Joe Tohonnie & the Crown Apache Dancers

Musician Joe Tohonnie Jr. shares his journey

(Editor’s note: This is the third installment of Ariana’s music blog series. You can read the introduction about Grammy-nominated Hawaiian Swing band Kahulanui and the second in the series, Idle No More – the movement and the music on the blog.)
This past fall, the Grammy Awards nominated Joe Tohonnie Jr. for his album, “Apache Blessing & Crown Dance Songs.” I had the opportunity to talk with him about his life as a musician.