Singer/Songwriter Kym Gouchie is from the Lheidli T’enneh Nation near Prince George, British Columbia. She is a mother of four adult children and six grandchildren. She utilizes her eclectic background to inspire her as she combines elements of traditional, folk and country to create a unique voice.
Raised among musicians, Kym spent several years performing with ‘Iskwew’ meaning ‘woman’ in the Cree language. This Indigenous woman’s trio travelled internationally representing Canada at Indigenous Music Festivals in France and Mexico as wells as touring British Columbia with ArtStarts in schools.
In 2013, she experienced a series of personal crisis’, which resulted in her writing a bunch of songs. In 2014, she wrote a proposal and received a music grant, which allowed her to record her first EP titled ‘Mountain of Youth’. Now in 2016, she has committed herself to
music full time.
Annie Humphrey was born in 1966. She was raised in a home full of art, music, laughter, fear and violence. She enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and left the Leech Lake Indian Reservation,Minnesota in 1990. She swore she would never come back.
After being honorably discharged in 1994 Annie did come back. In 1994 she had a son, Justice and in 1996 she had a daughter, Geezis.She attended the Police Academy and graduated, but decided not to pursue a career in law enforcement. Instead, she enrolled at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, where she studied art and began performing professionally at coffeehouses.
Annie did shows with Jackson Browne, the Indigo Girls, David Crosby, Keb’ Mo’, Ben Harper, Patti Griffin and the late John Trudell.The road was difficult with two small children in tow.
In 2004 Annie had another daughter, Cedar. She continued to travel and perform until Cedar turned one year old and could no longer fly for free. In 2005 Annie put her children in public school and performed when she could. She drifted further and further away from that musician life.
In 2013 Annie met and fell in love with a tall, handsome cowboy who encouraged her to write and sing again.
Brandis B. Knudsen
Brandis B. Knudsen grew up across the state of South Dakota where he was influenced by multiple cultures and genres of music and found love in the art of Hip-Hop. But it wasn’t until losing a close friend in 2007 that he realized that tomorrow wasn’t promised to anyone and began his quest to follow the dream that he and his late friend had grown up only fantasizing about. After recording his first studio single the summer of 2007, he founded Dakota South Records as an underground label.
Nothing in life is given to you. You have to want it and you have to work for it, but you can achieve anything with Drive, Discipline, and Dedication.