Mato Nanji, guitarist/vocalist for Indigenous came into the international spotlight with the release of Indigenous’ “Things We Do” record in the late 90’s. The band was constantly on the road building their brand resulting in their two most successful records reaching combined sales in the United States in excess of 200,000 units. Many guitar fans know Nanjo from his year on the Experience Hendrix Tour where Mato has been featured along with other guitar heroes including Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Robert Randolph.
Vanishing Americans combines the best elements of past Indigenous CD s, with some rootsy influences from artists like Jr. Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside yet retaining the retro blues rock edge of artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Cream. Indigenous songs are powered by lead singer/lead guitarist Mato Nanji who is, without a doubt, one of the most impressive blues rock players/singers on the circuit today.