Martha Redbone Roots Project - 7.30pmCorner of Idaho St. & College Ave Pullman WA 99163 US 800-325-SEAT (7328)
Thirlled to be back in the beautiful NW with a concert at WSU in Pullman.
Martha Redbone Roots Project - 7.30pmEdinboro Univerity of PA Campus Edinboro PA 16444
Following on from our week in Iowa we're very happy to be playing a quintet performance at Edinboro University of PA.
Martha Redbone Roots Project - 7pm and 9.30pm120 E. Burlington St Iowa CIty IA 52240 (319) 335–1160
Two shows presented by the cutting edge University of Iowa's Division of Performing Arts. These performances are the culmination of a week spent on campus doing workshops and jamming with the students and faculty and we're thrilled to be playing in Iowa for the first time.
Word, Rock & Sword : A Celebration of Women's Lives - 7pm158 Bleecker Street New York NY 10012 US (212)796-0741
A fantastic group of women artists gathered by the remarkable Toshi Reagon come together at Le Poisson Rouge to raise money for women's groups. Nona Hendryx, Joan as Policewoman, Kimberely Nicole, Imani Uzuri, Morley and many more will be performign and jamming.
Martha Redbone Roots Project - 3pmRiver Meadows County Park: 20416 Jordan Rd Arlington WA 98223 US
We're delighted to be performing for the Stillaguamish people and friends at their annual Festival and Pow Wow.
With Aaron Whitby (MD, keys); Alan 'AB' Burroughs (guitar), Teddy Kumpel (guitar, banjo), George Rush (Upright bass).
30th Annual Roots of American Music - Martha Redbone Roots Project - 1.30pmHearst Plaza NYC NY
We're totally honored to be performing at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival 30th Annual Roots of American Music show. 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.
Martha Redbone Roots Project - 8pm316 S. Main Ann Arbor MI 48104 (734) 761-1451
The Ark is a fantastic venue and we're delighted to be performing in Ann Arbor again. Last time we were here was at a University of Michigan Native American Society show. Again as a trio with Aaron Whitby on piano and melodica and Alan Burroughs on guitar and vocals.
Martha Redbone Roots Project - 7.30m416 Cedar Ave South Minneapolis MN 55454 US (612)338-2674
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'll be playing as a trio with Aaron Whitby on piano and melodica and Alan Burroughs on guitar and vocals.
Martha Redbone Roots Project - tbcMadison WI 53701 US
A great festival in Madison and we look forward to meeting Toni and Nina and Jef :-) We'll be playing as a trio with Aaron Whitby on piano and melodica and Alan Burroughs on guitar and vocals.
Martha Redbone Roots Project - 7pm1200 W Randolph St Chicago IL 60607 312.733.9463
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 us. With Aaron Whitby on piano and melodica and Alan Burroughs on guitar and vocals.
Martha Redbone Roots Project - 5.30pm220 Vesey Street NYC NY
It's New York City in the summertime so it's free music in the open air!
We're very proud to be part of this Arts Brookfield series of world music downtown by the Hudson River. curated by Live Sounds. Straight after work at 5.30.
Martha Redbone Roots Project - tbcVancouver BC V6K 4P4 CA 604-879-2931
Our second day at the fantabulous Vancouver Folk Fest and the last show of our West Coast trip. Back to Brooklyn!With Aaron Whitby keys, melodica; Alan Burroughs guitar, vocals; Teddy Kumpel guitar, banjo, vocals; George Rush upright bass, vocals.
Martha Redbone Roots Project - 6pmVancouver BC V6K 4P4 CA 604-879-2931
We're finishing up our west coast trip with two days at the fabulous Vancouver Folk Festival. #Wow.With Aaron Whitby keys, melodica; Alan Burroughs guitar, vocals; Teddy Kumpel guitar, banjo, vocals; George Rush upright bass, vocals.
Martha Redbone Roots Project - tbcCourtenay Exhibition Grounds Courtenay BC V0R 1S0 CA 866-898-8499
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. With Aaron Whitby keys, melodica; Alan Burroughs guitar, vocals; Teddy Kumpel guitar, banjo, vocals; George Rush upright bass, vocals.
Martha Redbone Roots Project - tbcGrass Valley CA 95945 US
We're very excited to be making our first appearance at the much loved California World Fest in Grass Valley. With Aaron Whitby keys, melodica; Alan Burroughs guitar, vocals; Teddy Kumpel guitar, banjo, vocals; George Rush upright bass, vocals.
