My Christina Martin superfandom began with her album, Two Hearts, which was released in 2008. It had everything I love: memorable melodies, a powerful, unique voice, great lyrics, amazing musicianship, and a great personality behind it. That CD went on to be my favourite of that year, and remains one of the most important discs in my collection. Last year, we were lucky enough to have Christina (and her pal Steven Bowers) come to our home for a house concert. Getting to know Christina on a personal level, and seeing her perform her songs live (and tell the incredible stories that go along with them) only sealed the deal. That show was a highlight of last year.
This year, Christina will release a new CD, “I Can Too,” and it contains her strongest songs to date. The album isn’t officially released until September, but we expect to have ADVANCE COPIES available when Christina Martin returns to The Sunset Saloon for another intimate evening of music on August 12, 2010. We couldn’t be more excited about Christina’s return (and the new CD), so we really hope that you will join us for this exciting evening of music.
For those folks who have to work the next day, we’ll start things a little earlier, 7 pm or so, but we’ll make sure you get a full evening of entertainment. Those wishing for a pot-luck style meal before the show are welcome to join us (we’ll eat around 6), and we’ll have enough snacks and refreshments to keep you happy well into the night.
Admission is by donation, and all money goes directly to this talented independent artist. We suggest $15 per person (although the show sounds much better if you pay $20), but you name your price, so if money is an object, pay what you can. As always, our home is open to anybody, so if you know someone who needs the gift of great music in his/her life, please pass this along. Our home is non-pet, non-smoking, and very, very family friendly (we do have 3 young kids!) You can bring an adult beverage of your choice, or just enjoy whatever you can scrounge out of our fridge.
Please get your reservation in early. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see one of Canada’s most exciting young talents, up-close and personal. Let me know if you have any questions or if you can join us.
We’re looking forward to seeing you August 12!