Chief & Council

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Jonas Ranville is a Metis drummer from Winnipeg Manitoba with roots to the very well known C-Weed band. Jonas has 30+ yrs experience playing Aboriginal and Metis events along with opening up for names like Buffy St. Marie, Mark Chestnutt, and The Road Hammers.

Jonas Ranville is a Metis drummer from Winnipeg Manitoba with roots to the very well known C-Weed band. Jonas has 30+ yrs experience playing Aboriginal and Metis events along with opening up for names like Buffy St. Marie, Mark Chestnutt, and The Road Hammers.

Ron Bradfield is a singer and bass player from Montreal Lake Cree Nation Sask. Ron has played in numerous bands throughout the late 80’s till present day with Chief & Council. Ron enjoys playing country, country rock and rock music having performed for most major functions in western Canada.

Ron Bradfield is a singer and bass player from Montreal Lake Cree Nation Sask. Ron has played in numerous bands throughout the late 80’s till present day with Chief & Council. Ron enjoys playing country, country rock and rock music having performed for most major functions in western Canada.

Reg “Vag” Whitecalf hails from Sweetgrass First Nation, and in his 20+ years of experience he’s had the pleasure of performing and recording with numerous talented artists. Country, rock, blues, he’s versatile and blends many genres to come up with his own unique guitar style.

Reg “Vag” Whitecalf hails from Sweetgrass First Nation, and in his 20+ years of experience he’s had the pleasure of performing and recording with numerous talented artists. Country, rock, blues, he’s versatile and blends many genres to come up with his own unique guitar style.

On call back up players

 Mat Patenaude is a professional bass player and vocalist from Edmonton Alberta. Throughout his musical journey he has played over 2000+ shows, from festivals like 'The Van's Warped tour', 'Midway Lake Music Festival', 'Yesterday was Everything' and the 'Calgary Stampede', to various parades, weddings, corporate, and main stage showcases. Having experience in all genres, along with the honour of playing onstage with some of the greatest musicians. Mat could never thank his greatest mentors...his parents, for teaching him the beautiful language of music.

Mat Patenaude is a professional bass player and vocalist from Edmonton Alberta. Throughout his musical journey he has played over 2000+ shows, from festivals like 'The Van's Warped tour', 'Midway Lake Music Festival', 'Yesterday was Everything' and the 'Calgary Stampede', to various parades, weddings, corporate, and main stage showcases. Having experience in all genres, along with the honour of playing onstage with some of the greatest musicians. Mat could never thank his greatest mentors...his parents, for teaching him the beautiful language of music.

Donny Anaquod is a professional guitar player that specializes in chicken pickin' and hybrid picking originating from Muskowpetung First Nation with 30+ years of experience. Donny has had the wonderful experience of working with numerous bands that opened shows for names like Patti Lovelace, Crystal Shawanda, and Doug Kershaw. Donny has played in numerous venues and casinos within Canada and the USA. With recording and studio experience as a session player Donny prides himself with simple playing and creating a unique style of his own. Donny takes his playing seriously but rememebers to enjoy life and be grateful having a great attitude and looking forward to new innovations as the key to success.

Donny Anaquod is a professional guitar player that specializes in chicken pickin' and hybrid picking originating from Muskowpetung First Nation with 30+ years of experience. Donny has had the wonderful experience of working with numerous bands that opened shows for names like Patti Lovelace, Crystal Shawanda, and Doug Kershaw. Donny has played in numerous venues and casinos within Canada and the USA. With recording and studio experience as a session player Donny prides himself with simple playing and creating a unique style of his own. Donny takes his playing seriously but rememebers to enjoy life and be grateful having a great attitude and looking forward to new innovations as the key to success.

Rob Turner is a professional drummer that has played with every band from here to Nashville for the past 36 years and is known as the backbone to many bands and is a mentor to many young up and coming artists

Rob Turner is a professional drummer that has played with every band from here to Nashville for the past 36 years and is known as the backbone to many bands and is a mentor to many young up and coming artists