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Martin Kerr

Sat, Mar 5, 2022 @ 12:00 am @

Community: La Ronge Arts Council

Artist Website: www.martinkerrmusic.com

"Wow, Martin Kerr - what a voice! Pristine, measured, beautiful." - Sarah McLachlan
"Had me in tears" - Bruce Cockburn
Martin Kerr might be the only artist in the world to have played 300 live shows during 2020-21. When Covid-19 cancelled all his touring and festival plans for 2020, he launched 'Stay Home Street Concerts' instead. As soon as the snow melted (in his adopted hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) he was out on the streets every day, bringing music and hope to the masses, one block at a time. From their driveways, balconies and front lawns, every show finished with the whole street singing ‘You’re Amazing’, the uplifting, instantly singable hit from Kerr’s latest album. (It's earned radio play across Canada, the UK and the Netherlands and climbed to #4 on the Spotify Viral Chart.) The street tour was a return to his roots. Martin built his career from the streets, one passer-by at a time, for ten years before his breakout success in 2017. In a matter of weeks he went from busking to selling out the 1700 seat Winspear Centre, then opening for Sarah McLachlan at a 20,000 seat stadium, and landing his album in the Canada Top 10. It was an arrival of sorts for this globe-trotting singer-songwriter, having racked up passport stamps from 35 countries on his musical travels. On his current tour, Martin is accompanied by internationally renowned Scottish cellist and composer Christine Hanson.


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