Levi Platero is from the Navajo Nation of the Southwest region of the United States. With his family band “The Plateros” they emerged on the music scene in 2004 as a blues rock power trio compared to the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Los Lonely Boys and ZZ Top. After a decade of touring the US with his family band, a one and half year run as a member of the Indigenous (Lakota blues band), Levi decided it was time to get back to his own music. He then recruited a new band, began touring, went into the studio and released a self titled EP featuring the single “Take Me Back” which went on to win the 2016 New Mexico Music Awards for Best Blues.
Levi is a great example of a guitar player with a gift of guitar playing intuition of much more experienced player. Levi’s quiet nature is unleashed in a style that mixes a spectrum of Texas Blues, vintage rock, to modern guitar heroes such as Eric Johnson and Steve Vai. With a captivating live show he ranges from flurries of guitar acrobatics all the way down to soulful expressiveness. Levi is a guitarist and talent to be reckoned with and will continue to shine in the Blues/Rock genre. Currently Levi Platero and his band are gearing up for a 2017 National Tour to promote the New EP and a second full length album to be released in the spring of 2017
* 2017 New Mexico Music Award Nomination
* 2017 Indigenous Music Award Nomination
* 2016 Won New Mexico Music Award for Best Blues
* 2010 Won Dream Keeper Film Award For Best Music Video.
* 2009 Won New Mexico Music Award For Best Blues.
* 2009 Nominated Best Music Video by the American Indian Film Festival
* 2008 Nominated Best Blues New Mexico Music Awards
* 2007 Nominated Best Blues by the Native American Music Award