Paul LaRoche is the founder and producer of the award-winning Native American music group Brulé. The group is best known for thrilling audiences with a merging of cultural rock and theatrical instrumentations. Now in their 20th season, their national performances carry the same contagious excitement as Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Celtic Thunder, and Riverdance—but with the emotional impact of the American Indian culture.
The group is one of the top-selling Native American adult/rock music groups and has chalked up impressive CD sales (over 1 million worldwide). Brulé has released 21 titles in 20 years and has been named “Group of the Year” five times by the prestigious Native American Music Awards, earning seven NAMMYs since Their annual performance schedule takes them extensively throughout the U.S., touring the casino, performing arts theatre, arena, corporate and festival circuits.
Brulé has pushed the boundaries of contemporary Native American rhythms and classic rock in their genre blending selections. Their electrifying show consists of a 5-piece rock ensemble augmented with an array of traditional Native American instrumentation. Paired with the stunning steps of one of the top Native American dance troupes, their authenticity brings a multi-dimensional art form to this cultural rock opera. The musical journey of Brulé’s founder, Paul LaRoche, adds an affecting story to audiences that has been well documented in the best-selling biography “Hidden Heritage”.
Brulé is seen regularly on national PBS affiliates across the country. Their history-making concert, “Brulé,
Live at Mount Rushmore—Concert for Reconciliation of the Cultures”, has become the longest running Native American concert special on national TV. Brulé produced over 70 episodes of the TV Program
“Hidden Heritage” for cable TV. RFD-TV is a cable TV network that broadcasts to over 40 million homes
across the United States and international markets. The show “Hidden Heritage” presents positive stories from across Native America. Brulé is pioneering a new trend in the music industry: the epic Native American Rock Theatre.