Bone Hill – The Concert coming to UH Hilo PAC

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Date: Monday, September 26, 2016
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The lives of four generations of women in a Cherokee family will be told through story and song when Martha Redbone and band perform Bone Hill – The Concert on Friday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Center (PAC).

Redbone, accompanied by six musicians and a singer, will take the audience back to her own childhood and beyond into the memories and tales of her ancestors to share an important untold piece of American history. Bone Hill details the plight and struggles of the Cherokee nation, following the Trail of Tears, the U.S. government’s radical reclassification legislatures of the Mid-Atlantic states, and the desecration of ancient burial mounds on the highest peak of the Eastern seaboard for the sake of coal and the building of new mining towns during the early 1800s.

“Martha Redbone is a mesmerizing performer, writer, and storyteller,” wrote Broadway Director Charles Randolph-Wright. “Bone Hill is a uniquely American story of family and dreams. No matter who you are or where you're from, Martha takes you home.”

Bone Hill – The Concert is written by Redbone, Roberta Uno, and Aaron Whitby with music and lyrics by Redbone and Whitby. Tickets are reserved seating and priced at $25 General, $20 Discount and $12 UH Hilo/Hawaiʻi CC students (with a valid student ID) and children, up to age 17 pre-sale, or $30, $25 and $17 at the door. Tickets are available by calling the UH Hilo Box Office at 932-7490 or ordering online at

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