Gyasi Ross is a new-style Pikuni storyteller with reverence for old-style Pikuni ways, and recognizes that sometimes there’s no difference. What I mean is, he likes to share stuff. Honest stuff. Awkward stuff. Hopefully, heartening and useful stuff. If you have ever read any of the many things he writes or listened to his sundry recitations, you will not be surprised to learn that he is the grandson of Percy Bullchild, which means that storytelling is in his blood. It’s what he does. It’s how he survives.
His album Isskootsik will be out on Cabin Games Records on May 12.