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Martha's Trouble

January 2012


Kickstarter Campaign Launched Last Week To Fund The Project

“Dreamland has come and it is peaceful, it's where imaginations fly.
These safe and loving arms that keep you, will always be by your side.”

– “Goodnight Sweet Child” by Martha’s Trouble

Americana folk/pop duo Martha’s Trouble has announced its plan to record an album of lullabies for children. The still-untitled project will be funded via a Kickstarter campaign, which kicked off last week and will run through Friday, February 17, 2012. (Bitly link to Kickstarter campaign: Current plans for the album from the husband and wife team of Jen and Rob Slocumb will have it available just in time for Mother’s Day with a release date of May 8, 2012.
Says band member Jen Slocumb of the album: “Since we’ve been touring the country for years, I've had mothers come up to me all the time and say, ‘My child knows your voice,’ ‘We play your music for my children and it calms them down.’ We've been asked time and time again, ‘When are you going to do a children's CD?’ Well, this is it – we are recording a collection of songs that will include traditional as well as original lullabies. These are the songs that we sing to our kids and have since they were babies. Even now, I put on our CD's as the kids go to sleep at night. Wilson, our 6-year-old son, always wants to hear music as he goes to sleep. The Martha's Trouble lullaby album will be a collection of music that works not only for babies, but for older children as well. In this busy world that our kids are growing up in, we all need a little peace and we hope that this music will bring a little of that to children at bedtime.”
The duo plans to embark on a summer tour in support of the new album (tour dates will be announced in the spring). Martha’s Trouble most recently completed the “At Your House” concert tour in the fall of 2011, which saw them performing at house concerts ranging across the East Coast and Southeast. The “At Your House” tour was in support of their most recent release, “Anchor Tattoo,” which was released in February 2011. “Anchor Tattoo” was the band’s tenth self-released record and the follow up to “Forget October,” which came out five years prior. Said Billboard of the record: “With its 10th album, 'Anchor Tattoo,' the Alabama-based husband-and-wife duo Martha's Trouble continues to intensify the mystery as to why it remains a hidden gem.”