FOLK ~ ROOTS
MARTHA RENAUD weaves a vibrant tapestry of “strong songwriting with a warm delivery that touches the soul.” A folk-roots singer-songwriter, Martha has been hailed as a “true balladeer,” with an “amazing new voice.” Martha’s music has, at times, an East Coast flavour and her stories set to song, are a vivid memoir, intimate and passionate, captivating listeners on and off stage.
Her debut album “Life Lines” (2015) produced by Ed Everaert Stonehedge Productions, is a heartfelt, bare bones off the floor recording and includes Martha’s trilogy which has led to her foray into the world of performing singer-songwriter.
Inspired and influenced by early folk and roots icons such as Joni Mitchell, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and James Taylor, Martha is also influenced by present time Canadian East Coast players including ,Stan Rogers, J.P. Cormier and Dave Gunning.
“Time and Tide,” (2016) Martha Renaud’s second collection is produced by J.P. Cormier owner of Cormier Sound, and includes his world-class instrumentation throughout. Dave Gunning, (who Martha heard in concert several years ago, awakening her songwriting aspirations,) adds to Martha’s strongest collection of songs to date with harmony vocals on the track “Winds of God.”
Back in the studio, Martha is hard at work laying tracks for a third album, sure to be yet another page turner with “songwriting and storytelling that draws you in.”
"Elements" is Martha's latest album with a new depth of writing and styles...recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Ed Everaert at Stonehedge Studio in Kingsville ON...
Martha has taken the helm of Windsor Folk, creating a warm, welcoming place for audience and performer alike...Windsor Folk...where the coffee's hot, the people are warm and friendly, and where music comes home!
“Martha's music draws her listeners close with a comforting tenderness both on record and in concert - one of the things I love about Martha's songs is her ability to broaden her own experiences to reflect stories of the community.”
Allison Brown - Border City Roots 99.1FM
“Martha brings great passion to songs old and new. An amazing new voice in our area. Our Two Creeks audience loved her. Martha Renaud is a true balladeer whose songs go right to the heart.”
Rick Taves, President and Founder -Wheatley Two Creeks Association
“Hearing Martha Renaud’s music is like reading a good book you just want to turn the page and read till the end. Her songwriting and storytelling draws you in. I first heard Martha at an acoustic stage open mic at Windsor Folk Music Society, and I have enjoyed watching her grow into a fine guitarist and vocalist. Her story telling style reminds me of the wonderful singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter. Martha has many stories to tell so get a copy of her latest CD and listen to her stories in song.”
Dale Butler - Founder Dale’s Friday Coffee House