November 4 – Martha Redbone

7:30p at the Roxbury Arts Center
5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury NY
Tickets: Student & Senior: $23 / General: $25 / Gate: $30
Youth: ages 9 & under are free. Please call 607.326.7908 to reserve Youth Tickets

“An organic, gorgeous feast for ears and mind.” DUSTY WRIGHT, HUFFINGTON POST

Martha Redbone is a Native & African-American vocalist/songwriter/composer/educator. She is known for her unique gumbo of folk, blues and gospel from her childhood in Harlan County, Kentucky infused with the eclectic grit of pre-gentrified Brooklyn. Inheriting the powerful vocal range of her gospel-singing African American father and the resilient spirit of her mother’s Cherokee/Shawnee/Choctaw culture, Redbone broadens the boundaries of American Roots music. With songs and storytelling that share her life experience as a Native and Black woman and mother in the new millennium, Redbone gives voice to issues of social justice, bridging traditions from past to present, connecting cultures, and celebrating the human spirit.

 

“This woman is a true original; the kind of artist who sets trends, as opposed to following them.” BILLBOARD MAGAZINE

Her album “The Garden of Love- Songs of William Blake”, produced by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder/Grammy Winner John McEuen is an unexpected twist– “a brilliant collision of cultures” The New Yorker – features Redbone’s magnificent voice, Blake’s immortal words and a masterful cornucopia of roots music (blues, gospel, bluegrass, soul and traditional Southeastern Woodlands). Featured on All Things Considered the album released on her own imprint Blackfeet Productions rose to the Top Ten on Amazon Folk Charts for many weeks and has become the bedrock of her live shows bringing audiences to their feet with her fiery old time mountain gospel singing and foot-stomping energy.

 

“A delightful surprise…terrific album” ROBERT SIEGEL, ALL THINGS CONSIDERED

Over the years Martha has performed and recorded with many great artists including; Bonnie Raitt, George Clinton, Judy Collins, Joan Osborne, Steven Van Zandt, Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Nona Hendryx, Lisa Fischer, Steve Martin, David Amram, Tony Trischka, John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Carter Cash, Ben Sollee and Tom Chapin amongst many others.

For Martha’s full (amazing) bio click here: Martha Redbone Bio

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Tickets: $23 Student/Senior; $25 General; $30 Gate

Tickets for children 9 & under are free. Please call 607.326.7908 to reserve a Youth Ticket.

 

General Ticket – $25

 

Student/Senior Ticket – $23