Martha Redbone, Musician
Martha Redbone is as unique as they come. Her music approach is shaped by her Native American and African American roots. She also received influence from growing up both in Brooklyn, NY and Black Mountain, KY. Her style is a conglomeration of Native American folk, blues, jazz, soul, and rock and roll, and because of her musical perspective, she has been repeatedly honored in the Native American and Independent Music Awards genres.
Redbone teaches the traditions and culture of Native Americans music through camps and workshops for young children in order to educate and progress her love of her own heritage into the future. Additionally, she lectures at universities about the misconceptions of the Native American and African American people. In recent years, Redbone has also used her talents to aid theater, composing the musical score for Public Theater’s 2019 production of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuff.” She is currently writing a musical entitled, “Bone Hill.”
Her awards include “Best Debut Artist” in 2002 at the Native American Music Awards, “Best Pop Album” in 2004, “Best Pop Album” in 2005 at the Indian Summer Music Awards, and “Best RnB Album” in 2006 at the Independent Music Awards.
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