Singer-songwriter Annie Humphrey, the Native American Music Awards' 2018 Artist of the Year, will perform at Northern Michigan University on Saturday, Feb. 16. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre. Humphrey's performance is being held in conjunction with the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center's exhibition, Ancestral Women. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $1 for NMU students.
Humphrey grew up on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation. Her father was a singer and musician and her mother an artist and poet, fueling Humphrey’s love for the arts. Although her parents were brilliant individually, she said they created sadness together.
“I lived in a home filled with voices made of thunder and nothing could stop it,” Humphrey said.
Humphrey credits music to saving her and said it continues to plays a crucial role in her emotional release today.