SINGER-guitarist Carrie Martin will be appearing at Frodsham’s Castle Park Art Centre on Friday September 17 in a show which had to be cancelled last year because of Covid.
Carrie is a true, born and bred Yorkshire lass, born in Hull and first picked up a guitar when she was four, making her first public performance when she was nine. She played clubs alongside her father, also a guitar-vocalist and by her teens she had made a name for herself locally with her songs played on local radio.Then she changed tack, dropping the guitar to front bands as a “rock chick” for a while.
After marrying and having children her guitar was confined to the loft where it gathered dust for two decades while Carrie took up a new pastime – long distance running. A chance meeting with an old acquaintance in 2011 led her to retrieve the guitar from the loft and after some refresher lessons it all came back to her.
She attended a concert by guitarist-composer Gordon Giltrap only to be invited to step in as a support act.. Soon after she released her debut album which won rave comments from Gordon who became her mentor and close friend. His comment was: “It’s pretty obvious from the moment you hear Carrie Martin sing that she is an outstanding vocalist with passion in each breath. Don’t be too sidetracked by that voice and stage persona and well crafted songs, because you might just miss the fact that she is a fine guitar player as well!”
Castle Park say Carrie blends thoughtful words with exquisite guitar playing and that her voice has more than a touch of Kate Bush and Joni Mitchell
Guest guitarist Michael Gough will be appearing with Carrie and the show starts at 7.30pm