Shelley Morningsong Fontenelle (N. Cheyenne/Dutch) and her husband Fabian Fontenelle (Zuni/Omaha) have recorded five sensational Native American contemporary albums and have emerged as some of New Mexico’s finest Native performers. Morningsong has received three Native American Music Awards, including Native American “Record of the Year” in 2011. With an alto voice that pulls from the depths of her cowboy boots and songs with lyrics that cut to the heart, Morningsong will appeal to those who enjoy the music of Buffy Sainte-Marie and Bonnie Raitt. Morningsong has played guitar since she was a youngster, when she also learned to play the classical flute. Since then she’s mastered the Native flute, on which she performs skillful, heartfelt instrumentals on some of her compositions.
Shelley's husband and musical partner Fabian Fontenelle (Zuni/Omaha) adds a breathtaking and beautiful element to their performance with his traditional Northern Plains style dancing, storytelling and drumming. Fabian is an original member of the American Indian Dance Theater. Both Shelley and Fabian are recent touring members of the famous Robert Mirabal's Musical “Music from a Painted Cave” feature on PBS Special Performances.
Shelley also writes theme songs for organizations that she believes in. She has written the theme song for Futures for Children, a very worthy organization that diligently supports Native children to finish high school and get into college. She also wrote the theme song for Electro-Magnetic Health, a group of scientists who are working hard to bring awareness concerning the effects of micro magnetic waves on the earth, humans and nature.
Shelley and Fabian have been featured in several magazines such as Cowboys & Indians, Native Peoples and New Mexico Magazine. They tour nationally and internationally with the full band featured on her album Full Circle, which was skillfully engineered and produced by Grammy Award winner Larry Mitchell. Mitchell contributes a strong rock sensibility with his electric and acoustic guitars. Morningsong had just released her latest album "Love Medicine" in 2015. This newest album is recorded and produced by Shelley and Fabian producer and good friend Shane McConnell of Rock Shack Music out of New York.
- Big Thunder Dancers
- Cachini Dancers
- Cellicion Traditional Dancers
- Fontenelle Family Dancers
- Haak’u Buffalo Dancers
- Hopi/Tewa Sinom Dancers
- Laguna Corn Dancers
- Red Turtle Dancers
- Seasonal Dance Group
- Southern Slam Dancers
- Tewa Dancers from the North
- White Eagle Dancers
- White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers
- Zuni Olla Maidens