In Session….


photoI am so happy to be working on my new record with Dale Murray and some of my favourite Nova Scotia musicians. We are scheming ways to make you all smile! I’ll be back with updates in the Summer, including details on where you can order my recent 5-song EP. 2013-2014 has been an incredible time of travel and music and I am looking forward to some time at home until the new album comes out. Thanks for your support! See you on the road soon. Xtina

 


February UK Tour Dates Announced & Download Christina’s new songs from her ‘Remember Me’ Project


FEBRUARY UK TOUR DATES: Please visit my SHOWS page to find out where my UK tour dates are!

This January during Alzheimer Awareness Month in Canada, I will be releasing a new song each week, starting Monday January 6th. These songs are available for FREE streaming and Mp3 download at www.christinamartin.net/rememberme. To go along with the release of each new song, stories and photos will be posted from individuals affected by dementia.

Many thanks to Americana-UK.com for the great album review in December, announcing Sleeping With A Stranger as #6 on the Americana.uk album chart in 2013, and to all the visitors who voted me to #4 Best Female Artist of 2013! Our UK single is my song Water It and we have a great new video to support the track on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OMvC3m9fQo

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Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia Partners with Singer-Songwriter Christina Martin


Nova Scotians invited to share their stories about dementia.

The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia is thrilled to be partnering with singer-songwriter Christina Martin on an exciting new project, Remember Me: Songs and Stories Relating to Dementia.

Remember Me was developed out of a series of songs written during Christina’s Artist in Residency (2011-2012) with Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, Dalhousie Geriatric Medical Research and the Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network (CDKTN). Five of the songs have been studio recorded over the past year with award winning producer Dale Murray.

Nova Scotians living with dementia, their family members, friends and partners in care are invited to participate in this project by sharing their experience with dementia through photographs, written stories or videos.

“I hope these songs provide a way for people to connect and share their own experiences relating to dementia and caring for others,” says Christina.

This January, during Alzheimer Awareness Month, Christina will be releasing a new song each week, starting on Monday, January 6th. These songs will be made available for free streaming/download at www.christinamartin.net/rememberme . To go along with the release of each new song, stories collected will be posted on Christina’s website.

“We are really excited to be working with Christina Martin on this project.” says Michele Charlton, Manager of Communications and Media Relations for the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to provide insight into what thousands of Nova Scotians are experiencing who are living with dementia, as well as their family members, friends and partners in care.”

The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 6th. Those interested in sharing their story can contact Christina by emailing christina@christinamartin.net

For more information about dementia please visit www.alzheimer.ca/en/ns


CHRISTINA MARTIN ANNOUNCES FIRST UK TOUR & NEW MUSIC VIDEO


I’m so thrilled to announce my first UK Tour Dates for February 2014.  Sleeping With A Stranger is currently #6 on the Americana UK album chart, and I am really excited to play some wonderful venues in UK (and witness Dale driving on the other side of the road!). Check my TOUR DATES HERE. Watch my NEW MUSIC VIDEO for my song WATER IT.   This video was shot entirely in Dachau Germany with a great video team and a lot of community support.


Rolling Stone Reviews Sleeping With A Stranger


image_1I was pretty excited to find my first Rolling Stone Magazine review in a tiny corner store near the Altstadt in Munich this week! I can hardly wait to play Rolling Stone Weekender November 22/23!! image


HELLO EUROPE!


Hallo Alle! I have arrived in the lovely city of Dachau Germany, where  I will live while we tour over 60 shows in Mainland Europe.  My album Sleeping With A Stranger is officially coming out September 13 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and we will also be playing shows in Netherlands and Belgium this Fall.

And now, I should practice my German …

Christina Martin_SWS VideoHaben Sie meine neues Musikvideo gesehen? Es war so viel Spaß zu machen! Click on this photo (left) to watch.

Back to English….

Thanks to Duesenberg Guitars Dale and I have some fine new instruments to bring on tour with us! And also, special thanks to the City of Dachau for inviting us.

Hey, did I tell you that I am really looking forward to playing Rolling Stone Weekender Festival November 22/23 near the Baltic Sea!?

You can see all of our tour dates HERE, and watch as I post photos and tour notes on my Facebook Page over the next five-six months HERE.

Tschau!

Christina


My Summer Shows!!


Photo By Lindsay Duncan

Hello! After some house work and writing, happy to announce I will be performing at some of my favorite Maritime venues and some new spots this summer. It will be a treat to sing in NB at The Hullaballo and Rising Tide Festivals for the first time.  In addition to some other great venues, I’m teaming up with writer-broadcaster Stephanie Domet (host of Mainstreet on CBC Radio One and Atlantic Airwaves on CBC Radio One and Two) August 14 at The Carleton in Halifax. Stephanie will be reading from her forthcoming novel from Invisible Publishing, Fallsy Downsies, and I will have some new tunes to sing. I look forward to seeing everyone at the shows before Dale and I depart for five months of hard/fun work in Mainland Europe. I have at least three big announcements coming soon about Europe and new songs!!!

Hope you are happy and healthy, and I hope to see you soon!

Christina

 


2013 CANADA/US SPRING TOUR DATES!!


Happy Spring!

I have cross-Canada shows for the first time since the album came out (including some US shows)!! Please tweet and help us by spreading the word and dragging/encouraging your friends and family to come to the shows.

FOR TOUR INFO VISIT MY SHOWS PAGE

Thanks to CBC and all my fans for voting online and helping keep my song Falling For You on the CBC Radio2 Top20 chart for FIVE MONTHS!

See you soon!

Xtina


East Coast Music Award Nominations/CBC Radio 2 Top 20 Countdown Update/ ‘Falling For You’ Radio Version Available For Purchase on CD Baby Now!


Hello Friends and Fans,

I was thrilled to perform at the ECMA Press Conference in Halifax January 15, and  to find out about my  two 2012 ECMA Nominations for Pop Recording of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year (Marina). I wish all the nominees the best of luck, and I look forward to performing at the ECMA Gala Award Show in Halifax this year with my band!!

On the CBC Countdown front, Falling For You is currently #10 (Week of February 22) on the CBC Radio 2 Top 20 Chart, and spent  five weeks in a row as #1 on the online voting chart. Keep voting to keep it moving up the Top 20 chart! All digital sales and online voting help.

Purchase the extended Radio Version of the song on CD Baby HERE .

VOTE for CBC Radio 2 Top 20 Countdown HERE: http://music.cbc.ca/#/The-Radio-2-Top-20

THANK YOU!!!

Christina


‘Falling For You’ is currently #17 on CBC Radio 2 Top 20 Chart


Thanks to your support ‘Falling For You’ was #1 this week on the online voting chart, and today the song debuted at #17 on the CBC Radio 2 Top 20 Chart! http://music.cbc.ca/#/The-Radio-2-Top-20

Now the real voting begins, so please follow the link above, listen to the show and spread the word to your friends. All the digital downloads and listener voting will help us climb the chart. Very exciting!

Happy Holidays and warm wishes for 2013!

Christina