Happy New Year Sooke! On Saturday, January 16th the Sooke Folk Music Society is proud to sponsor Martin Kerr as the featured performer for the first coffee house of 2021. These monthly interactive events have been live on ZOOM since the health restrictions began last March. The evening starts at 7 pm with an excellent Open Stage followed by a one hour feature. Check out our website for more details.
Martin Kerr might be the only artist in the world to have played 300 live shows this last year. When Covid-19 cancelled all his touring and festival plans for 2020, he launched ‘Stay Home Street Concerts’ instead. As soon as the snow melted (in his adopted hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) he was out on the streets every day, bringing music and hope to the masses, one block at a time.
From their driveways, balconies and front lawns, every show finished with the whole street singing ‘You’re Amazing’, the uplifting, instantly singable hit from Kerr’s latest album. (It’s earned radio play across Canada, the UK and the Netherlands and climbed to #4 on the Spotify Viral Chart.)
In dark times we all need to find hope. Somehow, against all the odds, Martin Kerr is bringing music to people face-to-face, building community one street, one song at a time.
- “Wow, Martin Kerr – what a voice! Pristine, measured, beautiful.” – Sarah McLachlan
- “Had me in tears” – Bruce Cockburn