2017 is a big year for Martin Kerr. Building his career from the streets, one passer-by at a time, he now has a local following of thousands and is able to put on his own shows at major venues.
After selling out the 1800-capacity Winspear Centre on May 24th, his next step is opening for Sarah McLachlan at the 20,000-seat Rogers Place on July 1st, where he will release his new album, Not in Stores.
Often compared to the best of the 1970 troubadours - Cat Stevens, James Taylor, John Denver - Martin's anthemic modern-folk connects with listeners of all ages. In true folk tradition, he takes his music to the people wherever he can. Starting at farmer's markets, and offering CDs from his guitar case, his independently released albums have sold 17,000 copies and counting.
Martin is currently recording a brand new album with Juno-nominated producer, Stew Kirkwood. While remaining true to Martin's folk roots, the album's bold new sound showcases the range of Martin's voice and depth of his songwriting.
Martin's talent has already earned him opening spots with Andy Grammer, Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo) and Sean McCann (Great Big Sea), and now Sarah McLachlan. Expect to see him on more big stages soon.
Martin Kerr is available for bookings as a soloist, as a duo with cellist Christine Hanson, or with his 5-piece band.
Location: Edmonton, AB