Martin Kerr, of Edmonton, Alberta, arrives in Ottawa for a very short visit. We are lucky to have him join us for an intimate evening house concert, sharing his original music.
Martin released a new album, “Better than Brand-New” on July 1 at Rogers Place Arena in Edmonton, where he opened for Sarah McLachlan. That independent album, ‘Better Than Brand-New’, debuted at #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart the same week. He was also named Edmonton Male Artist of the Year in June at the 2017 Edmonton Music Awards.
Martin will be joined for a couple of songs by Ottawa’s own Ursula Schultz and her wonderful violin.
Here are the house concert deets:
Thursday, September 28th at 7:30 pm. (arrival starting at 7 pm)
$25 per person
Brookmill Lane, Gloucester. (please contact for exact address, it is a private home)
Please bring a snack or a sweet to share if you wish.
Email email@example.com or call 613-299-6535 to reserve your seats!
Clicking “going” or “interested” on the FaceBook is event is lovely but your seat is only reserved via email or phone call.
More about Martin Kerr:
Born and raised in the English countryside, Martin Kerr has built his career, one passer-by at a time, busking and performing for public and private audiences across the globe. With just a guitar (and sometimes a cello accompanist) his engaging storytelling and soaring vocals are enough to captivate any audience. Often compared to the best of the 1970’s troubadours – Cat Stevens, James Taylor, John Denver – Martin’s anthemic modern-folk connects with listeners of all ages.
While travelling in China, Martin met a Canadian girl, who became his stalker and then later his wife and mother of his three children. The unique story of their courtship often forms an integral and charming part of his live show. Now established in Edmonton, Martin plays for thousands of people every year, including folk clubs, festivals and concert venues, such as the Winspear Centre – a 1700-seat theatre which he independently sold out for his own show on May 24 this year.
You might even hear this little bit…
About Ursula Schultz:
Native of Shawville, QC Ursula Schultz is steeped in the Ottawa Valley fiddling tradition. Well-versed in Celtic rock, Irish, Folk, French Canadian and Crossover music Ursula puts her own spin on traditional and modern tunes as well as creating original compositions. Ursula is currently working in studio on new original material, which is so tender and sweet or so lively and danceable.