MARTHA'S TROUBLE FORGET OCTOBER CD
When they released Sleeping Dogs two years ago, Rob and Jen Slocumb were
simply hoping to make a good record that would sell. They had worked to produce
a disc that would attract attention from bigger record labels and make Martha’s
Trouble a more recognizable entity on the folk music scene.
The Canadian music duo got what they were bargaining for and much more. Sleeping
Dogs is MT’s best selling release to date and has garnered a fair share of
attention from the folk music industry. The CD also captured the attention of
booking agents and even landed a tune, "Some Peace Tonight," in a CBS movie
called It Must Be Love starring Ted Danson and Mary Steenbergen.
“That record got us in the door with people,” said Rob, who manages the
day-to-day business aspects for the husband-wife team. The effort grabbed rave
reviews and earned Martha’s Trouble some hard to land festival dates where the
couple have rubbed elbows with stellar artists like Greg Brown.
Now, Rob and Jen Slocumb are poised for even greater success with their new
release entitled Forget October. “This disc represents a departure for us,” said
Jen, lead vocalist for the group. “We’ve taken some chances artistically and
these songs reflect our creative growth.”
“We just try to be real and personal with our songs,” said Jen. “Rob and I make
music from our hearts and we share it with our audiences as though they were
friends we haven’t seen in a while.”
"We wanted to take our time with this album (Forget October) and not be on any
deadline. Our thinking with this is that we could really make a good record."
- Rob Slocumb
"The stoic guitarist stays in the back-ground, seemingly absorbed in his craft.
Just down the stage, his diminutive partner steps up to an odd-looking African
drum rig - and the music begins. When she leans toward the microphone a soft,
childlike vulnerability and a haunting signature ripple in her voice finding its
way irresistibly into every song..." - The Room
1. City Skyline
2. Don't Hide Away
3. I Know
5. Through the Mystery
6. Sign of Life
7. Cold Rain
8. Forget October
9. Sweet Irene
12. She Hears a Train