ti si Biography
is of the Cree Nation. Her tremendous natural
talent is a gift of the Creator honed to perfection by
her loving and musically talented father. In Qua ti si's
personal life she is a very private and tender hearted,
both her recorded and live performances, Qua ti si, with
her striking appearance has a boldness in her singing
combined with a deft touch and warm phrasing. Her
delivery of a song is clear as a beacon with a touch of
mystique and a sense of confidence borne of the connection
with her music and her culture.
started performing on her own and opened for many
well-known artists and she's performed in most states
east of the Mississippi River.
moved to Nashville in the early 90's where she worked as
a demo artist for several years, however there seemed to
be something missing, she loved "country
music" but it just
didn't have the connection to her like Native American
music. There was a deeper feeling for Qua ti si to let
other people know "my native ways" she stated.
beginning her career, Qua ti si has experienced an
over-whelming love and satisfaction for her Native
American music from her fans across the country and
is a very modest woman, but she is one great
performer. Her first CD was a compilation of many
different genres of traditional music and talent and was
nominated as one of the Best Independent Recordings for
2001 Native American Music Awards.
of the Red Man" was recorded at Cumberland Studios in
Nashville. She will always be thankful to Billy
Anderson, the owner, engineer and musician for his help.
CD's are a
powerful offering of songs, with the characteristic
blend of the Native American flute, rattle, drum, the
whistle and the unique sound of the steel guitar, violin
and keyboard. Qua ti si's music not only means something,
but moves you as well. Her music transports listeners to
the people and lands of her native heritage.
ti si was nominated for the Fifth Native American Music
Awards for her next dynamite CD "Bury Me" in
the Best Pop/Rock recording which put her up against the
likes of Grammy and Nammy winner Micki Free. She
definitely received a lot of attention and recognition
for this outstanding piece of work! In 2003 Qua ti
si was nominated again with the song White Cross as one
of the best in the Gospel Category with the Nammys.
2004, Qua ti si's CD "Bury Me" was also
nominated in the Best Pop category with the ISMA awards.
Her newest CD release "Through Indian Eyes"
has been selected to be placed in 6 categories for
the 7th Annual NAMA awards. The song Dark Horse
was selected as the best Song/Single of the year.
Through Indian Eyes is one of her best works yet!