Jul 15, 2005 — Howard Lyons is a three-time NAMMY (Native American Music Awards) nominee and has won several awards as a singer, songwriter and composer. His style is described as "like Paul Simon, with an upbeat lively guitar and crystal-clear vocals." He will perform a benefit concert for Make a Wish Foundation at the annual Red Neck Games in Malone Saturday. Lyons grew up in Syracuse listening to Buck Owens, The Beatles and Bob Dylan. He now lives on a farm in Vermont. Howard Lyons has produced two albums and is working on a third. He told Todd Moe that his music has deep roots in the Iroquois and Mohawk culture.