Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Mark Martyre - Bluebird

Canadian writer and singer songwriter Mark Martyre plays warm, accessible folk music showcasing his gravelly voice and poetic observations.  His new album is Bluebird, and we suggest that you check it out.  The instrumentation is unfussy, letting the stories hog the spotlight as they should.  The pace varies from slow reflections to country-roadhouse jams.  And the songs?  Well, a case can be made that their value lies in telling you some things about your life in a better way than you can muster on your own.  There is a universality to life, love, loss, and redemption that we all experience, but the articulation my be best done by the professionals.

A few of my favorites are below, and you can stream and buy the entire album at the Bandcamp link below.

Bandcamp for Bluebird

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