Martha Redbone Roots Project

Posted on Jan 28 by SEASONS Magazine

Martha Redbone, courtesy UCSB Arts & Lectures.

Martha Redbone, courtesy UCSB Arts & Lectures.

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents one of the most vital voices in American roots music, the Martha Redbone Roots Project, bringing together a masterful mix of folk, country, Piedmont blues, gospel, bluegrass, soul and traditional American Indian music in their Santa Barbara debut on Tues., Jan. 29, at 8 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall.

A charismatic songstress, Martha Redbone embodies her gospel-singing father’s voice and her Cherokee/Choctaw mother’s culture. Redbone’s magnificent vocals blend with her band of some of NYC’s finest blues and jazz musicians for “a brilliant collision of cultures” (The New Yorker). The folk and country sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian Mountains and the eclectic grit of her teen years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn come together in a cornucopia of roots music.

“Martha Redbone’s voice [holds] both the taut determination of mountain music and the bite of American Indian singing,” says The New York Times. 



Talking Circle with Martha Redbone 

Wed. Jan. 30 / 6 p.m. / American Indian Cultural Resurce Center, UCSB Student Resource Building, Room 1219

FREE and open to the pubic

For tickets or more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at 805/893-3535 or purchase online at


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