Friday, June 19, 2015

Recording: Selina Martin

Artist: Selina Martin

Song: Galore

Recorded at Burdock Music Hall, July 10, 2015.

Selina Martin - Galore

Now here's a case of someone I should have been paying closer attention to. I remember being struck by Selina Martin as a member of what might been Bob Wiseman's greatest live band, nearly twenty years ago before you could just look someone up on the internet. For one reason or another, I never followed her work as a solo artist, with three albums under her belt and a fourth just completed. This song is from that new one — and, inspired by Michael Crummey's novel, it's apparently one of a couple with literary roots. Live, Martin has a powerful stage presence and an ability to call up a precisely evocative gesture, delivering her set with a stripped-down trio that included Doug Friesen (doing double-duty on the night) on bass and synth.

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