American word-of-mouth sensations Nahko and Medicine For The People first came to Europe in 2016 for an amazing run of sell-out shows and storming festival appearances around the release of studio album Hoka. Nahko, an Oregon-native born a mix of Puerto Rican, Native American, and Filipino bloodlines considers himself a citizen in service to the planet. He describes his music as a mix of hip‐hop and folk rock with a world message.
Nahko released his first solo album My Name Is Bear in October 2017 and toured in Europe again with the band at sold out dates in the UK, Holland, Germany, Belgium and France. The album featured the single ‘Dragonfly’ and a video starring Paris Jackson which has been viewed over 400k times and was added to numerous Spotify playlists.
Spanning his formative years as an awakening artist travelling through the wild landscapes of Alaska, Hawaii and Louisiana, My Name Is Bear is a collection of deeply personal songs that tell the tales of Nahko’s awakening as an artist and his most revealing work yet. Whilst the big sound of Medicine For The People’s six-piece band has what has been making waves with their sell-out shows around the world, that has been put on the back-burner to make way for a lighter, more summer-soaked feeling in My Name Is Bear. Nahko says “My Name Is Bear is actually the prequel to the Medicine For The People records. It’s where this all began, before this chapter even started. I felt like I needed to retrace my steps before I could move forward”.