Voices Café Welcomes Martha Redbone & Friends!
Unitarian Church in Westport- 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport
Martha Redbone- vocals, percussion
Aaron Whitby- keys, autoharp, melodica, bulbul terang
Teddy Kumpel- guitars, banjo, mandolin
Alan Burroughs- guitars
George Rush- upright bass
Martha Redbone, part Cherokee, Choctaw, and African-American, born in NYC, raised in Brooklyn and Appalachia will be performing songs from her beloved new album “The Garden of Love - Songs of William Blake”.
TIM JOHNSON, Associate Director for Museum Programs, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian described Martha’s music;
“Martha Redbone’s journey back to the source of American music — and to her own heritage — has conjured up an artistic triumph. The “Garden Of Love” poignantly reveals a musician at the top of her game, vocally, intellectually, and spiritually. One not only hears the voice of the Bard, in this case William Blake’s legendary prose arranged and phrased brilliantly, but also the very origins of American music arising from the blend of American Indian, African American, and English folk music traditions. It’s the dawn of a new day for this fascinating artist, and we’re all the beneficiaries of her confident, and yet sensitive, quest.”
Experience Martha’s warm, woodsy melodies take flight through the fusion of largely prewar string-band instrumentation and her heart-worn mountain holler. She tells William Blake’s tales of eternal humanitarian values through music distilled in the Southland since before America was founded.
“Poised to be Americana's next superstar”
“This woman is a true original; the kind of artist who sets trends, as opposed to following them.”
“A delightful surprise...terrific album”
ROBERT SIEGEL, NPR-ALL THINGS CONSIDERED
“An organic gorgeous feast for ears and minds.”
DUSTY WRIGHT, HUFFINGTON POST
“5 STAR review! You can’t ask much more than to have your music served up raw, rootsy and full of such emotional depth.”
JOE ROSS, ROOTS MUSIC REPORT
"Martha Redbone is a charismatic indie-soul diva whose sound is a just-right mix of retro and modern."
Time Out New York
John Schaefer, WNYC, New Sounds