Bone Hill – The Concert is a new musical work for theater created and developed by librettist/composers Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby at Joe’s Pub and the Public Theater, as part of the New York Voices artists’ initiative; Co-commissioned by the Lincoln Center David Rubinstein Atrium. Bone Hill is the recipient of the NEFA National Theater Project, an NPN Creation and Touring grant and Redbone is a 2015 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellow. Redbone and Bone Hill-The Concert are represented by SRO Artists, Inc.
Bone Hill – The Concert adds diverse missing narratives– racial dynamics between Native and African Americans, Native American, and White, stories from the perspective of the women and the lives of people of color living in Appalachia, their culture, and music. It reveals erased, forgotten truths and it does so with humor, pathos, and exuberance.
Inspired by her own life and the women Martha Redbone is descended from, the lives of the Bone family members are told in songs that span a swathe of American music telling a parallel history. An epic journey through traditional Cherokee chants and lullabies to bluegrass and blues, country, gospel, jazz, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, and funk.