Pura Fé is founder of the first native women's a cappella trio, Ulali, and is recognized for a new style and genre that blends traditional Native American music with contemporary musical styles. She currently resides in Durham, North Carolina, and performs internationally with the Pura Fé Trio. In 1994, she was nominated and performed at the Juno Awards for Best Global Recording, for the album Condor Meets the Eagle by Kanatan Aski with Pura Fé. In 1995, she released her first solo album, the R&B inspired, Caution to the Wind. She also appeared on Jay Leno’s The Tonight Show with Ulali and Robbie Robertson, debuting the Ulali song Mahk Jchi (Heartbeat Drum Song), which went platinum in Italy. She has appeared on many recordings and film soundtracks, including the Indigo Girls, Shaming of the Sun, Miramax’s Smoke Signals soundtrack, the Turner Documentary series The Native Americans, 1 Giant Leap DVD, The World Festival of Sacred Music for the Dalai Lama, Showtime's The L-Word, and "A Thousand Roads" soundtrack. In Indian Country, Pura Fé is a Smoke Dance Champion and Pow-wow "Fancy Dancer". After hearing guitarist Kelly Joe Phelps perform, Pura Fé was inspired to pick up the acoustic lap slide guitar. After three months of teaching herself guitar, she recorded her 2nd solo album, Follow Your Heart's Desire, released on the Music Maker label. One year later, she opened for Neil Young in Berkley, CA., singing Rise Up Tuscarora Nation and Find the Cost of Freedom. As a solo artist, she has also opened up for Herbie Hancock, Taj Mahal, Al Jarreau and George Duke. Pura Fé won a NAMMY (Native American Music Award) for Best Female Artist in 2006. She also won a L'Académie Charles Cros Award (France's Grammy) for Best World Album. Since then, she has released three more albums, and toured internationally at many events and festivals including: Paris Jazz Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival, World Festival of Sacred Music, and the Byron Bay Blues Festival. She currently tours with her band, the Pura Fe' Trio, which consists of Cary Morin on lead guitar and Pete Knudson on percussion. Her 5th solo album, a live double CD, was released in the spring of 2011: "A Blues Night in North Carolina." She is currently working with on her 6th album with the Trio which will be released near the end of 2012.