NOVEMBER 5 2019 Martha Redbone Brings Her Blend of American Roots Music to Walton Arts Center’s West Street Live Stage

Martha Redbone Brings Her Blend of American Roots Music to Walton Arts Center’s West Street Live Stage

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, Nov. 5, 2019 – Martha Redbone is one of today’s most vital voices in American roots music and a multi-award-winning musician. The charismatic songstress, celebrated for her tasty gumbo of roots music, takes the West Street Live stage at Walton Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 pm.

A limited number of tiered seating tickets are still available for $32 plus applicable fees. Tickets and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.

With the power of her gospel singing African-American father’s voice and the determined spirit of her Cherokee/Shawnee/Choctaw mother, Redbone broadens all boundaries of Americana. Her latest album, The Garden of Love - Songs of William Blake, was produced by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder and Grammy®-winner John McEuen. It is an unexpected twist – “a brilliant collision of cultures” (The New Yorker) featuring Redbone’s magnificent voice, Blake's immortal words and a masterful cornucopia of roots music (folk, country, Piedmont blues, gospel, bluegrass, soul and traditional Southeastern Native American).

Alongside her career as a recording artist and songwriter, Redbone has maintained a steady involvement with causes she believes in. Redbone is contracted by The Department of Indian Education- Louisiana, LaFourche Parish and teaches Southeastern Traditional Singing Workshop for the United Houma Nation’s Bayou Healers Cultural Enrichment Camp program. Redbone was a Fellow of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (2015-16).

Visit waltonartscenter.org for more information about Martha Redbone.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 215,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 300 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 35,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 250 volunteers donate 28,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to enjoy world-class performances at a great price. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.

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