Fairbanks Concert Association

Martha Redbone Roots Project – 10.10.15 – 7:30

Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. – Hering Auditorium

According to Time Out New York , Martha Redbone is a, “charismatic indie-soul diva.” An Independent Music Award-winning musician of Cherokee, Choctaw, Shawnee and African-American descent, Martha Redbone burst onto the scene at the 2002 Native American Music Awards. She has established a solid history of performing, educating, and mentoring across Native North America. She leads and tours with Martha Redbone Roots Project, a band ranging from trio to septet.

“In a brilliant collision of cultures, the powerful blues and soul singer Martha Redbone has recorded an album called The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake…In it, the mystical, humanistic words of the eighteenth-century English poet are fused with the melodies, drones, and rhythms of the Appalachian string-band music that Redbone absorbed as a child from her grandparents, in Black Mountain, Kentucky.”    – The New Yorker

Warm, woodsy melodies take flight through the fusion of largely prewar string-band instrumentation and her heart-worn mountain holler, as Sister Martha tells tales of eternal humanitarian values distilled in the Southland since before America was founded.

We saw Martha Redbone perform at a juried showcase at the Arts Northwest conference, in the company of presenters from all across Alaska. From the first measure we were riveted. All of us. They have a beat that hooks you right away and we all agreed that we had to bring them to Alaska.   -FCA

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May 2, 2015