Ethan 103 has been involved in the music scene since 2006, is breaking through the music scene with their high-energy, political songs like “500” that is an anthem of survival of the Native American populations, and “American Dream” a political-provoking song that is meant to question the actions of everything political.
Ethan 103 originates from Window Rock, Arizona capital of the Navajo Nation, but is currently based in Tempe, Arizona. They are an alternative-punk rock band comprised of members of the Navajo Nation and Oneida Tribe. Band members are Wayne Parkhurst- lead guitarist/vocals, Michael Parkhurst- guitarist/vocals, Troy Yazzie- bass guitar/vocals, and Dwayne “Showie” Showalter-drums. Inspiration for their heavy-grained, high-tempo sound derives from influences such as Bad Religion, Pennywise, Misfits, and Social Distortion. Not your stereotypical Native American music.