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Kathleen (kat330) Martin

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Kathleen (kat330) Martin

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Location:New Albany, Indiana
Year(s):2012 - 2017
Categorized as:Folk / Acoustic, Blues, Pop, Rhythm and Blues, Experimental
Members:Vocals: Kathleen Martin
Guitars: Kathleen Martin
Keyboards: Kathleen Martin
Various other instruments: Kathleen Martin
Featured pianist on Shanghaied and East St. Louis Blues: Damien Riba
Website:freemusicarchive.org/music/kathleen_martin
Label:Culture Pulse
Total Request:859 (425 downloads, 434 plays)
Total Request:859 (425 downloads, 434 plays)
About:
For music fans who think outside the boxy confines of genre labels, Kathleen (kat330) Martin is a singer-songwriter who offers sounds ranging from sweet to sassy and reedy to brassy; from lofty to lowdown and soulful to hoedown; from serious to silly and urban to hillbilly—self-produced, arranged for and performed on a variety of string and keyboard instruments.

"Like so many music-makers from the southern Midwest, it was family singalongs, piano lessons, church / ...  read more

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With support from: Arts Council and the City of IndianapolisIndiana Arts CommissionNational Endowment for the Arts

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120 requests

 2013, Culture Pulse,

All instrumental parts, vocals, arrangements and production by Kathleen Martin

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    01 Cantique de Noël
     
     
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    02 Personent Hodie [Inst.]
     
     
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    03 Un Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabella
     
     
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    04 Veni, Emmanuel
     
     
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    05 My Itty Bitty Christmas Ditty
     
     
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    06 Pat-a-pan
     
     
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    07 Stille Nacht
     
     

 
 
219 requests

 2016, Culture Pulse,

Seven spacey and earthy tracks that take you up in space and keep you down to earth. Written, performed and produced between 2012 and 2016 by Kathleen Martin.

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    Transistor Sister
     
     
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    Shanghaied
     
     
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    Play on Words
     
     
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    Love Reigned
     
     
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    Waltz to a Wood Thrush
     
     
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    Lighten Up
     
     
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    Glad Gliese
     
     

 
 
161 requests

 2016, Culture Pulse,

A set of mostly acoustic blues tracks comprised of newly written and unique arrangements of traditional folk-blues songs. Recorded and produced between 2012 and 2015.

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    East St Louis Blues
     
     
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    Candy Man
     
     
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    Busier-than-thou Blues
     
     
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    Richland Woman Blues
     
     
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    Fixin'
     
     
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    Frankie's Blues
     
     
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    Haunted House of the Rising Sun
     
     

 
 
142 requests

 2017, Culture Pulse,

A mix of original instrumental pieces with some wordless vocalizing and traditional folk music featuring my own or revised lyrics. All arranged, performed, recorded and produced by Kathleen "kat330" Martin 2013-2015.

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    Waltz to a Wood Thrush [inst.]
     
     
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    Copper Kettle
     
     
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    Gracewater Waltz [inst.]
     
     
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    El Preso Numero Nueve
     
     
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    Kat's paJAMas [inst.]
     
     
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    Lady in Waiting
     
     
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    Resolution #9
     
     

 
 
129 requests

 2017, Culture Pulse,

A set of six retro quirks of protest and parody about folks we all hope never to be or become (except maybe at Halloween ;). Backing boogie track on Bipolar Vortex Boogie by John Laurence Poletti. Otherwise, all written, arranged, performed and produced by Kathleen Martin 2013-2017.

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    Bipolar Vortex Boogie [Drrr-ama!]
     
     
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    Major Melon Farmer
     
     
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    Player vs Player
     
     
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    Swamp Guinea
     
     
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    I Disown You [Spoken and Sung]
     
     
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    Doughy White Middle-aged Men [Run, Rule, Ruin the World]
     
     

 
 
129 requests

 2017, Culture Pulse,

Here's a set of "spoken weird" compositions with my spoken words over my own music, or over classical compositions corresponding to the text. Track #1 is my rhyming summation of Kafka's "Metamorphosis" over my original music. I used a special effect here to lower my voice as the narrator, Gregor Samsa. Tracks #2 and #5 are just me having some goofy fun: the former resulted from a challenge I was given by a Soundcloud artist to do an Eartha Kitt-ish "good girl to bad" transformation; the latter was a challenge to myself to weave together a narrative using as many pairs of words that appear as if they should rhyme, but in fact have very different pronunciations.

Tracks #3 and #6 are stanzas in limerick format representing a writing phase I went through in the '80s with much of that work published in light verse magazines. The main humor and wit of these pieces involve homophones, so seeing the written text while listening is pretty important to catching the puns. You can always find track descriptions plus lyrics for what I post here at: https://kat330.bandcamp.com/album/words-over-music-spoken-word-tracks.

Tracks #4 and #7 are deadly serious political pieces, the former about #45 for me (and US) and the latter about what we're doing to our environment to affect quality of life for all future generations. Written, arranged, performed and produced by Kathleen Martin 2013-2017.

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    GREGORian Chance
     
     
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    Nice to Be Naughty
     
     
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    Composure
     
     
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    I Disown You [Spoken Word]
     
     
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    (Busted) Rhymes [A Nhyming Narrative]
     
     
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    Ballad of the Bard [Will Hath-not-a-way with Anne]
     
     
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    Getting Real
     
     

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