Scatter Their Own
Formed in 2012, SCATTER THEIR OWN is an Alter-Native Rock Duo of Oglala Lakota ancestry from the Badlands of South Dakota. Scatter Their Own has traveled from Canada to Texas, as well as journeyed from Los Angeles to New York City, scattering their own music to all nations in all directions. Scotti Clifford (Guitarist and Vocalist) and Juliana Brown Eyes-Clifford (Bassist and Vocalist) were a couple first, but before too long, after playing music together into the night, they realized that they should start a band. Recently joined by Scotti's teenage children on-stage, it has become a family effort. Welby June (Guitar) and Wahpe Waste Win (Drums), have successfully earned their spots as touring members in the group. At the young ages of 16 and 14, Welby June & Wahpe now perform professionally alongside their parents across North America.
Scotti refers to touring as a modern day buffalo hunt. "In order to provide for our family, we must follow the music." Through our endeavors, I hope to teach my children how to find balance, spiritually and professionally." As a modern day Lakota family who views movement as sacred, Scatter Their Own has no difficulty packing up their Tipi and guitars in order to follow the buffalo.
Aside from being a national touring act, who returned to SXSW Music Festival in Austin TX in March of 2016, Scatter Their Own is currently working on a new album. Their second independent album will peek in on the duo's charismatic connection onstage. This sophomore effort will showcase their endearing harmonies, coupled with moving anthems about their relationship to mother-earth, furthermore inviting you along on their mystical path. Like Scotti & Juliana, Scatter Their Own's music is diverse in influence and style, but bonded together by an undeniably creative journey.
"For us, it is all about relationship. The more fire that we can share as a world community, the stronger our unity. We want to share with the general public who we are as Oglala Lakota People, by lyrically fusing the concepts and philosophy of our Native American Culture with our Bluesy Indie Rock foundation. A style that we have dubbed Alter-Native Rock & Roll."