The Chris Martin Trio

The Chris Martin Trio

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“Chris Martin has the attitude and the chops to resurrect the rowdy roots of Rock! A good time is guaranteed for all!”
-Terry Pulliam
Owner/Producer Soundmarket Recording – Halifax, NS

Biography

--2012 Music Nova Scotia & 2013 East Coast Music Association "Blues Recording of the Year" nominee.

--Upcoming full length recording "Paper in the Breeze", due Spring 2013, on Let's Riot! Music.

At any moment Chris Martin can be found performing, recording, writing, leading, hosting, producing, and organizing musical ventures. Currently he is laying down some rockabilly blues with the pounding rhythm section of Stu Hayward/upright bass, Dru Donovan/drums.

Honing his chops for seven years as the front man for "Chris Martin & The Trouble Shooters", his singing and guitar playing leads the ensemble through energetic jump blues and rock n' roll standards- plus originals with modern twists.

He has been traveling with his bands, as a solo act, and as accompaniment for burlesque performers across the Maritimes,including Halifax, Moncton, Charlottetown, Sydney, St. Andrew's, Yarmouth, Truro, Fox Mountain), and also to Toronto and Montreal.

Cmart has also developed into the role of producer, as can be heard on The Trouble Shooters' latest full length, "A Whole 'Nother Thang"(2012 ), and his upcoming "Paper in the Breeze"(Spring 2013).

With his partner Tiffany Spencer, Chris founded an independent record label "Let's Riot! Music", with his responsibilities including artist development and production. As if all that wasn't enough to keep busy- Chris also co-produces, and co-hosts the highly successful monthly showcase series "Rockabilly Riot" in Halifax.

Lyrics

Clean White Shirt

Written By: Chris Martin


1)
In a world where everybody's wearing black I'm on the scene in a clean white shirt
You know by that it's a natural fact that I mean to stay clean of dirt
I don't want no trouble, so let me get this off my chest
Hands off of the shirt- you don't get hurt, no big five cleaner if you don't make no mess

2)
That story about my clean white shirt begins just like any other day
By the time the story ends it turns out a whole different way
It starts out in the morning with the boots and the jeans, a clean white shirt and I'm on the scene
Ends up in the night-time acting mean in a barbecue incident- mustard stain on my sleeve

3)
I don't know, but I've been told-a clean white shirt is just a matter of style
I know for sure since twelve years old I've been rocking one all the while
A clean white shirt is basic- it's basically fresh and clean
Anyhow for what it's worth- I live my life dressed in a clean white shirt

4)
In a world where everybody's wearing black I'm on the scene in a clean white shirt
You know by that it's a natural fact that I mean to stay clean of dirt
I don't want no trouble, so let me get this off my chest
Hands off of the shirt- you don't get hurt, no big five cleaner if you don't make no mess

Discography

"Down on Agricola Street" LP independently released June 2008

"A Whole 'Nother Thang" LP independently released November 2011

"Let's Riot! Music Vol. 1" Compilation released on Let's Riot! Music, Oct. 2012 (Chris Martin appears on, and produces the compilation)

"Paper in the Breeze" LP to be released on Let's Riot! Music, Spring 2013

Set List

The Chris Martin Trio are able to play 1, 2, or 3 sets of 45 minutes depending on the requirements of the show or venue.

They play original songs, as well as material by artists such as:

T-Bone Walker: T-Bone Shuffle
They Call it Stormy Monday

Muddy Waters: I'm Ready
Got My Mojo Workin'
I'm Troubled

Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode
Maybeline
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
30 Days
You Never Can Tell
Nadine
Sweet Little Sixteen
School Days

Slim Harpo: Shake Your Hips
I'm A King Bee

Johnny "Guitar" Watson:
Too Tired

Howlin' Wolf: I Aint Superstitious
Howlin' For My Darlin'

Elmore James: Shake Your Money Maker

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