Martha Redbone Roots Project – A New York State Presenters Grant Project!
The Earlville Awesome House joins Colgate’s Native American Arts and Culture Festival in presenting the Martha Redbone Roots Project, who will play the slots of 11:30 am and 2:15 pm in the festival line up on Saturday, October 18. The festival concert introduces the artists to the community in anticipation of a follow up concert at the Earlville Opera House on June 13, 2015. Folks who attend the October 18 concert will receive a discount coupon for next year’s concert at the Earlville Opera House.
Miss Redbone’s music flows equally from her own unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements mixed with both funk and her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues. Her music is flavored by the matriarchy that raised her on a rich sojourn from Clinch Mountain, Virginia to Harlan County, Kentucky and beyond to Brooklyn’s Dodge City-esque mean streets.
The Roots Project trio also includes Aaron Whitby, piano and Alan Burroughs, guitar and vocals. NPR reviewed Martha Redbone’s CD “The Garden of Love – Songs of William Blake.” “Martha Redbone’s music chronicles the crossroads of the American experience. Born in Kentucky and of Cherokee, Choctaw and African-American descent, Redbone combines folk, Appalachian, soul and Native tradition in…poetry by William Blake – a startling idea, perhaps, but one that brims with potency and freshness.”
Allmusic.com’s Jonathn Widran added; “A truly hypnotic and eloquent roots Americana exploration. The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake beautifully and unexpectedly matches two powerful voices; two centuries, continents, and cultures apart. The mastermind is Martha Redbone, an Independent Music Award winner renowned for blending Native American vibes from her Cherokee and Choctaw background with R&B grooves, blues and dashes of Appalachian folk.”
This performance is a co-presentation with Colgate University’s Native American Arts and Culture Festival.
Colgate University’s NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL will take place on Saturday, October 18th from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm in the Sanford Field House. It celebrates American Indian art, music, and dance from North, Central and South America. The festival features live performances, including interactive Iroquois social dances; traditional flute music; Ecuadoran Music and Dance; and the Martha Redbone Roots Project (Choctaw/Cherokee) playing native-infused blues. Artist demonstrations include pottery, stone sculpture, lacrosse stick making, antler carving, and Maya weaving. An all-day craft market includes vendors selling handmade jewelry, pottery, baskets, leatherwork, dolls, musical instruments, and more. Admission is free. For more information about the festival, please contact Carol Ann Lorenz. Colgate University: firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-228-7184.
Martha Redbone Roots Project is funded in part with an award received by EOH from The New York State Presenters Network Presenter-Artist Partnership Project made possible through a regrant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
More about Martha Redbone Roots Project
You Tubes of Martha Redbone Roots Project
Martha Redbone Roots Project – On Anothers Sorrow
Martha Redbone @WoodSongs-Hear the Voice of the Bard
Martha Redbone Roots Project – How Sweet I Roamed
Martha Redbone Roots Project – The Garden of Love
Here’s more information about the Earlville Opera House .