February 26, 2012

Fireside with Kelly Montijo Fink

Kelly Montijo (pronounced Mont –ee –ho) Fink, singer /“song catcher” (Mexican, Apache, & Spanish) was born in California but now resides in the Midwest.  She has been singing for as long as she can remember & has performed everything from musical theater, pop, Italian opera, and madrigal arrangements, to mariachi music & Native drum songs.
Kelly considers herself a “song catcher” rather than a song writer.  She rarely sits down to write a song, but rather observes, hears, and sees truth & then allows the words and melodies flow from there.  Many of her songs are birthed from prayer, dreams, visions, and personal revelations.

In 2010 Kelly released her second CD titled “Songs of War and Victory – overcoming the battles we face” where she tackles such themes as identity, complacency, restoration, healing, & overcoming adverse circumstance.  She collaborated with other like-minded artists on this project such as Jan Michael Looking Wolf, Sean Murphy (formerly of “Fighter”), Pete Raine (The 100’s), Doug Johnson (formerly of “Leven” & “Tragedy Verses”), the Zach & Sarah band, as well as others, demonstrating that we can not win life’s battles alone.

In 2011, Kelly (along with 20 other native ladies) were awarded the Native American Music Award for “Best Compilation CD” for their work on “The Color of Hope”, an album Kelly c0-produced and contributed to musically.

Kelly’s heart is to see & help people walk in freedom in every aspect of their lives. 

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