Verdell Primeaux is a Dakota Yankton/Ponca singer and songwriter in the Native American Church tradition of peyote songs, accompanied by rattle and water drum. With Johnny Mike (Navajo), they are known as the duo Primeaux and Mike.
Primeaux was born in 1966 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to the Pine Ridge Oglala Lakota Nation, South Dakota, and is the son of noted peyote singer Francis Primeaux Senior and grandson of Harry Primeaux. He currently resides in Tuba City, Arizona with his wife and children.
2002 Grammy Award with Johnny Mike, co-artist, for Best Native American Music Album, Bless The People - Harmonized Peyote Songs, Jack Miller, engineer, Giuli Doyle & Robert Doyle, producers.,
2002 Nammy Award with Johnny Mike, co-artist, for Best Traditional Recording, Bless the People.
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