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Santa Barbara Debut

Martha Redbone Roots Project

(2018/2019 Performing Arts)

Tue, Jan 29
8:00 PM
Available on the Roots series

“Martha Redbone’s voice held both the taut determination of mountain music and the bite of American Indian singing.” The New York Times

Charismatic songstress Martha Redbone is one of the most vital voices in American roots music. Embodying her gospel-singing father’s voice and her Cherokee/Choctaw mother’s culture, Redbone’s magnificent vocals blend with her band of some of NYC’s finest blues and jazz musicians for “a brilliant collision of cultures” (The New Yorker). The folk and country sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian Mountains and the eclectic grit of her teen years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn come together in a masterful mix of folk, country, Piedmont blues, gospel, bluegrass, soul and traditional American Indian music.

Related Thematic Learning Initiative Event
Talking Circle with Martha Redbone

Wed, Jan 30 / 6 PM
American Indian Cultural Resource Center
UCSB Student Resource Building, Room 1219
Free and open to the public

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Presented in association with UCSB American Indian Student Services and the UCSB American Indian Student Association, who acknowledge the Chumash people as the traditional custodians of the land on which this event takes place.

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