Martha Bassett
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Martha Bassett


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"Recent Reviews"

"The full versatility of Bassett's voice has now come to the forefront with the release of Mortal Flesh, a stylistic reach for Bassett and a pitch-perfect album of faith that humanizes her angelic voice like no project before." "The album is extraordinary--by some margin Bassett's best and truest work." "Bassett sounds loose and relaxed, deeply in touch with the material and the musicians."
--Ed Bumgardner, Relish Magazine

"The album is strangely soothing and always satisfying. Though every track sounds as if it would have fit nicely onto the soundtrack of O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the source material is varied: a French carol with 4th-century lyrics, a song from the Carter family, an Irish melody, a traditional Shaker song. Bassett's beautiful voice becomes haunting....hear firsthand how Bassett explores life's mysteries without trying to answer them."
--Justin Hayes, Greensboro News and Record

Bassett has a penchant for folk and traditional music...of interest to fans of gospel music as well as those who are looking for material that might adapt well to the bluegrass "take."
--Hilary West, Bluegrass Now

Musical Resonance-- "How tedious and tasteless the hours when Jesus no longer I see," Martha Bassett sings halfway through Mortal Flesh, her clear voice ringing. Guitar, banjo, dobro, and fiddle accompany standards such as "Be Thou My Vision" and less well-known arrangements such as her rendition of "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence," which combines the tune of a French carol with 4th century words from the liturgy of St. James. A smooth and satisfying sound.
--Sojourners Magazine - Magazines


"Sinner's Prayer" 2009
"In Your Dreams" 2006
"Mortal Flesh" 2004
Martha and the Moodswingers "Gone" 2001
Martha and the Moodswingers "Hepcats Holiday" 1999



North Carolinians have known Martha's music for some time, but in the past couple of years she's been finding a new audience throughout the southeast due to increased touring, her work on the Sony Classics film JUNEBUG, festival appearances, and numerous articles in the press. Her talent is unquestionable and she surrounds herself with the best. They have opened for Lyle Lovett, played Merlefest, Shakori Hills, and are currently touring the east coast while recording a new disc, "Sinner's Prayer." Although they are known for their ability to incorporate jazz, country, traditional, and rock standards into the live shows, it is their original music that fans appreciate most.