Charleston Gaillard Center Presents

This Land Is Our Land featuring Martha Redbone Roots Project and American Patchwork Quartet

Oct 23, 2024 at 8:00 pm
Tickets Start at $35 (Plus Applicable Fees)

About the Show

Vocalist Martha Redbone, celebrated for her distinctive blend of folk, blues, and gospel, is joined by American Patchwork Quartet – comprised of vocalist Falu Shah, guitarist and vocalist Clay Ross, drummer Clarence Penn, and bassist Moto Fukushima – for This Land is Our Land, an evening of musical storytelling that celebrates the rich cultural tapestry of America. Redbone’s appearance marks the first time an Indigenous artist has performed as part of a Gaillard Center season, further underscoring the group’s dedication to issues of social justice, connecting cultures, and celebrating the human spirit.

About Martha Redbone

“Poised to be Americana’s next superstar”

Village Voice

Martha Redbone is a Native & African-American vocalist/songwriter/composer/educator. She is known for her unique gumbo of folk, blues, and gospel from her childhood in Harlan County, Kentucky infused with the eclectic grit of pre-gentrified Brooklyn. Inheriting the powerful vocal range of her gospel-singing African American father and the resilient spirit of her mother’s Southeastern Cherokee/Choctaw culture, Redbone broadens the boundaries of American Roots music. With songs and storytelling that share her life experience as a Native and Black woman and mother in the new millennium, Redbone gives voice to issues of social justice, bridging traditions from past to present, connecting cultures, and celebrating the human spirit.

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About American Patchwork Quartet

American Patchwork Quartet (APQ), led by multi-Grammy award-winning guitarist/vocalist Clay Ross, binds timeless American folk songs with jazz sophistication, country twang, West African hypnotics, and East Asian ornamentation. APQ’s sound is a masterful confluence of tradition and innovation, transcending culture, politics, and ideology.

A southern-born roots music aficionado, Ross is also the founder of the world-renowned Gullah group Ranky Tanky. In APQ, Ross intertwines with other Grammy-winning artists: Falguni Shah, an eleventh-generation Hindustani classical vocalist, Moto Fukushima, a Grammy-nominated bassist, and Clarence Penn, a drumming protégée of Ellis Marsalis whose fibers were honed by African American church traditions.

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APQ resonates as a potent symbol of unity in diversity. It stands testament to the notion that, from a collage of varied backgrounds, a coherent and beautiful whole can be fashioned. Mirroring America’s cultural mosaic, APQ stitches together a story that’s both intricate and resilient. The fabric of their music is genuine—it neither feigns tolerance nor presents an overly-embellished image of unity. Instead, each carefully chosen piece dives deep into America’s patchwork soul and shares the joys, sorrows, and unwavering hope of a nation crafted by shared dreams and diverse histories.

Far from being a haphazard collection of musical scraps, APQ is a deliberately designed homage to America’s past and a showcase of its dynamic present. It beckons listeners to meditate upon our shared identity and relish in the musical threads that bind us. Just as an intricately designed quilt becomes a cherished family heirloom, when the distinct patterns of APQ’s music align in perfect harmony, the result is both a blanket of warmth and a timeless treasure.

In anticipation of their debut album release, APQ is embarking on a nationwide tour to bring this music across the country, celebrating the shared stories that have shaped our nation.

Student & Teacher Tickets

The Charleston Gaillard Center’s Education & Community Program is pleased to announce student and teacher tickets are available for this performance. Limited availability. Limited to two tickets per person with valid student/teacher ID.

Tickets available in advance: Tickets are $15 (plus applicable fees) for Green seats on seatmap. Ticket purchasers must pick up their tickets at Will Call the night of the performance.

Day of Rush: Tickets are $20 (plus applicable fees). Available two hours prior to show time, best available.

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