Nahko, an Oregon-native born a mix of Puerto Rican, Native American, and Filipino bloodlines considers himself a citizen in service to the planet. Disillusioned by the world around him and inspired by vagabond Americana musicians and storytellers like Conner Oberst and Bob Dylan, Nahko left home as a teenager in search of adventure and self discovery. Armed with stories, a guitar, and a fierce set of ideals, he set out to bridge the cultural gaps dividing his own psyche.
Along the way he has expanded his circle of likeminded artists, giving birth to Nahko and Medicine For The People, whose mission is to be the motivation and inspiration to make changes, take action and spread awareness. The new single for San Quentin is as direct, honest, and thought provoking as everything fans have come to expect from Nahko and Medicine For The People.
Their ever-growing fanbase has heeded their call, rewarding the band with a loyal following that saw their last record, Dark As Night, reach No. 4 on Billboards Top Alternative New Album, No. 6 on the Heatseekers album chart, No. 36 on the Top Independent Album chart, and No. 7 in Australia on Triple Js Top 10 Roots Albums of 2013. Tours with such acts as Michael Franti, Xavier Rudd, SOJA, and Trevor Hall, and on festivals including Outside Lands, Electric Forest, Wanderlust, and Bumbershoot keep spreading the message.