Martha Redbone Roots Project

Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 PM
Frostburg Palace Theatre | 31 E. Main St., Frostburg

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Martha Redbone

Martha Redbone    Photo credit/Will Maupin

“… a brilliant collision of cultures” (The New Yorker) 

 

A Musical Gumbo of Folk, Blues, Gospel and Southeastern Woodlands

Native and African American vocalist and composer Martha Redbone is known for her unique gumbo of folk, blues and gospel. Inheriting the powerful vocal range of her gospel-singing African American father and the resilient spirit of her mother’s Cherokee, Shawnee and Choctaw culture, she masterfully broadens the boundaries of American roots music.

The Roots Project showcases a range of folk, country, Piedmont blues, gospel, bluegrass, soul and Southeastern Woodlands, including selections from Redbone’s captivating album, The Garden of Love – Songs of William Blake. 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. 

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ARTS BEYOND THE STAGE

ARTS FOR ENRICHMENT

Martha Redbone
Workshop: Southeastern Intertribal Singing

Saturday, September 16 at 3 PM
FSU Upper Quad

Learn Cherokee and Choctaw Nations music traditions, including Cherokee language call-and-response singing and the incorporation of harmonies. Redbone will also share stories of her family's Kentucky homeland, including personal life experiences about the multicultural background of her Native and African American parents. The workshop will be presented virtually for those who are unable to attend in person.

Registration not required.

OFFSTAGE SERIES WITH WFWM

Conversation with the artists

Moderated by WFWM station director Chuck Dicken immediately after the performance
WFWM Public Radio

Learn more about Martha Redbone’s music and discover how her Native American and African American lineage influenced her development as an artist.

 

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ADULT $15
YOUTH
FSU STAFF
MILITARY
$13.50
FSU STUDENT FREE

General Admission Theatre-Style Seating


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This performance is presented in partnership with the Frostburg State University Appalachian Festival.

 

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The engagement of Martha Redbone is made possible in part through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and is supported in part by a grant from the Western Arts Alliance Advancing Indigenous Performance Touring Fund and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

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CES is supported in part by a grant from the  Maryland State Arts Council, and receives financial support from the Allegany Arts Council, and the City of Frostburg.

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