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For nearly a decade Christina Martin has been on an extensive musical journey. From recording her debut album Pretty Things (2002) in Austin, Texas, to opening for Wilco, it's been clear that music is her path. It was not long after she returned home to Halifax, Nova Scotia that she started playing the café/bar circuit and met fellow musician Dale Murray (Cuff the Duke). On a whim they recorded Two Hearts (2008), an album that won her Pop Recording of the Year at the 2009 East Coast Music Awards, as well as two Nova Scotia Music Awards for Female Artist of the Year and Pop Recording of the Year in 2008.

Martin and Murray teamed up once again to produce I Can Too (2010), which features guest appearances by Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor and Cuff the Duke’s Wayne Petti. The album showcases the singer and songwriter in her finest form. “I Fear I Am,” conjures up classic rock jangles and the rhythmic sway of Roy Orbison. “Daisy,” draws on Tom Petty’s nostalgic, narrative-driven approach, while Murray’s lap steel on “Hello” echoes the melodic slide guitar work of George Harrison. The title track, “I Can Too,” opens with Martin almost whispering her confessions, while Murray’s instrumentation slowly builds layers around her soaring vocals. Like the song, the album is bold, rhythmic, vulnerable and inspirational.

Martin can hold her own onstage, too: whether playing in a living room, a train car or a stadium, she connects deeply with her audience. With a voice that elicits Sheryl Crow and Lucinda Williams comparisons, Martin has performed with Matt Mays, Cuff the Duke and Jimmy Rankin. Whether she’s softly serenading with an acoustic number; or perfecting her rock 'n' roll swagger, Martin is at home in the spotlight.

Since the release of Two Hearts (2008), she has toured extensively throughout Canada and the U.S., as well as crossing the Atlantic to tour in Ireland. Her songs have made their way into films, including Sex Traffic (2004) and The Best Years (2009). She can also be heard as a member of the Halifax alt-country group The Prospectors Union.

Performances/news this month
May 21 - Halifax, Seahorse Tavern
May 28 - Hunter River, PEI, Harmony House Theatre (acoustic show)
June 3 - Hampton, NB, Vintage Bistro & Lounge (acoustic show)
June 4 - Berwick, NS, Union Street Café
June 9 - Pugwash, NS, Chatterbox Café
June 10 - Yarmouth, NS - Minor Music Conference, Th'Yarc
June 11 - Margaretsville, NS, Evergreen Theatre (acoustic show)


I Can Too (2010)
Two Hearts (2008)
Pretty Things (2002)

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