Martha Redbone Roots Project to perform Nov. 8 in Lafayette

October 18, 2013  

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 

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, 

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