Streaming Cafe is proud to present multi-award winning Canadian artist Christina Martin on Saturday May 4th.
Winner of the 2012 Music Nova Scotia Female Artist Recording of the Year for her latest album Sleeping With A Stranger: “It’s one of those rare albums where you have to listen to it all in one sitting. Like a good book that’s hard to put down, this ‘Sleeping With A Stranger’ tickles the ears and within three bars you’re completely hooked.” Americana UK October 2012
Christina is a Canadian Singer-Songwriter, musician and performer. Her music achieves an effortless union between alt-country and rock with pop- sensibility. This award-winning artist has been attracting Roots/Rock listeners across North America and Europe for nearly a decade. An eminent singer songwriter and storyteller, she has released five albums on her independent Canadian label Come Undone Records. Having opened for Wilco while living in Austin TX, she returned to the Canadian East Coast to dig her heels into the Music Business and formed an independent music label to manage her relentless touring and recording schedule.
Sleeping With A Stranger is Christina’s newest award winning album of 12 original songs, and reflects the artists coming of age lyrically and musically. In 2012 Christina also completed an Artist in Residency with Geriatric Medicine Research (GMR) at Dalhousie University and The Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network (CDKTN). She recently returned home to East Coast Canada after touring her acclaimed album with husband/producer Dale Murray in Canada Germany and Netherlands.
2008 Music Nova Scotia Female Artist Recording of the Year (Two Hearts)
2008 Music Nova Scotia Pop Recording of the Year (Two Hearts)
2009 East Coast Music Award Pop Recording of the Year (Two Hearts)
2012 Music Nova Scotia Female Artist Recording of the Year (Sleeping With A Stranger)
The Globe and Mail “This is a singer-songwriter who observes, feels, does not judge, and relays what she finds – “not good at keeping secrets,” she even admits. With a voice high, strong and bittersweet, the affecting Nova Scotian sings of search, vulnerability and the concept of home.”
Themaxonline.net 5/5 Stars “It sounds like a sweetened Emmylou Harris with a touch of Shawn Colvin and the likability of Dolly Parton. It can stop a criminal dead in his tracks….Sleeping With A Stranger is very likely to win you over with a single listen. Even if you’ve never heard anything by her prior to this record, it will end with a sense that she’s always existed in your music collection – in your memory. She wins.”
Pennyblackmusic.co.uk “Without a duff song in sight, ‘Sleeping with a Stranger’ is thirty-seven minutes of perfection.”
Exclaim “Martin’s long, successful career, which has taken her to Austin, TX, during which time she opened for alt-country legends Wilco, has made yet another successful pit stop with the release of Sleeping with a Stranger.”