Martha Redbone and Catherine Rodriguez
Quote: "Martha Redbone’s award-winning blend of Native American soul, Appalachian folk, and Piedmont blues has positioned her to become “Americana’s next superstar” - The Village Voice
Bio: Martha Redbone is a maverick artist who has never been chained by borders. Her award-winning music of Native and African American roots are knee-deep in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues favored by the matriarchy that raised her from Harlan County, Kentucky to the streets of Brooklyn. Currently in development is Bone Hill, commissioned by Joe’s Pub/Public Theater, a musical theater work with long-time collaborator Aaron Whitby is based on the stories of her Appalachian coalmining family culture to tales of her Cherokee ancestors in an untold American story celebrating American music. Redbone is a Fellow of Native Arts and Cultures Foundation and recipient of NEFA Creation and Touring Grant in 2016.
Aaron Whitby is a London-born producer, composer and pianist best known for the co-written, produced with longtime collaborator Martha Redbone. He also mentored with Redbone by Walter “Junie” Morrison. Whitby entered the independent music world after releasing the “Home of the Brave” debut album by Martha Redbone with the team’s own imprint Blackfeet Productions, garnering multiple awards and critical acclaim. As an engineer on Natalie Cole’s Grammy winning “Living for Love”, he has recorded and/or engineered with George Clinton, Randy Brecker, Lisa Fischer, John McEuen, Tony Scherr, Harvey Goldberg, Vernon Reid, Snehasish Mozumder, and many more. Whitby has been a teaching artist in-residence in NYC public schools since 2006.
Residency Public Sharing: 6/16/17