“Somewhere in the Badlands of South Dakota lives a band defying definition.
Self-described “alter-Native” rock duo Scatter Their Own doesn’t depend on traditional flutes, feathers or hand drums for its look and sound; instead, husband-and-wife team Scotti Clifford and Juliana Brown Eyes-Clifford (both Oglala Lakota) mix their old-school rock-and-roll and bluesy sounds with deep, contemporary lyrics about love, overcoming obstacles and environmental advocacy.
Celebrated among tribal audiences across Turtle Island, the popularity of Scatter Their Own transcends cultural boundaries, evident in their recent appearance at SXSW, one of the largest music/film/tech festivals on the planet. It drew an estimated 70,000 people to Austin, Texas, in March. The band followed its appearance there with the release of their second album, Taste The Time.
While mass appeal is the band’s aim, the Cliffords often note their spiritual foundations, cultural belief systems and dedication to family, which help guide the direction of both their music and their lives.”-By Taté Walker for Native Peoples Magazine.