THESE HANDS is Martha’s first full-length CD release, following up on the release of her 4-song EP SOMETHING GOOD in 2016.
The EP SOMETHING GOOD was an experiment to see if my musical stuff – all of it – was any good. Much to my delight, the response to SOMETHING GOOD was overwhelmingly positive, which allowed me to release some insecurities and just do the music …
The result in THESE HANDS is an unencumbered focus on what the songs are calling to themselves. I got to work with Kenny Schick again as my producer, and his exploration of texture and style in each song freed me to respond vocally to its demands and to uncover qualities of my voice that I am now confident to explore.
The two years of recording have been both wonderful and a bit harrowing for reasons that have nothing to do with music, but my focus never wavered, and my progress was slow and steady. My methodical preparation calms and centers me, allowing me to bring everything I am and can do to each session. If I didn’t love playing live so much, I could spend every day recording or prepping for recording because I love being in the studio. I am as at home in my music as I ever have been, and this is a lovely feeling.
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"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."
~ Vincent Van Gogh
released March 1, 2020
All songs by Martha Groves Perry (MapleDream Music/ASCAP)
Vocals, cello, acoustic guitar, and backing vocals by Martha Groves Perry
All other instruments and backing vocals by Kenny Schick
Recorded at ToneFreq Studio, San Jose CA by Steven Glaze and Don Budd and at Nice n Up Studios, San Francisco CA by Kenny Schick
Produced, mixed and mastered by Kenny Schick at Basement3Productions
Released by MapleDream Music
Cover photo by Katie Chapman
Cover design by Sabiné Heusler-Schick
Song Image photography by Katie Chapman, Barbara Cromarty, and Martha Groves Perry
Song image design by Martha Groves Perry
Special thanks to Scott & Katie Chapman and the New Ballet, San Jose for their hospitality during a particularly intense recording prep period in April 2019.
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