The irrepressible Christina Martin and a full band perform a HUFF show at The Carleton on Thursday, September 2nd. Christina has also curated the opening songwriters’ circle, which will feature Taryn Kawaja, Burry and Zamani! Show time is 7 PM and tickets are $30 + HST.
***If you want to sit with others who have purchased their tickets separately, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the names***
They say the mark of fine songwriting is when a song feels like an old favourite on the first listen. With Christina Martin, you can find an album full of tracks that feel like time-treasured classics, and brand new singles that feel like the song you got married to. Sharp as a razor and shining like silver, her songs blend the relatable and personal, painting portraits of love, loss, tragedy and redemption to soul-stirring effect.
Her music dances effortlessly through Pop, Rock, Folk and Americana traditions but stays deftly unchained by any one label, refusing to be pigeon-holed and unafraid to dip into stranger waters. The hooks hook, the hits hit hard, the words stop you dead and the music demands to be heard. Seven albums in with an eighth on the way, Christina Martin’s music is there for anyone who’s felt up against impossible odds, yet refused to lie down.
Taryn Kawaja is probably best known as Ben Caplan’s musical partner but she’s a great songwriter in her own right. Here’s what she has to say for herself these days: “I took a hibernation. I’m back online. I write songs about love, lineage, heartbreak & lust. Mostly in the form of soft/dramatic ballads (so far). Enjoy. With Love, Taryn.
Burry (she/they) blends elements of indie, rock, and pop together to create a flavour of captivating music with an unforgettable and energetic stage presence. Residing on Canada’s East Coast, they strive to show their authenticity and originality through their musical style and well crafted lyricism.
Burry released their first single ‘For a Sad Soul’ in November of 2018, which has garnered over 12k streams across 50 different countries. They used the release of the ‘For a Sad Soul’ music video to raise funds for the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia. In 2019, Burry released two more singles: ‘Bi the Way’, as well as a collaborative effort with Roy Angel, ‘Land of Monsters’, produced by The Town Heroes’ Mike Ryan.
Zamani began singing with her family at community events at age 12. Versed in many Black music genres, Zamani became inspired to expand her repertoire of R&B, Urban Jazz and Pop after receiving praise from the late veteran vocalist Sharon Jones who caught her performance- while then only 14 – with her jazz guitarist father Harvi Millar at the TD Halifax International Jazz Festival.
In 2018 Zamani received ANSMA’s Portia White Youth Music Award and the Jongleur Youth Arts Award. In 2018 she received ANSMA’s Emerging Artist of the Year Award and released her first self-titled EP Mix Tape shortly after. In 2019 Zamani mae her first international appearances performing at New Skool Rules Festival in Rotterdam, and opening for R&B veterans Maya and Genuwine and Pop artist UB40, at the Caribbean Roots and Soul Festival in St. Lucia.