Martha Redbone Roots Project Trio to give free concert April 2

The Martha Redbone Roots Project Trio will appear at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m., in the Stella Boyle Smith Auditorium of the Fine Arts Building.

The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Martha Redbone Roots Project

The trio will perform songs from the Martha Redbone Roots Project’s album titled The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake, a collection of poems by English Romantic poet William Blake set to Appalachian folk music arrangements.

According to The New Yorker, the album is “a brilliant collision of cultures.”

Redbone who also performs with quartet and quintet configurations, is a Native American Independent Music Award-winning musician of Cherokee, Choctaw, Shawnee and African-American descent, who provides a twist on the Appalachian music of her childhood years.

The album features a cornucopia of roots music: folk, country, Piedmont blues, gospel, honky-tonk, bluegrass, soul and traditional Native.

The concert is part of a two-day residency sponsored by the UALR William G. Cooper, Jr. Honors Program, the English Department, and the Donaghey Scholars Program.

During her visit, Redbone will meet with UALR students in select classes.

For more information about the artist, go to www.martharedbone.com.

For more information about the concert, contact Dr. Paul Yoder, Director of the Cooper Honors Program at rpyoder@ualr.edu.

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