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Charleston City Paper review of Frost & upcoming Dates!!

TORCH FOLK | Daphne Lee Martin
Daphne Lee Martin’s coquettish coo swoons over perky blues and cocktail jazz with a post-modern flair. While her sound is undoubtedly nostalgic, her latest LP Frost is not bound by tradition. Martin deploys plenty of contemporary elements, from the theremin in the mournful “Five Points” (before it turns into a trip-funk dance-floor banger for its final two minutes) to the noisy blues lead that opens the swinging “More Flies With Honey,” not to mention the arsenal of subtle electronic textures she employs throughout the record. As a whole, Frost is a playfully impertinent eight-song collection that sweats glammy indulgence, with Martin genre-hopping without losing her smoky torch-like bearing. She’s reminiscent of folk-tronic-loving Beth Orton in how she retains many traditional trappings without being mired in them. Frost follows last year’s earthier, thematically linked Moxie. That album, which was fueled in part by a Kickstarter campaign, was accompanied by a photographic art book developed by Martin and artist Pola Esther featuring women throughout history who have struggled to embrace their sexuality and self-expression. —Chris Parker

Don’t forget, there is a string of great full band shows coming up! Visit the SHOWS page for details…
April 3rd | Pianos Showroom (Ludlow Street NYC) 

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Badassery ensues with the Frost CD release party in New York, special guests: Lindsey Mills, Isaac Young Quartet, and Underwater Country Club.

April 4th | 33 Golden Street (New London)

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Joining us from Huntsville, AL, the amazing Amy McCarley and Andrew Sovine as well as our good pals form Newport RI, the Smokey Barrel Band! This will be a big show with all kinds of special guests, my 8th anniversary, and general homecoming madness!


April 5th | Cafe Nine (State Street New Haven)
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Also with Amy McCarley as well as New Haven’s indie darlings (and our labelmates) Elison Jackson. This is one of our favorite venues of all time and we can’t wait to share the new album here!

April 11th | Johnny D’s (Somerville MA)
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We’ve been hoping to swing a show at Johnny D’s for a while now and it’s finally here! It’s a free show too, starting at 10pm. Can’t wait to knock that off the ole bucket list with all you gorgeous Bostonese!

April 12th | Jimmy’s Saloon (Newport RI)
April 19th | Record Store Day (Telegraph NL CT)
April 26th | Acoustic Cafe (Bridgeport CT)
and many more coming!!!

New England Music Awards nomination!

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THANK YOU for the nomination! I’m up for Female Performer of the Year! 

Voting is open now, so if you’ve got a second, please head over and cast your ballot! Here is the link. There are a bunch of other great CT acts on the bill as well, so please give some love to them:

Elison Jackson 

Floyd Kellogg & Violent Mae

Little Ugly

Jennifer Hill & Co.

Isaac Young Quartet

Frank Viele
Joey Batts & Them

Echo & Drake

and Kate Callahan.

CT Music Awards Nomination for Best Singer Songwriter

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It is with the warmest heart and deepest thanks to all of you that I invite you to celebrate this year’s CT Music Awards, for which I’ve been nominated Best Singer Songwriter. The ceremony will take place on September 17th at The Bushnell Theater in Hartford. Don’t forget to visit CT.com to get tickets and more info on the other nominees and the ceremony, as well of lots of other great info on CT happenings. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for your votes and your support!

Whalie Awards | May 25th

Every year around this time, the New London County music scene gets together to throw a bash celebrating and honoring the best music we make around here, a red carpet extravaganza at Hygienic Art Park called the Whalie Awards.

whaliesLast year, Daphne Lee Martin & Raise the Rent came home with Americana Album of the Year for ‘Dig & Be Dug’ as well as best Folk/Bluegrass band and song awards. This year Daphne’s Moxie is up for Pop/Indie, Pop album of the year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. There’s still time to vote in some of the categories, here are more of the details:

THE 2013 WHALIE AWARDS
Hosted by Sean Patrick MurrayThe Whalie Awards are New London’s equivalent of the Grammys. A full-scale awards show with big performances, loud fashion and, of course, the red carpet! It is a night to celebrate local music – over 100 bands and artists from New London county and beyond are nominated. The event is the kickoff for the summer season at the Hygienic Art Park and is the major fundraiser in support of I AM Festival which returns this year for its seventh installment on September 7th, 2013.

Red Carpet – 6:00pm
The Whalie Awards – 7:00pm

Over 30 Whalies will be handed out!
Special guest presenters!
Red carpet ceremony!
And TONS more!

Like us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/thewhalieawards

Vote for the People’s Choice categories:
http://www.wailingcity.com/vote

More info & complete list of nominations:
http://www.wailingcity.com/thewhalieawards

See you on the red carpet!!