his relatives, for humanity—into three timeless albums released in the 80’s and early 90’s.
Buddy had humble beginnings—from growing up in Red Shirt, South Dakota and being raised by Lakota elders, to winning talent shows in Rapid City. Faded jeans and boyhood dreams led him to a life of honky tonks, movie sets, and living rooms passing around guitars with household names. Don’t miss SDPB’s new documentary “Red Bow,” takes you on the artists’ journey from his early days on the Reservation to the Native American Music Awards Hall of Fame induction..
The show premieres Monday, October 14, Native American Day, and follows on the heels of the Ken Burns' magnum opus "Country Music," airing in September on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.