(Marcus Hummon) Mark Luna, Andrea Zonn, Michelle Prentice, Marcus Hummon - Cardsleeve, 10 Tracks.
Warrior is a musical drama that explores the life and times of Jim Thorpe, the great native American Olympic Champion and football immortal. Born in the Indian territories before the massacre at Wounded Knee, Thorpe's life spans the tragedy of America's inability to come to grips with the inclusion of its native population. This is the story of an America that is gone; of the last of a generation of Native Americans born beyond the emasculation of the full-blown reservation system. Jim Thorpe rose to national prominence as the embodiment of the "Warrior spirit."
With this cultural panorama as its backdrop, the musical "Warrior" is primarily about one man's struggle to make his way. It is the story of Thorpe's rise from poverty, the institutional racism of the Carlisle Indian School, his emergence as an athlete with transcendent abilities, his Olympic triumph and then national shame, his lead role in the creation of professional football, and his ultimate descent into relative anonymity, poverty, alcoholism and heart-break. Through this alternating ancient and modern lens, Thorpe is presented as a true American hero, overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds to take his place in American history.
- My America Is Gone (Mark Luna)
- Nowhere To Go (Michelle Prentice, Mark Luna, Milton Bagby)
- Forty-nine to Nothin' (Marcus Hummon, chorus)
- Easy to Fall, Hard to Rise (Mark Luna)
- What's Not To Love About Big Jim (Andrea Zonn)
- Iva's Lament/Child in Winter (Michelle Prentice, Mark Luna, Andrea Zonn)
- Hit or Miss a Curve (Marcus Hummon, Andrea Zonn, Michelle Prentice)
- I'm Leaving Your Town (Mark Luna)
- How A Man Ought To Die (Marcus Hummon, Mark Luna)
- American Lullabye (Marcus Hummon)