Her songs make this same deliberate journey, sometimes tracing a pastoral trail back to traditional folk music and waltzes, and sometimes, with the aid of one of the best bands in the city, theyÂ¹re as hard edged and tread stained as downtown concrete. ItÂ¹s like a folk pop punk cabaret, but smart.
The four years spent on the road as opening act and accompanist to Bob Wiseman were integral in sharpening her skills as a player and performer. She toured all over North America and parts of Europe exchanging guitar for accordion, theremin, organ, musical saw, wine glasses and, of course, vocals.
Since the release of her critically acclaimed debut CD 'Space Woman', sheÂ¹s been working on her 2nd. Co-produced by Michael Phillip Wojewoda and Annelise Noronha itÂ¹s titled 'Life Drawing Without Instruction' and features hugely talented band members Leo Valvassori, Rob Carson, Dave Clark and co-producer Noronha. Guest players include Martin Tielli (also constructing beautiful artwork), N.Q. Arbuckle, Wojewoda, Greg Smith, members of Wayne Omaha, and an instrumental track featuring the junkyard jazz band St. Dirt Elementary School.
This ain't no ordinary album. ItÂ¹s like a pilgrimage from wide open fields to crowded streets with a million questions in your mind. ItÂ¹s a fighting arena for the forces that are country and city, order and chaos, and a battleground for the grinning catastrophe that is the human being.
Learn more about this band at www.selinamartin.com
Possible influences include: Martin Tielli, Joni Mitchell and Blue Rodeo
1. Ordinary Love - Listen!
2. Don't Bring Me Down - Listen!
3. Edward Can't Win - Listen!
4. 20 Miles - Listen!
5. The Lost Man - Listen!
6. For Love - Listen!
7. 11 Ways to Get Into the House - Listen!
8. Saskatchewan - Listen!
9. Talk to Me - Listen!
10. Next Big Thing - Listen!
11. The Train Ride - Listen!