Martha Redbone Roots Project (NY/KY)
Martha Redbone’s music flows equally from her own unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements with funk, and her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues, and flavoured by the matriarchy that raised her in Virginia, Harlan County, Kentucky and on Brooklyn’s mean streets. Having established a solid reputation as a sought-after collaborator in London and New York, Martha Redbone joined forces with Grammy-winning Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McEuen to record Garden of Love. It is Martha communing with her heritage, her ancestors, and her muse. Her music resonates with the influence of Americana, Redbone’s South-Eastern raising, and echoes with elements of folk, country gospel, stomp chants, and the high lonesome of a front porch Sunday pickin’. Sublime.