Martha Colby
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Martha Colby

Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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Across Two Rivers - c. Martha Colby 2005
Christmas Present - c. Steve Raleigh and Martha Colby 2005

Martha also appears on recordings by:
Sloan Wainwright, Gregory Douglass, Anna Dagmar, Kati Mac, Pharaoh's Daughter, Dina Regine, Andy Guthrie, David LK Murphy, Cheryl Allison, Kris Roebling, Annie Minogue, Dana Mase, The Novellas, The Syrens, Mary Connelly, Cynthia Goddeau, Dillon Bustin, The Larch, Sharon Goldman, Kay Ashley, Kirsten Williams, Meg Braun, Joe Gallant’s Illuminati, and others.


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If forced to, NYC freelance cellist, writer, singer and arranger, Martha Colby, labels her music as “acid folk”. Her debut album, Across Two Rivers, appears on the LWR Productions label, as well as her latest collaboration with Steve Raleigh, Christmas Present. “Martha's songs are beautiful and vibrant --often visiting surprising harmonic ground, and frequently loaded with environmental and political commentaries. “
As a freelancer, Martha can often be found performing with the band October Project, a duo with Anna Dagmar, jazz bands The Llama Dollies and Lyric Fury, and is principle cellist of the Hudson Opera Theater and the Spirit of America Symphonic Pops. She is featured on numerous recordings including those by Sloan Wainwright, Pharaoh’s Daughter, Gregory Douglass and Anna Dagmar to name a few. A recipient of the Joe Venuti Jazz Masters Award and several Meet the Composer grants, Martha has worked with world-renowned musicians including Matt Glaser, Billy Hart, and Kurt Rosenwinkel. She grew up in Guilford, CT