CARLYLE - May 6, Teagan Littlechief, the 2022 Indigenous Artist of the Year Award winner at the Saskatchewan Country Music Awards, treated a good crowd to an upbeat performance at the White Bear Education Complex.
Accompanying her onstage were guitarists Morgan Turk of Forget and Dustin Musqua of Kamsack.
The audience enjoyed a great night of country and western music. Many of the songs played were classics, including Honky Tonk Women by the Rolling Stones, Me and Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin, Neon Moon by Brooks and Dunn, and You Shook Me All Night Long by ACDC.
Leslie Lonethunder was the master of ceremonies. He mentioned to her fans that it was Littlechief’s 1,657th consecutive day of overcoming her addictions. Chief Annette Lonechild thanked the crowd for attending on this night.
Sara Littlechief, mother of Teagan, also came onstage to say a few words.
“I remember Teagan when she was only three years old, singing You Are My Sunshine day after day.”
Obviously, singing continues to be an important part of her life.
Said Betty Jack, “Teagan is a beautiful family friend, and she sure didn’t disappoint her legion of avid fans. What an amazing performance as she left us with goosebumps and in tears. Every song she sang was powerful and from her heart.
“I have never heard a more powerful rendition than [Carrie Underwood’s] Jesus Take the Wheel. She concluded the concert by performing You Shook Me All Night Long and Sweet Child of Mine [by Guns N Roses] which just happen to be my daughter Debbie’s favourite songs. Thank you, Teagan, for sharing your night with us. All the very best to you and Gabe. We are extremely proud of you Teagan.”
Audrey Young was also in attendance. “Teagan is absolutely fantastic. She has a voice that will take her to any goal she desires. We wish her the very best in all her endeavours.”
Added Jan Rutten, “I cannot say enough about this girl and her talent. She has such an amazingly strong voice. She had the school gym rocking and captured our hearts with her more soulful renditions. She has overcome some huge obstacles in her young life, and there is no doubt in my mind she was truly deserving of the Indigenous Artist of the Year award.”
Littlechief is very dedicated to her family and extremely thankful of their support. Scar On My Heart was sang in memory of her father Russell Standingready, who passed away in 2015. Her mother recently married Dave Poitras and the song Unchained Memory was serenaded to them.