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Martha L. Healy

Martha was raised on a diet of The Eagles, The Traveling Wilburys, Bruce Springsteen and

folk heroes, The Dubliners. These were – and still are - staples of the Healy family vinyl

collection.  

 

At the same time, in her native Scotland, she was listening to female artists like Sheryl Crow,

Carol King, Dolly Parton and Patsy Cline and picked up the guitar to start writing her own

songs.  

 

Her new album, “Keep the Flame Alight” was written mostly in Nashville in the

Autumn/Winter of 2016 and she returned there to record in Oct 2017, with David Spicher in

the producer’s chair. The album was released on 5th October 2018 at Glasgow Americana

Festival and followed up with a tour of Scotland and England. It entered the ITunes Country

charts at no. 11 and has received praise for its lyrical and melodic content.


It features a host of Music City’s best players, including Todd Lombardo on guitars and

mandolin (Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour/Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift), Eamon

McLoughlin on fiddle/strings (Rodney Crowell/Emmylou Harris) and Bill Cooley on guitar

(Nanci Griffith) to name a few.

 

Live festival performances to date include C2C (Glasgow & London), Glasgow Americana

Festival, Eden Festival (Scottish Borders), Southern Fried Festival (Perth) and HebCelt (Isle of

Lewis).

Martha has recently played at Celtic Connections in her hometown of Glasgow and

showcased officially at AMA UK’s AmericanaFest in Hackney.


List of upcoming gigs:  Thursday 16/05 - Glasgow, Songs In The South The Glad Cafe with David Starr Music and Al Shields Music - Tickets

Friday 17/05 - Aberdeen, Songwriters' Circle Almost Blue Promotions with Dave & Al - Tickets

Friday 24/05 - MHOR Festival at Monachyle Mhor Hotel - Stage time 16:00 - Tickets

Saturday 25/05 Arisaig Americana Music Festival - Stage Time TBC - Tickets

Friday 31/05 Suffolk Red Rooster Festival Americana Music Association UK Stage curated by Sunny Ozell - stage time TBC - Tickets



King D & The Black Knights




"Just making good music that we like. Hope you like it too."

"something for the real people”.

~ King D


King D grew up on the street of East London. With rough up brings he found his way to the music department at school and eventually mastered the electric bass. After some major highs with his band including touring internationally. King D decided to channel his energy help young people who were at risk of gang violence on the streets that raised him. Yet, King D never forget his musical roots continuing to play in various bands while supporting young artists. Now King D is releasing his first solo project. Yes, you will finally be able to hear his gritty vocals, poignant lyrics as well as his instrumental skills. King D has spent years mastering his craft with the very best. Listen to ‘Revolution’ and truly see what he can do.


Here are what some of his fans had to say about him:

Geneve 12/12/17 “I just want to thank you for your existence. I'm not able to find words for the feeling I have when I listen to your songs. It was pure chance that I have found you on N1M..and I'm so glad about it. Well, my favorite song is 'REVOLUTION'. keep spreading your music!"

Roberta - 11/22/17 “Hello, I give an early Thanks to you this season. Not a day goes by I don't listen to your music. It's awesome and looking forward to many more great works by you”


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