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A very special Sunday matinee with 2 of Nova Scotia’s extremely talented and hard working female artists. Kim Doolittle returns to the Old Church Theatre and offers up some time and space to Christina Martin. Read about these women, get your tickets, and don’t miss a great two-for-one event!
January, 2018 marked 45 years as a Singer, Songwriter and Storyteller. Music is my life. I love to sing, write, play and tell stories about a life I had perfectly planned. Those plans went more curly than straight, teaching me that too many plans are laughable while those curves inform my Muse. My 9th studio album feels like my first. “Into The Blue”, produced and largely co-written by Ken Whiteley is the sum of a 43 year artistic journey. It comes straight from the heart and the songs reflect a deep desire to move forward in my musical life authentically, with an eye on looking back at where it all began.
“Into The Blue” dropped April 8, 2017, charting on Stingray Music, The Blues Radio Network, CBC, Toronto Blues Society Charts, Blues and Routes Radio, and Folk Routes to name a few. The music is heavily influenced by Blues, Roots, Gospel, Folk and the varied tapestry woven at family Kitchen Parties courtesy of my native Nova Scotian childhood.
I am humbled to have been mentored by Ken Whiteley, my music could not have been placed in better hands. The songs are reflective and meant to create hope and optimism through strength, perseverance, trust and spirit. We cannot get enough of that in the world.
I look forward to making your acquaintance and may all your blues be the musical kind”.
~ Kim Doolittle
CHRISTINA MARTIN – WONDERFUL LIE TOUR
Christina Martin departs on her first cross-Canada tour since 2010 with guitarist Dale Murray, supporting a new album they independently produced titled “Wonderful Lie”. The album features stripped down recordings of covers and originals. “We choose at least one version of a cover to perform each year, and now we’d like to share some of our favourites. For years, we didn’t dare attempt to recreate songs that we felt were already their best versions, but then we got selfish and figured, why not? You learn a lot in the recording process and by examining other people’s songs. It’s a treat to hear an audience’s response when they recognize that you are playing a song they know and love.”
Christina began recording her own music while slogging it out on the Austin, Texas bar scene. A multi award winning singer-songwriter, she has been relentlessly recording and touring in Canada and in the UK and Europe, building connections at venues big and small, singing songs about loss, love and perseverance. Her songs have been featured in films and television, and she’s performed at music festivals around the world (Rolling Stone Weekender Festival, Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, Folk Alliance International, Ottawa Bluesfest and Reeperbahn Festival).
At her Canadian tour dates, Martin partners with The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to promote the work of Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital.