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First appearance at the Great Hudson River Revival - Clearwater Festival. Details to follow.
We're so excited to be starting out West Coast adventures in downtown Los Angeles.
With Aaron Whitby keys, melodica; Alan Burroughs guitar, vocals; Teddy Kumpel guitar, banjo, vocals; George Rush upright bass, vocals and special guest LA's own Debra Dobkin on percussion and vocals.
Our first visit to the Bay Area for the Root Project.
With Aaron Whitby keys, melodica; Alan Burroughs guitar, vocals; Teddy Kumpel guitar, banjo, loops, vocals and George Rush upright bass, vocals..
We're very pleased to be performing at the Vancouver Island Music Fest in what looks lie ea gorgeous location just off the coast of British Columbia.
It's New York City in the summertime so it's it's free music in the open air!
We're very proud to be part of this Live Sounds series of world music at the World Financial Center Plaza on the Hudson River. Straight after work at 5.30 and on the banks of the Hudson River.
We're so happy to be back in Chicago the home of our guitarist Alan AB Burroughs. The City Winery is a wonderful venue and we're hoping to have some special guests join Alan, Aaron and I.
Minneapolis is one of the cities that is almost a second home to me, some of my closest friends live here and we're delighted to be playing at the Cedar Cultural Center.
We're totally honored to be performing at the Damrosch Park Bandshell for the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival. We're playing alongside Hurray for the Riff Raff and Trixie Whitely.
With Aaron Whitby -MD, keys, melodica; Alan AB Burroughs, guitar, vocals; Teddy Kumpel, guitar, banjo, vocals; George Rush, upright bass, vocals,; Craig Judelman, violin, vocals; Butter, drums, vocals.
Ecstatic to be back at the fantabulous NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FEST! We'll be playing two shows on the first Sunday, one all acoustic, one fuller and you can find med at some panel discussions ties tba.
At NO Jazz 2005, photo by Dave Pollack
Very excited to be playing a show with "The Garden of Love - Songs of William Blake" JOHN MCEUEN. It was an amazing experience recording with John and his uber talented buddies down in Nashville and we're going to have a blast playing together at the wonderful Eighth Step. John will be playing a solo set and then I'll be playing and we'll both sit in with each other a lot.
With Aaron Whitby, piano, melodica, autoharp; Alan ‘AB’ Burroughs, guitar, vocals; George Rush, upright bass, vocals.
Little Essentials is a charitableorganization in Fort Greene, Brooklyn that helps keep families together by providing free baby and toddler (to age 4) clothing, gear, toys and other essential items to Brooklyn children living in poverty.
Delighted and honored to be celebrating the re-election of President Barack Obama at the NMAI's Inauguration Ball, The museum is on the Mall facing the Congress and we're going to be in the midst of the festivities! Oh happy day!
globalFEST is a creatively curated bright spot for music lovers in the dark days of early January. It’s the premier gateway event for artists from around the world in various stages of their careers. It’s also a party, turning winter doldrums into a multi-continent romp on three-stages, at one of downtown New York’s hippest venues. For the ninth year, this leading showcase for international music maintains its position at the cutting edge of cultural exchange in the U.S., providing dozens of musician’s access to the national stage. The event takes place on three stages at Webster Hall, one of NYC’s most historic nightclubs. With one ticket, festival-goers can see twelve acts in one night, representing diverse global styles.
globalFEST is part of and timed to coincide with the annual Association for Performing Arts Presenters conference (APAP), the most important booking event in North America, when thousands of concert presenters from throughout North America and abroad are in New York seeking new talent to program their upcoming seasons. The festival directors are Bill Bragin of Acidophilus: Live & Active Cultures, Isabel Soffer of Live Sounds and Shanta Thake of Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater.
William Blake, whose poems we set to music, was born 255 years ago this week and we're having a show at our favorite hometown venue to celebrate his incredible prescient genius.
Excited to do our first stripped down Roots Project appearance in NJ.
