Daughter of the Hills


Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby

Martha Redbone and Grammy-winner Aaron Whitby are a songwriting and production team currently devising interdisciplinary musical theater work that brings to light parts of American history that have never been told.

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Martha Redbone is a celebrated songstress, known for a tasty gumbo of roots music, created and performed with Whitby, embodying the folk and mountain blues sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky mixed with the eclectic grit of her teenage years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn.

Artist Bio

Aaron Whitby is a producer, composer/songwriter, and pianist from London, England.

Artist Bio

Daughter Of The Hills is a devised, interdisciplinary theater work about a woman who returns to her homeland in Black Mountain and the coal mines of Kentucky where her family has dwelled for centuries. In her homecoming, Daughter Of The Hills moves between present day and dreams, the past, and now.


Discipline
Musical Theater
Award Year
2019
Status

In Progress

Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby

Martha Redbone and Grammy-winner Aaron Whitby are a songwriting and production team currently devising interdisciplinary musical theater work that brings to light parts of American history that have never been told. Their music production and record imprint, Blackfeet Productions, LLC has award-winning recordings included in the permanent Library Collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. The team has completed commissions for New York Voices at Joe’s Pub and Public Theater, New York Theater Workshop: Plurality of Privacy with Jim Nicola, and the Goethe Institute. They composed original music for Primer for a Failed Superpower by The TEAM, directed by Rachel Chavkin. Redbone and Whitby are recipients of the NEFA Grant, NPN Creation Fund and the Native Arts and Culture Award. Redbone is a 2015/16 Fellow of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.


Individual Bios

Aaron Whitby is a producer, composer/songwriter, and pianist from London, England.

Martha Redbone is a celebrated songstress, known for a tasty gumbo of roots music, created and performed with Whitby, embodying the folk and mountain blues sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky mixed with the eclectic grit of her teenage years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn.

Martha Redbone

Brooklyn, NY

Martha Redbone is a celebrated songstress, known for a tasty gumbo of roots music, created and performed with Whitby, embodying the folk and mountain blues sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky mixed with the eclectic grit of her teenage years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn. 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.


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Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby

Martha Redbone and Grammy-winner Aaron Whitby are a songwriting and production team currently devising interdisciplinary musical theater work that brings to light parts of American history that have never been told.

Aaron Whitby

London, UK

Aaron Whitby is a producer, composer/songwriter, and pianist from London, England. Mentored by Mentored by American musician Walter “Junie” Morrison, Whitby has engineered Grammy winning work by Natalie Cole, and has performed and/or recorded with musicians like George Clinton, Randy Brecker, Lisa Fischer, and Vernon Reid.


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Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby

Martha Redbone and Grammy-winner Aaron Whitby are a songwriting and production team currently devising interdisciplinary musical theater work that brings to light parts of American history that have never been told.