“Martha Redbone is a charismatic indie-soul diva whose sound is the just-right mix of retro and modern.” Time Out New York
Martha Redbone defies categorization. Perhaps this is part of her undeniable charm. With a sensitive, rich and versatile voice that easily moves between genres she is forging a new path in the world of Americana, representing both her Native American (Cherokee, Shawnee and Choctaw) heritage on her mother’s side and the African-American roots from her father. Equally influenced by Tanya Tucker and the Jackson Five as a child in Kentucky, her music took on a life of its own culminating in her latest album, Garden of Love which features roots versions of William Blake’s poetry. Sit back and enjoy an evening of one-of-a-kind original tunes, blues, roots, gospel and soul with a distinct Native American influence.
Martha Redbone is an American blues and soul singer of part Cherokee, Choctaw, European and African-American descent. She has won awards for her contemporary Native American music. Her music is a mix of rhythm and blues, and soul music influences, fused with elements of traditional Native American music
Redbone became a musician and singer, exploring soul with Native American undertones. In early 2007, Redbone’s Skintalk won The 6th Annual Independent Music Awards for Best R&B Album.
Her 2012 work, The Garden of Love – Songs of William Blake, sets Blake’s poetry to music that draws from rural influences of Appalachia: English folk, African American, and Native American traditions. She toured nationally in 2013 with what she called The Martha Redbone Roots Project. The New York Times said her voice holds “both the taut determination of mountain music and the bite of American Indian singing.”
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