Martha Redbone Roots Project - 8pm2020 Addison Street Berkeley CA 94704 USA (510) 644-2020
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..
Martha Redbone Roots Project - tbdPasadena CA 91103 US
A Levitt Pavilion show in beautiful Pasadena. What could be better! With special gust Debra Dobkin on drums and vocals. And the touring band of Aaron Whitby keys, melodica; Alan Burroughs guitar, vocals; Teddy Kumpel guitar, banjo, vocals; George Rush upright bass, vocals.
Strong Women : Strong Voices - Martha Redbone Roots Project - 7pm350 South Grand Ave. Los Angeles CA 90071 US 213-687-2159
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.
Martha Redbone Roots Project - 1.20-2.20 Sloop StagePoughkeepsie NY 12601 US 845-454-7673
It's an amazing line-up of music and we're very grateful to be a part of the Great Hudson River Revival - Clearwater Festival. With Aaron Whitby, keys, melodica; Teddy Kumpel, guitar, banjo, vocals; George Rush, bass, vocals; Craig Judelman; fiddle, vocals.
Martha Redbone Roots Project - 1.35-2.40 FAIS DO STAGENew Orleans Fairgrounds New Orleans LA USA
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
Martha Redbone Roots Project + John McEuen - 7.30pm432 State St. Schenectady NY 12305 US
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.
Martha Redbone Roots Project - 7-10505 Myrtle Ave Brooklyn NY
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.
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Inauguration Ball - tbaIndependence Ave SW Washington DC 20002 US (202) 633-6644
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 2013 @Webster Hall
Martha Redbone Roots Project - 7pm125 East 11th St New York NY 10003 US (212) 353-1600
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.
Martha Redbone Roots Project celebrate WIlliam Blake's Birthday - 7pm425 Lafayette St New York NY 10001 US 212.539.8770
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.
Martha Redbone Roots Project - 8 pmNutley NJ 07110 US
Excited to do our first stripped down Roots Project appearance in NJ.
FIAF - 11 am55 East 59th Street New York NY 10022 USA 212.355.6100
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.
Martha Redbone Roots Project - 7:30 pmMemorial United Methodist Church, 250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains NY 10605 USA 914.232.3161
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.
Chumash Casino Resort
Chumash Nation Day Concert with the Martha Redbone Big Band - 8pmSanta Ynez CA 93460 US
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.
Martha Redbone Roots Project - LIVE @365 - 7 pm365 5th Avenue New York NY 10016 USA 877.428.6942
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.
Martha Redbone Roots Project @GlobalFest's NY Diaspora - 2:20 pmPari Fra
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)
Martha Redbone Roots Project on WOODSONGS - 7 pm214 East Main Street Lexington KY 40507 USA 859.231.6997
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.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival - Pardon Our Analysis: An All-Star Gathering for Gil Scott-Heron - 6 pmNew York NY 10001 US
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.
Martha Redbone Big Band - Up Where We Belong - 4:30 pm1 Bowling Green New York NY 10004 USA 212.514.3700
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
Martha Redbone Roots Project - 7 pmEast End Avenue at 87th New York NY 10028 USA
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.
With Sean Harkness in DUOS - 9:30 pm34 West 22nd St. New York NY 10010 US 212.206.0440
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.
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls
Benefit - NoonBrooklyn NY USA
Doing a short set and Q+A for the kids at the excellent Willie Mae Rock Camp Summer Schools here in Brooklyn.
Martha Redbone Roots Project "The Garden of Love - Songs of William Blake" Party - 9:30 pm425 Lafayette St New York NY 10001 US 212.539.8770
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 Official Warm-Up #2 - 10 pm196 Allen Street New York NY 10002 USA 212.477.4155
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!
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "String Wizard" John McEuen featuring the McEuens:John, Johnathan & Nathan - 7:30 pm526 W 26th Street New York NY 10001 USA
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!
Honoring the 75th Anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston' "Their Eyes Were Watching God" - 6 pm44 Charlton Street New York NY 10014 USA 646.829.4000
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.
Martha Redbone Roots Project - The Official Warm-Up - 9 pm200 Hudson Street New York NY 10013 USA 212.601.1000
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.
Black Rock Coalition Orchestra; Gathering for Gil Scot-Heron - 7:30 pm2537 Broadway New York NY 10025 USA 212.864.1414
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.