On Sunday, September 11th Martin will be joined by some of the best and brightest folk musicians around at the inaugural Peace in the Park festival, at the Heritage Amphitheater in Edmonton. For all the details, click here. Tickets here. All are welcome and kids get in free. Martin’s set will be from 3-4pm.
Martin will be appearing at The Pawn Shop on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton this Thursday at 9pm. The event is a pre-party for the Global Youth Assembly (GYA, an amazing Human Rights conference starting Jul 27) and features some of Edmonton’s best young talent. Get a preview of the GYA artists in their theme song video below. Cover is only $5!
Hope you enjoy this live recording of Colorblind by Counting Crows. If you like it, please share with friends and subscribe to my youtube channel to get future videos.
I know that many, many of you have been asking, “When is Martin going to release an album with Hallelujah on it?”. Well, to make you happy, I’ve been working on an album of acoustic covers, and the first pressing finally arrived on my doorstep today. Click here to see what it looks like.
It features, of course, Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen and 10 other favourites such as Into the Mystic (Van Morrison), Blackbird (The Beatles) and Fast Car (Tracy Chapman). It’s intended to recreate the sound and feel of a concert with me in your own living room.
This CD won’t be available in stores or online. If you’re in Edmonton, you can come to one of my 3 free shows this weekend to get your signed copy.
For those who can’t be there, you can order one from me directly. The cost is $20 (US or Canadian) including tax and shipping. Send me a cheque to 10668 93 St. Edmonton, AB T5H 1X9, or an email money transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Either way, remember to include your shipping address.
Here are the full album details:
Martin Kerr, Drop in the Sea.
Acoustic Series Vol. 1
1. Drop in the Sea (Kula Shaker)
2. Into the Mystic (Van Morrison)
3. Undiscovered Geniuses (Martin Kerr)
4. Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
5. Fast Car (Tracy Chapman)
6. Better Together (Jack Johnson)
7. Wonderwall (Oasis)
8. High and Dry (Radiohead)
9. The Blower’s Daughter (Damien Rice)
10. Nights in White Satin (The Moody Blues)
11. Blackbird (The Beatles)
Featuring Martin Kloppers on cello and Kyle Swenson on Saxophone.
Martin will be collaborating with Juno nominee Sandro Dominelli on his upcoming album. Martin and Sandro have scheduled sessions to orchestrate and arrange Martin’s new songs and recording will continue throughout the summer. Sandro plans to bring in top instrumentalists from around the world for the project. To learn about Sandro, visit sandrodominelli.com.
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My sister, Elena will be getting married on Dec 21st in Edinburgh, so Tara and I are hopping a plane to the old country and will stay there til boxing day. Tara has been making an amazing dress for Elena, and I will be singing with my cousin Genevieve at the ceremony. There should be videos to share with you soon. Happy holidays everyone, drive slow and sing along to some good music.
If you’re not of legal drinking age and don’t have fake ID, or if you have young kids yourself, I know it can be hard to get out to see your favourite singers as often as you’d like. So, here are two opportunities to come out and see me very affordably…
Nov 14th, 7:30pm, The Carrot 9351-118Av. Edmonton – Adults $5, Kids FREE!
Nov 28th, 7:00pm, Open House, F2 Furnishings, South Edmonton Common – FREE for everyone, plus free refreshments!