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ITCN Recognition Ceremony/Reception

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Recognition Ceremony/Reception

Tues., Nov. 5, 2013: 6 – 10 p.m.

The Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc. will host its 48th Annual Convention November 4-7, 2013 at the Circus Circus Hotel & Casino in Reno, NV.

ITCN will hold a special Recognition Ceremony/Reception on Tues. Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. Gerald Temoke, President of ITCN’s Executive Board, will honor various ITCN programs and staff as an acknowledgement of the hard work, dedication and services provided to the tribal communities throughout the state.

The entertainment for the evening will be Native American Music “Best Blues” Award winners and Ultimate Blues-Father-and-Son-Duo, Twice As Good (Paul and Rich Steward), who will perform high energy Blues, Soul, and Rock & Roll music. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

There is no cost for this event, but space is limited. Please join us in celebrating ITCN and its accomplishments. Event sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Deserea Quintana at (775) 355-0600, or by email at

Twice As Good is the professional name of the music duo formed by Paul Anthony Steward (Son, born 1984) and Richard James Steward (Father, born 1951) from Clearlake Oaks, CA; Pomo Indians of the Elem Indian Colony. Richard had grown up around music all his life, having learned to play guitar and sing Country music from his mom. He mostly admired Blues & Soul. When Paul was a young teenager at 14, Richard taught Paul to play guitar, encouraging him to be a Lead Guitarist. Paul, inspired by B.B. King began imitating the electric blues guitar he heard on the radio and CD’s, also practicing his vocals. In May 2003 they debuted as “Twice As Good, 2XG” in Santa Rosa, CA. Since then they have been all over the USA, released 6 albums, gained a West Coast Blues Award, a Native American Music Award, an Indian Summer Music Award, a great write-up in the San Francisco Chronicle and also a great review in Living Blues Magazine. They have shared the stage with many legends and famous artists such as Robert Randolph, Taj Mahal, and the actor Wes Studi, and continue to garner success and praise with Paul leading the band through flashy show tunes with soulful vocals, screaming guitar, and unbelievable stage presence.

The name “Twice As Good” isn’t a claim of status. To Paul & Rich it is a dedication to hard work and quality of craft. About believing in one’s self, not being shy, and having the courage to try something as hard as becoming a successful professional musician. They were once told, “You can’t make it in the music business, you got to be twice as good”. So they replied, “Well all right then. We will be, Twice As Good”.