Sunday, February 04, 2007

Upcoming Releases: Martha Scanlan - The West Was Burning

Martha Scanlan's hauntingly beautiful vocals and the poetic imagery of her songwriting were cornerstones of the Reeltime Travelers, one of the most popular old-time string bands in recent years, and a favorite on the Bus.

Martha’s first solo release, The West Was Burning, was produced by Dirk Powell and features Powell as well as Levon Helm and members of the band Ollabelle. A few years ago Martha Scanlan won first and second place in the Bluegrass and Country songwriting competition at MerleFest with her songs "Little Bird of Heaven" and "Hallelujah".

The West Was Burning is scheduled to be on store shelves February 13th or can be ordered from Sugar Hill Records.

Martha Scanlan - Seeds of the Pine.mp3

Martha Scanlan - Went to See the Gypsy.mp3

Martha is currently touring, check her Tour Schedule.
If you'll be in Virginia on March 4th, join us at her show in Charlottesville at Gravity Lounge.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's fantastic, the writing, the singing makes you want to get in your truck and head West. And man, the folks on that CD! Did you hear Levon Helm shouting "Hallelujah!" and everybody laughing after "Get Right Church"? And Dirk Powell savvy enough to keep that on the track!

February 05, 2007 7:57 AM  
Blogger Ed said...

I argee.
The West Was Burning is already on my list of best releases of 2007.

February 05, 2007 9:58 PM  

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