The charismatic Martha Redbone will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Alberta Bair Theater. A vital voice in American Roots music, Redbone is celebrated for her folk and mountain blues sounds, derived from a childhood in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky mixed with the eclectic grit of her teenage years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn.
According to a press release, Redbone's sound is a masterful cornucopia of roots music from folk, country, Piedmont blues, gospel, bluegrass, soul and traditional Southeastern Native American, influenced by her gospel singing African-American father and her Cherokee/Shawnee/Choctaw mother.
Redbone's latest release, "The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake, features Redbone singing the poet's words.
With her long-term collaborator, pianist Aaron Whitby, some of NYC’s finest blues and jazz musicians accompany Redbone. From grassroots beginnings with residencies at the original Living Room NYC, then Joe’s Pub and nationally at powwows across Indian Country in support of her debut album, Home of the Brave — “Stunning album, the kind of woman who sets trends” (Billboard) — Redbone has built a passionate fan base with her mesmerizing presence and explosive live shows.
Tickets ranging from $22 for students to $42, depending on the seating, are available at the Alberta Bair Theater, at 406-256-6052 or online at www.albertabairtheater.org.