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October 18, 2013

Martha Redbone Roots Project to perform Nov. 8 in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Martha Redbone Roots Project band will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Lafayette Theater, 600 Main St., Lafayette. The performance is presented by Purdue Convocations.

Martha Redbone is an Independent Music Award-winning musician of Cherokee, Choctaw, Shawnee and African-American descent. Redbone's new album is "The Garden of Love - Songs of William Blake," co-written by Aaron Whitby and produced by Grammy Award winner and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McEuen. It is a twist to the Appalachian music of her childhood years with her grandparents in Black Mountain, Kentucky and a fusion of Redbone's voice, Blake's words and a cornucopia of roots music (folk, country, piedmont blues, gospel, honkytonk, bluegrass, soul and traditional Native).

In addition to her album and live performances, Redbone is building a national radio presence. She has been featured on NPR's "All Things Considered," WNYC's "Soundcheck" and "New Sounds," and Sirius Satellite (Mary Sue Twohy's and Bob Edwards' shows).

Tickets are $24 for adults and $16 for those 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Elliott Hall and Stewart Center box offices at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW. Group discounts are also available to groups of 10 more. Call 765-496-1977 for more details or visit http://www.convocations.org/group-sales/ 

Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations was one of the first professional performing arts presenters in the United States. Each year, Convocations offers the region 20-30 performances of widely varying genres. Purdue Convocations aims to promote frequent exposure to and familiarity with human cultural expression in a multitude of forms and media. 

Contact: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-9712, aeeddy@purdue.edu 

Note to Journalists: A publication-quality photograph is available at http://www.convocations.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/03.jpg