Fishpond gig for rising music star

Christina Martin
Christina Martin

The Fishpond in Matlock Bath is the venue on Wednesday, February 12, for a performance by Christina Martin, as part of her UK tour.

Christina Martin has been developing her reputation in Canada for strong songwriting and timeless storytelling via her melodic Americana/Country-pop songs over the last few years.

Winner of the 2012 Female Recording of the Year at the Nova Scotia Music Awards and an East Coast Music Award Winning artist, her songwriting reflects the emotional highs and lows that we all experience as we travel the road of life.

Christina’s vocal style is romantic yet ultimately wistful, reminiscent of the music she grew up with including Lucinda Williams, The Jayhawks and Wilco.

Water It, is the lead single from her award-winning album and the perfect song to introduce UK audiences to one of Nova Scotia’s most beloved musical exports.

The UK gets its first chance to see and hear Christina Martin when she tours in England for the first time. Travelling with her on this run of dates is respected guitar and lap/pedal steel player Dale Murray (The Guthries, Cuff The Duke).

Murray’s playing can be heard throughout Martin’s recordings and he is an acknowledged virtuoso of the guitar.

Doors open at 8pm. For ticket details, see www.thefishpondmatlockbath.co.uk

n The Family Film Night event returns to Starkholmes Village Hall, by popular demand.

The latest screening is on Saturday, February 8.

Organisers are showing the adventure movie Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters. The charge is £4 a person and £13 for a family of four.

There will be a licensed bar for adults (all children must be accompanied by an adult) and a candy/popcorn bar for the children. Doors open at 5.45pm, the film starts at 6.30pm.