Can art save us?
Yes definitely, art transcends so many boundaries. It is the social barometer by which we measure a society. Because we are human and moved we create art, and because we are human and feel, we are deeply moved by it. Art is what we look back on and are so impressed by; a handprint on a wall, a memory of that constant question about the meaning of life, and our place in it. Art will always matter.
"Martha's songs are wistful narratives dressed in a beguiling sophisticated and focused musicality that project an unaffected and refreshing sincerity.' " - Nigel Westlake (Composer, ARIA award winner, Miss Potter, Babe, Paper Planes).
In 2015, Martha recorded her unique and evocative vocal and acoustic guitar version of Randy Newman's 'It Feels Like Home' for the QANTAS campaign. Her authenticity was noted by Randy Newman himself. Saying that ‚'She meant it, and made other people feel it.'
More recently, Martha received an Australian Arts Council and PPCA grant to undertake a major recording project of her original songs with a 17 piece string ensemble. Her debut album Medicine Man is now ready for release but has been postponed until February 2021 due to Covid:19.
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