Michael Murphy: A remarkable musician originally from Omaha involved with the immigrant and Native American communities. He has released several albums, each showcasing his incredible songwriting and musical versatility. From the heartfelt Secret Thoughts, with tracks like Song for Rita and Marlboro Man, to the spiritually profound Sacred Heart, featuring the Native American Flute, his artistry has evolved with a strong sense of purpose.
Michael’s compositions take on a powerful political and spiritual meaning in albums like Ethnic Cleansing – Trail of Tears, marked by instrumental brilliance and poignant messages. In Peace, he crafts a harmonious blend of instrumental and vocal pieces, providing tranquility and solace to listeners.
Brixz The Flip and The Gruesomes: Brixz The Flip is a local musician hailing from Omaha, a city renowned for its enriching migration culture. With Filipino, Mexican, and American roots, Brixz taps into this diverse heritage, infusing it into his music. As part of the New American Arts Festival 2023, held in the vibrant Benson creative district, Brixz and his band, the Gruesomes, will showcase their talent. Their fusion of rock blues, Americana, and folktronica genres will reverberate through the audience, celebrating the beauty of cultural diversity and artistic expression. A performance filled with love, happiness, and nostalgia.
Las Cruxes: A goth/indie/psych/post-punk band with Spanish influences led by Eduardo (Yayo) Trujillo, a Los Angeles native with a deep connection to social issues and spirituality. Their dynamic lineup of about 20 members across the nation adds an ever-changing element to their performances. They have performed at festivals and concerts around the world, and are returning from a tour in Mexico, solidifying their place in the music industry.