- Shelley Morningsong is of Northern Cheyenne and Dutch heritage and raised in the entertainment rich climate of Southern California. Morningsong has been a performer on stage since her early childhood. Over the years she has honed her craft working alongside performers such as Charlie Daniels and Juice Newton. She has been a touring member of Native American performer Robert Mirabal's “Music from a Painted Cave” shown on PBS under “PBS Presents Great Performances”. Morningsong met her husband Fabian Fontenelle during her tour with “Painted Cave’s” where Fabian participated in the show as a men’s northern traditional dancer and choreographer. Fabian is an original member of the American Indian Dance Theatre and is Zuni/Omaha. Shelley’s first album is called “Out of the Ashes” which was released in 2006 and now has a brand new album called “Full Circle”.
Since the release of “Out of the Ashes” Shelley has won three awards:
•. 2016 Native American Music Awards "Artist of the Year"
•. 2010 "Record of the Year" for Full Circle
• Winner of the New Mexico Music Award for “Best Native Contemporary”
• Winner of the Wisconsin Indian Summer Music Award for
• Winner of Native American Music Award for
“Best Debut Artist”
"Her insightful self-composed tunes are delivered in a strong, soulful alto that imbues every tune with deep, compassionate feeling."
- Native Peoples Magazine
"A highly spirited recording embracing the best of two worlds."
- Dirty Linen
“Out of the Ashes—with its Indian inflections wrapped around humanitarian concerns – deserves a large audience.”
- Cowboys and Indians Magazine
Shelley Morningsong: Vocals, Native Flutes, Guitar, Ocarina, South American Bird Whistle, Acoustic Guitar
Shane McConnell: Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Drums and Drum Programming, Percussion, Bass, Keyboards
Fabian Fontenelle: Male Voice (Zuni Language), Native Percussion, Bells,
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