Martha Redbone


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Martha Redbone

Musician, activist

Most Notable Award(s): Native American Music Award for Best Debut Artist (2002), Independent Music Award for Best R&B Album (2006), Indian Summer Music Award for Best Pop Album (2006)

Miss Redbone also hosts an annual traditional music workshop at the United Houma Nation’s Cultural Enrichment Summer Camp and was awarded the Red Ribbon Award for Outstanding Leadership n 2005 for her service as an ambassador to African American and Native youth for the National HIV/AIDS Partnership.

Cherokee, Choctaw Nations

Martha Redbone – “The Garden of Love”


Martha Redbone Roots Project │ The Garden of Love │2012

Martha Redbone is a musician of part Cherokee, Choctaw and African-American descent. She has won awards for her contemporary Native American music. Her music is a mix of rhythm and blues, and soul music influences, fused with elements of traditional Native American music. In early 2007, Redbone’s Skintalk won The 6th Annual Independent Music Awards for Best R&B Album.

Released in 2012, Martha Redbone Roots Project is in part inspired by Martha’s diverse heritage, but also by the poetry of William Blake. Here’s her title track, The Garden of Love, in which she says, “my mother’s family roots in Appalachia.”

Enjoy. 🙂