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.
Pre-purchase tickets online or drop by Grassroots Guitar. Tickets may be available for purchase at the door.
Fairbanks Concert Association
P.O. Box 80547
Fairbanks, AK 99708
Ticket prices: http://fairbanksconcert.org/tickets/