From: NM, United States
Genre: Folk, Alternative Folk, Singer Songwriter
Martha Reich, New Mexico Music Awards nominated artist in 2007 and 2012, has performed at some of the most respected venues throughout the world. From critically acclaimed performances in Australia, Canada, and Italy to the prestigious stage of New York's "The Bitter End ". Martha's music transcends tradition and language in a way that is moving, honest, and rare. Her first appreciation for music came from listening to her fathers albums of Frank Sinatra, Billy Holiday, and Peter Gun. Later in life she was influenced by such greats as: Elton John, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens and The Beatles.
From her three releases, " Peter Pan Says ", and " I know a place ", were placed in the Independent film " Peace by Peace ".
" Ballad of Buddha Blue " the instrumental composition of "Buddha Blue " was placed on the compilation CD " Gregg Braden's MUSIC from THE DIVINE MATRIX ".
With vocals reminiscent of icons like Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez and an originality impossible to duplicate, Martha’s songs possess an exquisite poetry, capturing the depth of personal and universal subjects, while tapping into something true and real for all that listen deeply with their minds as well as hearts. Inspired by the contradictions of everyday life; Anchored by the truth and beauty of nature’s elements, Martha is an authentic troubadour. Martha delivers her songs on guitar, ukelele and keyboards with beauty, intelligence and the honesty that gives new meaning to similar moments in our own lives.
Her deep roots in traditional folk and story telling shine through each and every one of her original works. Ira Gordon—Host of Santa Fe's KBAC radio—calls Martha "the closet thing to Joni Mitchell that Santa Fe has."
“I love your music” ... Sam Shepard, Playwright and Actor.
" Each song feels as though she's written it just for you--to tell you something important about life."... Gregg Braden, NY Times best selling author
“ Martha Reich has a great voice. She is flat out open and honest,
and just a bit mesmerizing “. ...J.W. McClure, Victory Music Review
Victory Music review of "In To Trees "...
" The sparse musical accompaniment is devised to assist her art/vision and become the form Reich employs, defining someone who knows where they want to take their audience.
“Buddha Blue” as, “To The Moon”, effortlessly unfolds in warmth, melody and heart. Ms. Reich truly hits her stride on the standard, “Moon River”. The treatments of this tune are a once in a lifetime ability to interrupt another’s classically crafted song and make it your own. Reich is perfect on this work, but that will have to do ".
Martha’s music is played on Radio stations across the country to include: KHEN, KBAC, KRZA, KSFR, KTOA, WMNR, KUNM, KSVR, KGLP
Martha is also a Certified Music Practitioner and plays for Hospital and Hospice Patients in New Mexico.