Performing across Central and Southern California, Blue Mountain Tribe has spanned a decade of excellence in Blues & Rock n Roll, constantly changing and improving. The only known Native American Father/Son Blues & Rock team, Robin and Caleb Hairston, the founders of Blue Mountain Tribe, have finally achieved the ultimate goal of a Band of Brothers where all members are of Indigenous American Blood. The immeasurable experience and talents of the current members spans longer than their prospective lifetimes and all are dedicated and truly “Honored” to represent not only their own Indigenous heritage but to “represent” all 500+ of our original Nations. This is what we mean when we say “All Our Relations”. Members and their Nations are:
- Caleb Hairston, Lead Guitar, Chiricahua Apache
- Robin Hairston, Harmonica player/ vocals, Chiricahua Apache
- Pat Mata, Drums, Northern Band Chumash-Yokuts
- Jeff “Cooper Hawk” Cooper, Bass, Cherokee
Blue Mountain Tribe hopes to honor “ALL OUR RELATIONS” across “ALL” the “AMERICAS”, as well as our indigenous brothers & sisters of the Pacific Islands. To bring Indigenous people everywhere together to share the joy of music, and to celebrate each other, and to inspire all people to celebrate life. To live their dreams. To treat each other like family, to do for the “Greater Good”….This is the Native Way.
With special emphasis on Native American Talent, Indigenous Youth and special emphasis on Native Youth with Disabilities, through Caleb Hairston on lead guitar, who has struggled with and overcome learning disabilities through music education and arts, proves that Native Youth, especially our Native Youth with Disabilities, are talented and vital individual who redefine themselves by their abilities. Caleb is the Executive Producer of their Debut album and composed all music. His father composed all lyrics. Honoring our Indigenous Veterans & all “Wounded Warriors” through Retired Sgt. Robin Hairston on Harmonica.
We humbly dedicate Blue Mountain Tribe to all those who have gone before us, those Nations that are but a memory in the wind, and all those who still suffer as POW’s in a land where all are “supposed” to be free. To “ALL OUR RELATIONS”!