Our REDTalks Series celebrates exceptional ideas and performances from Indigenous artists, changemakers, and leaders. This REDTalk features
Mohawk singer-songwriter Logan Staats along with guest host Graeme Jonez.
Staats performs two of his hottest songs and dives into his inspirations, dreams, and challenges on the road.
He grew up in Brantford, Ontario with no formal musical training, just a great ear and raw lyrical talent. He played the local music circuit for years before releasing his debut album ‘Goodbye Goldia’ in 2015, an unvarnished yet hard-hitting folk album. His sound draws heavily from the rich blues and rock legacy of Six Nations.
In 2018, Staats won CTV’s ‘The Launch’ where he gained commercial success and toured across North America and Europe. He then made the decision to re-root at Six Nations of the Grand River. “I wanted to bring my songwriting back to the medicine inside of music, to the medicine inside of reclamation."
His music has garnered a Grammy nomination, multiple Native American Music Awards, and the SOCAN Indigenous Songwriter of the Year. Staats now splits his time between Six Nations, Vancouver Island and everywhere in between.