Martha Redbone Roots Project
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 7:30 p.m. ET
Native and African-American vocalist/songwriter/composer/educator, Martha Redbone, 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 telling stories from her Kentucky childhood through urban adventures in New York and beyond.