Announcing the Venues: BLM’s Artist in Residence to Tour Six Different States, Hold Workshops, Perform Original Student-Written Compositions

Navajo Nation Trumpeter Delbert Anderson Combines Spinning Songs with jazz, funk and hip-hop

Washington, D.C. - The Bureau of Land Management’s Artist in Residence program has announced the venues where Native American jazz trumpeter Delbert Anderson and his ensemble D’DAT will teach in music workshops and then perform in concert to celebrate America’s public lands.

As part of the Painted Mountains Tour, Anderson and D’DAT will visit six National Conservation Area or Monument sites, interact with local Indigenous people, examine each site’s geography and connection to Native American culture, and then hold workshops with local participants to write new compositions based on that research.

Anderson is a faculty member at San Juan College in Farmington, NM, and bases his music on traditional spinning songs from Native Americans. The resulting sound is rhythmic, multi-tonal, and rich in texture.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 11:00 a.m.
Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum
27501 CO-184
Dolores, Colorado

Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum

Workshop 2:
Friday, June 17, 2022, 10 a.m.
Edge of the Cedars Museum
660 W 400 N
Blanding, Utah

Saturday, June 18, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
San Juan High School Auditorium
311 North Bronco Blvd
Blanding, UT

Workshop 3:

June 23, 2022, 11:00 a.m.
BLM Boise District Office
3948 Development Ave.
Boise, ID

Concert 3:
June 24, 2022, 7:00 p.m. 
Kuna Performing Arts Center
637 E Deer Flat Rd
Kuna, ID

Workshop 4:
June 27, 2022, 11 a.m.
PGE Pelton Park Campground
3300 NE Pelton Dam Rd.
Madras, Oregon

June 28, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
PGE Pelton Park Campground 

Workshop 5:
July 2, 2022, 11:00 a.m.
King Range National Conservation Area
768 Shelter Cove Road
Whitethorn, CA

July 4, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
Mal Coombs Park
1176 Lower Pacific Dr
Whitethorn, CA

Workshop 6:

July 8, 2022, 11:00 a.m.
Dripping Springs Natural Area La Cueva Group Site
15000 Dripping Springs Rd.
Las Cruces, NM

Concert 6:

July 9, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Centennial High School
1950 Sonoma Ranch Blvd
Las Cruces, NM

The tour and residency closely align with Interior’s priority to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with sovereign Tribal Nations. For additional information, visit BLM.govInstagramTwitterFacebook and Medium.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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