by Martha Bassett
Photo by Christine Rucker
Martha Bassett’s pristine voice rings true in “The Plow,” an articulate song that explores darkness and new birth. It’s one of many roots music tracks that explore healing in hard times on her album, “Dark of The Night.” Other noteworthy songs on the new release include strong covers such as “Sin City” by Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman and “Blue” by Lucinda Williams. Martha’s bandmates include Pat Lawrence (bass, vocals), Sarah Howell-Miller (keyboards, percussion, vocals), Alex McKinney (dobro), Russell Kelly (guitar), and Fiona Burdette (cello, mandolin).
Classical trained, Bassett grew up singing hymns in a church choir. Her emotional honesty makes folks feel she’s singing directly to them, and her repertoire includes jazz, swing, bluegrass, country, folk, torch and Americana. Learn more about this versatile songstress and her upcoming shows at marthabassett.com
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