Martha Redbone Roots Project transforms the words of William Blake into modern American music
Wed 7/11, 5:30 PM, Taste of Chicago, Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, 205 E. Randolph, $18-$50, all-ages If you were looking for compelling source material for an album of 21st-century Americana, you might not start with poems written in England at the tail end of the 18th century. But the 2012 debut album by Martha Redbone Roots Project, The Garden of Love-Songs of William Blake , sets the words of the English writer, artist, and visionary to arrangements that blend elements of Appalachian folk, gospel, soul, blues, and Native American music.
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