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Monday, October 23, 2017
Mark Martyre - Rivers
Lyrical and suffused with emotional currents, Rivers is another stellar offering from Toronto songwriter and poet Mark Martyre. Martyre possesses a voice seemingly drenched in smoke and whisky, and a breezy performance style that radiates warmth. But as appealing as that combination can be, the star is the songwriting -- showcasing Mark's ability to turn his personal observations into stories that the listener may well mistake for his or her own. Sure, Rivers is Martyre's album, but it is welcoming enough that a listener with some miles in the rear view mirror could think a story or two was borrowed from his or her own life.
This album is like a feel good prescription for you spirit. And it refills endlessly.