Guest with master percussionist Mino Cinelu
French-Caribbean composer and multi-instrumentalist, Mino Cinelu has collaborated with numerous artists from Miles Davis to Sting. Mino comes to FIAF with singer Martha Redbone to share his passion for music and tell his own story through a unique blend of jazz, blues, Afro-pop, folk, and rock.
Honored to be performing a stripped down Roots Project show at the Walkabout founded by Pete Seeger in 1989.
From 6:45 to 7:15pm, the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus conducts an informal "teachabout"/singalong as the audience gathers, gets refreshments and their seats. The concert begins at 7:30pm and consists of two sets 50-60 minutes each with an intermission of approximately 15 minutes.
Honored and delighted to be returning to perform for the people of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. We will be doing a similar set to our one at the Smithsonian Institute: National Museum of the American Indian for the opening of the "Up Where We Belong" exhibit with some covers of legendary Native American musicians like Jimi Hendrix. Peter La Farge and Redbone alongside our Native soul originals.
the Martha Redbone Big Band is; Martha Redbone, vocals; Aaron Whitby keys, MD; Alan 'AB' Burroughs gtr, bvs; Fred Cash bass; Kevin Johnson drums; Teddy Kumpel gtr; John Deley keys; Eddie Allen trumpet, horn arr; Keith Loftis sax,flute; Nick Lane trombone: Debra Dobkin perc, bvs; Keith Fluitt and LaJuan Carter bvs.
Celebrating its second season, Live@365 presents Emeline Michel from Haiti, Martha Redbone from NYC, and Vlada Tomova from Bulgaria—three artists who are crossing boundaries of traditional and contemporary music. Vlada Tomova, a "vocal sorceress," creates haunting, otherworldly sounds with influences from Bulgaria and the Balkans, the Middle East, India, and Sephardic Spain, recalling Bulgaria's cultural origins shaped by ancient migrations. Internationally renowned singer, songwriter, producer, and dancer Emeline Michel, the "Joni Mitchell of Haiti," merges Haitian compas and rara with jazz, pop, bossa nova, and samba. Martha Redbone, of Shawnee, Choctaw, and African American descent, performs music that flows equally from Native American elements, soul, R&B, funk, and her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues.
A full day of New York based artists representing at the wonderful Ile de France Festival. The incredible Aurelio Martinez and Garifuna Soul whom I sang with in Dakar, Senegal at Youssou N'Dour's house is on the bill as well as Golem and Lucia Pulido among others.
We will be;
Martha Redbone w/Teddy Kumpel (guitar, banjo, vocals), Ann Klein (guitar, mandolin, vocals), George Rush (upright bass, vocals) and Aaron Whitby (MD, keys)
VERY excited to be heading home to Kentucky to perform at Michael Johnathan's WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour.
WoodSongs is a multi-media event that tapes in Lexington, KY hosted by folksinger Michael Johnathon. The show is broadcast on almost 500 radio stations, live webcast, on-line streaming, video/audio podcast, public TV stations across the country airing in 90
million households, and now being broadcast on American Forces Radio Network.
Delighted that the Gil Scot Heron celebration that took place at Symphony Space in January is reconvening in Damrosch Park this summer as part of tthe Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival.
Thanks to Bill Bragin and his staff for an amazing line-up over the course of the festival.
29th Annual Roots of American Music Festival
Pardon Our Analysis:
An All-Star Gathering for Gil Scott-Heron
Performed by Black Rock Coalition Orchestra & Guests
LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, artistic director
Aaron Whitby, music director
Featuring Brian Jackson, Sapphire, Martha Redbone, Abiodun Oyewole, Sandra St. Victor, Carl Hancock Rux,
A. Van Jordan, Gordon Voidwell, Hanifah Walidah, Willie Perdomo and surprise guests
The band includes; Aaron Whitby, keys; Booker King, bass; La FraeSci, drums; Ben Tyree, guitar; V. Jeffrey Smith, sax, flute and guitar; Dave 'Smoota' Smith, trombone, casio.
