South Thunderbird is Isaac Mandamin's spiritual name (Aboriginal name). Isaac was born and raised on the Whitedog Ojibway Reserve (Wabseemoong First Nation 100km North of Kenora, ON). He was blown away when he first heard Stevie Ray Vaughan’s music and that’s when he knew he wanted to play the Blues. Isaac was mainly influenced by lots of old and new artists of the blues including all the "Kings"; BB King, Albert King, Freddy King, as well as Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan and Colin James among many others.
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