The Blessed Blend : "Sound Born of a Native & Celtic Union" are NAMMA (Native American Music Award) winning musicians composing and performing original and ancient songs by blending Native American and Celtic music; which is deeply rooted in the history of their Appalachian Mountain hometowns of North Carolina. The Blessed Blend weaves a harmony of tribal fusion music from these two ancient and still thriving indigenous cultures spreading a message of peace, hope, redemption and love.
Joseph & Laralyn RiverWind are also motivational speakers and teachers for educational institutions, military, community events, churches, business retreats, conferences and more sharing the ancient wisdom of their Native American ancestors and how to apply it to daily living, family, business, and your spiritual walk on this journey of life in this day and age.
Joseph RiverWind & Laralyn RiverWind
What is a Blessed Blend?
Through our music we share a deep love for the drum, flutes, dance, language, songs and stories passed down from ancient times. The music is also an extension of our stories that have been passed down for generations. We hold onto the native prophecies from the ancient times about the days we are living in now as well as our unwavering devotion to The Creator.
Through the interaction between the newly immigrated Scots and Irish and the First Nations people of Turtle Island (The Americas) There came the realization that there were many shared commonalities between both our nations of people. When the Scot's and Irish immigrated into these Appalachian mountains they found a kindred people. During the 18th century the Scots coined the term "Blessed Blend" to describe the marriage union between a Celt and a Native. The same term was applied to the children who were born of these unions; carrying in their bloodlines the beauty of both indigenous worlds.
Are you a Blessed Blend?