Her lifetime of songwriting is evident, despite this upcoming album being her debut.” - The East

Maggie MacLean

For someone who only just reentered the music scene, she’s got the sort of clear-eyed musical identity that usually only comes from having spent a long time figuring out who one is as an artist.” - Roots Music Canada

Heather Kitching

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Self-acceptance and Healing

are amongst the themes that pervade Kristen's songs.  Anyone who has pondered the meaning of it all will find something to relate to in these songs.  Intimate and laid back, Kristen's evocative voice rests on a bed of catchy acoustic rhythms, dreamy guitar riffs, warm standup bass notes and steady beats.  Her thought provoking lyrics are an inspirational lift, that remind the listener to slow down and enjoy the moment.  

Coming Home

Kristen Martell

A quiet wind chime is the first sound you hear on the new EP from Kristen Martell, a women whose music contains a lifetimes worth of wisdom. What follows that brief moment of serenity is a journey into hidden dreams and unspoken feelings in the form of six acoustic pop gems.

The need for self acceptance and healing are amongst the themes that pervade Kristen's songs. 'Fade Away' tells the story of the author disappearing into a cabin in the wilderness and reemerging with a new outlook, while the aching 'Thoughts of You' reveals the artist's inner struggle with putting her needs above the needs of others. Kristen's nuanced thoughtfulness gives these feelings space to breathe, allowing for multiple interpretations with each listen.

Kristen shows another side of herself on album highlight 'Ain't No Obstacle', a funky blues inspired ode to self confidence and progress, before closing out with the cathartic 'Home'. Anyone who has found themselves lost in thought pondering the meaning of it all will find something to relate to in Kristen's songs.
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Previous events

Date Event Location
New Scotland Brewery New Scotland Brewery, Halifax, NS New Scotland Brewery, Halifax, NS
The Osprey Nest Petite Rivière, NS Petite Rivière, NS
CANCELLED due to COVID - Circolo Art and Cultural Center Circolo Art and Cultural Center, Campbellton, NB Circolo Art and Cultural Center, Campbellton, NB
Songwriter Circle - Kristen Martell, Daniel James McFadyen and Sarah McInnes Online via Sidedoor Online via Sidedoor
CANCELLED Due to COVID -Trellis Cafe CANCELLED Due to COVID -Trellis Cafe, Hubbards, NS. CANCELLED Due to COVID -Trellis Cafe, Hubbards, NS.
Petite Riviere Winery Petite Riviere Winery, Petite Rivière, NS Petite Riviere Winery, Petite Rivière, NS
CANCELLED Due to COVID Rolled Oat, Wolfville Rolled Oat, Wolfville
Songwriters Circle - with Kristen Martell, Darrel Cameron and Amelia Bishop Facebook LIVE from the Barn Coffeehouse Facebook LIVE from the Barn Coffeehouse
CANCELLED Due to COVID - Songwriter Sessions Kingstreet Beer Co., Bridgewater, NS Kingstreet Beer Co., Bridgewater, NS
Songwriters Circle with Terra Spencer, Norma MacDonal and Kristen Martell Online Show via Sidedoor, NS Online Show via Sidedoor, NS
CANCELLED due to COVID - Sunday Sessions Thunder and Lightning, Sackville, NB Thunder and Lightning, Sackville, NB
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID - Living Roots Music Festival Tipsy Muise, Fredericton, NB Tipsy Muise, Fredericton, NB
CANCELLED - Cafe C'est La Vie Moncton, NB Moncton, NB
CANCELLED - Mill Cove Coffee House CANCELLED - Mill Cove Coffee House, Miramichi, NB CANCELLED - Mill Cove Coffee House, Miramichi, NB
Facebook LIVE from the Carleton The Carleton, Halifax, NS The Carleton, Halifax, NS
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID - The Barn Mahone Bay, NS Mahone Bay, NS
Tiny House Tuesday's Facebook and Instagram Live Facebook and Instagram Live
Tiny House Tuesday's Facebook and Instagram Live Facebook and Instagram Live
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID - Dinner Series The Carleton, Halifax, NS The Carleton, Halifax, NS
Tiny House Tuesday's Facebook and Instagram Live Facebook and Instagram Live

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