A late afternoon concert with the 11-piece funk band out in front of the NMAI in the heart of Wall St at Bowling Green. We're kicking off the NYC opening of the great and important exhibition "Up Where We Belong - Native Americans in Popular Culture".
Martha Redbone with Aaron Whitby (MD, keys), Alan 'AB' Burroughs (guitar,vocals), Abdul Zuhri (guitar, vocals), Fred Cash (bass), Kevin Johnson (drums), Eddie Allen (trumpet), Keith Loftis (saxophones), Darius Simpson (trombone), Keith Fluitt and Mary Wormwoth (vocals)
With Bill Miller at 4pm
The Roots Project is playing a free concert in the lovely Carl Schurz Park next to Gracie Mansion on the East River. Our 3rd appearance by the river!
Martha Redbone with Teddy Kumpel (guitar, banjo, vocals), Ann Klein (guitar, mandolin, vocals), George Rush (upright bass, vocals), Robert DiPietro (percussion, vocals), Aaron Whitby (MD, keys)
Raindate on the 12th.
Joining guitarist virtuoso Sean Harkness in his monthly musical talk show DUOS. Also joining DUOS will be Ian Herman. A very special and intimate evening of music, we get to share stories of our musical journeys and play some great tunes together.
Doing a short set and Q+A for the kids at the excellent Willie Mae Rock Camp Summer Schools here in Brooklyn.
We're back at our favorite hometown venue and for the very first time since the refurbishment to play the music from my new album "The Garden of Love-Songs of William Blake". With the help of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's John McEuen we've recorded an album of Americana songs based on the magical poetry of William Blake. This is acoustic music, thus the Roots Project moniker, and I'm delighted that joining me on the 9th will be;
Teddy Kumpel, acoustic guitar, vocals; Ann Klein, acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals; George Rush, upright bass, vocals; Jon Mark Fletcher, banjo; Craig Judelman, violin, vocals; Mary Wormworth, vocals; Rob DiPietro, percussion, vocals; Aaron Whitby, keys and special guest Lonnie Harrington.
The first warm-up at 92Y was a great success and we're doing it again. Our first visit to the wonderful home for songwriter's the Rockwood Music Hall and it's the 100th day of the year...which must have some import!
I'll be singing a couple of songs as a guest with John McEuen and his sons as they do a show at this intimate new venue on the West Side on the eve of the release of their amazing new album "The McEuen Sessions".
John, with his partner David Hoffner in Nashville produced my new Roots Project album and we'll be performing at least one of the Blake songs from it. It's going to be a fun night!
To mark the 75th anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston's novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Greene Space will transform into a literary salon reminiscent of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. Hurston admirers are invited to congregate, swap remembrances of their experience with the book and hear excerpts from the novel read by award-winning writer and poet Carl Hancock Rux, as well as musical interludes with Toshi Reagon, Martha Redbone, Nona Hendryx, Marcelle Lashley and Kimberly Nichole.
This is the official warm-up, the first time we’ll have played these songs live with some friends and we’re filming! So please dress up, dress down, bring friends and family, even your neighbors and make lots of noise!
I’ll be joined by the awesome Ann Klein on guitar, mandolin and vocals, the hardest working man in show business Keith Fluitt on vocals, the excellent Chris Nolte on bass, the multi-faceted Jon Mark Fletcher on banjo and my old mate who wrote these songs with me Aaron Whitby on piano.
If we’re lucky Jonathan Spottiswoode will stop by and reprise his Victorian Londoner role from the recording before he runs to his 11pm show at the Living Room and we hope that Lonnie Harrington will be with us to recreate the Seminole chant we recorded for the song “A Dream”..
NOW ADDED a wonderrful opening act THE DUSTBUSTERS.
An amazing night celebrating the music of Gil Scot-Heron and Brian Jackson with a huge cast of incredible people...Nona Hendryx, Vernon Reid, Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poet, Felipe Luciano, Roger Guenveur Smith and Carl Hancock-Rux to name just a few. I'm singing "Winter In America' with the beloved Sandra St Victor and "Lady Day" with the legendary Brian Jackson himself.