Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and Maine native returns

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RANGELEY – Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Rebecca Martin returns home to Maine this summer to present her original songs in an intimate concert at the Lakeside Theater,  2493 Main Street, Rangeley, with acoustic bassist Larry Grenadier on Friday, Aug. 14. Doors are at 6:30 p.m.  Showtime, 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at or by calling  207-864-5000.

Martin, originally from Rumford Point, Maine, burst onto  the New York City music scene in
the early ’90s with her group Once Blue (EMI Records). Together with her partner Jesse Harris, they recorded two  albums and toured the States with Shawn Colvin, Lisa Loeb, Squeeze and others. As a solo artist, Rebecca’s hauntingly beautiful voice and poignant  songs fill four glorious albums (several of which were selected by the New  York Times and Wall Street Journal  as “best of the year” and “critics pick”) that include ‘Thoroughfare’, ‘Middlehope’ (Fresh Sound/New Talent),  ‘People Behave Like Ballads’ (MAXJAZZ) and ‘The Growing Season’ (Sunnyside  Records).
Rebecca was the first singer invited to collaborate with  legendary jazz drummer Paul Motian (Bill
Evans, Billie Holiday) on his effort  ‘On Broadway Volume 4 or the Paradox of Continuity’ (Winter/Winter).  She has headlined at such notable venues that include Carnegie Hall, the Village Vanguard, the Bottom Line and Joe’s Pub to name only a few – and is generally accompanied by some of the world’s most sought after musicians that include  Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ben Street, John Scofield, Brian Blade, Larry Grenadier, Steve Cardenas and Bill McHenry.

Currently, Rebecca is on the Sunnyside  Records label out of New York City, and is promoting her most recent effort ‘The Growing Season’ (winner of the 8th Annual  Independent Music Award for Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album of the year in 2009). A new album of material is in pre-production for the label.

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