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From 2000 to today

Redbone still present

Pat Vegas has continued to write music over the years. Some tunes had been recorded since 1980, with Lolly of course, but also with Tony bellamy for some songs. Finally in 2005 Pat puts this work out on a new CD called One World. It was released in 2005 by a small independent record company. It was reedited in 2009 and retitled as Peace Pipe. At the same period Pat Vegas recreates the band with new musicians. They tour mainly in the west of the United States since.

Redbone was inducted into the Native American Music Association Hall of Fame in 2008, as well as the New York Smithsonian in 2013.

Redbone at the Smithsonian

They were also honored with vein painted on the largest mural in the US in Fresno CA. On August 30, 2014 Pat Vegas was honored with the Lifetime Achievement "Legend" Award from the "West Coast American Indian Music Awards."

On December 25, 2009, Tony Bellamy died from liver failure at a hospital in his hometown of Las Vegas, and less than three months later, Lolly Vegas succumbed to lung cancer at his family home in Reseda, California on March 4, 2010.

Tony Bellamy and Pat Vegas
at the Native American Music Awards in 2008

So all hope to see the original band play together again was lost forever. But Redbone's music continues to fill our hearts and minds and Pat continues to work with his new band. Peacepipe shows that the spirit and soul is still there and that we can hope he and his new musicians will continue to offer us great music and new songs.

In 2014, "Come And Get Your Love" experienced a resurgence in popularity when it was featured in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy, as one of the songs on a mixtape made for the protagonist, Peter Quill. It was also included on the film's soundtrack album, which reached the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

Redbone's still alive in 2014 and continues to give superb shows.

Today's band is :

Pat Vegas - bass, vocals
Fernando Verdialez - guitar, vocals
Vini Mars - guitar, vocals
Carlos Perez - guitar, vocals
Lee Wilson - drums, vocals

Redbone playing Come And Get Your Love, May 25, 2014, Pomona, California, with lots of guest musicians (Pat is on the left)


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