We’re very delighted to have confirmed Martha Reich singer songwriter for UNIFY FEST 2016 in Santa Fe, NM.
“Martha Reich sings with the fierce vocal Grace of a James Taylor and the Soulful emotion of a Judy Collins. Her sensitive rendition of “Hank” Mancini’s ‘Moon River’ would touch the very heart of Audrey Hepburn herself, had she experienced this tender LISTENING pleasure. Perspective words, combined with penetrating sounds, emanate from Martha’s acoustic guitar, sure to reverberate the Heartstrings of any awakened Soul.”
– Kimberley Ashley, Fashion & Textile Designer
With vocals reminiscent of icons like Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez and an originality impossible to duplicate, Marthaʼs songs possess an exquisite poetry, capturing the depth of personal and universal subjects, while tapping into something true and real for all that listen deeply with their minds as well as hearts. Inspired by the contradictions of everyday life; Anchored by the truth and beauty of natureʼs elements, Martha is an authentic troubadour. She delivers her songs with beauty, intelligence and honesty that gives new meaning to similar moments in our own lives.
Reich has received a Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement, for Protest Music and Emerging Artist in the 2016 Global Music Awards, 2015 Southwest Independent Music Awards Winner and 2014 New Mexico Music Awards Winner for Best Folk Song. She has performed at some of the most respected venues in New Mexico, through out the country and internationally.
Most recently her music can be heard on the internet radio stations of “PANDORA” Radio and “Women of Substance Radio”.
Her deep roots in traditional folk and story telling shine through each and every one of her original works. Ira Gordon—Host of Santa Fe’s KBAC radio—calls Martha “the closet thing to Joni Mitchell that Santa Fe has.”
“I love your music” … Sam Shepard, Playwright and Actor.
” Martha’s music transcends tradition and language in a way that is moving, honest, and rare. Each song feels as though she’s written it just for you–to tell you something important about life”. … Gregg Braden, NY Times best selling author
“ Martha Reich has a great voice. She is flat out open and honest, and just a bit mesmerizing.” …J.W. McClure, Victory Music Review
From her three releases, “Peter Pan Says” and “I know a place” were placed in the Independent film ” Piece by Peace “.
Her instrumental version “Ballad of Buddha Blue” is found on “Gregg Braden’s MUSIC from THE DIVINE MATRIX”.
Martha is also a Certified Music Practitioner, and has played for Hospital patients, those in Hospice and people living with Alzheimer’s and Cancer.
– See more at: http://www.marthareich.com/bio/#sthash.ZWtzmr31.dpuf