Native and African American vocalist/songwriter/composer/educator
Martha Redbone is celebrated 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, New York. 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. Redbone is joined by Aaron Whitby on piano, Charlie Burnham on violin and Fred Cash on bass.
Directly following the performance, join Martha Redbone and Maine artist Samuel James in an intimate conversation about the intersection of music, storytelling and identity.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2024 – 7PM
FIRST PARISH CHURCH, PORTLAND
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Wheelchair accessible. Listening Devices available, ASL available upon request. Read more about accessibility at First Parish Church.