"I'd rather be surprised though it always makes me cry, like how the sun looks when it rises and goes down in your eyes."
“Martha Reich sings with the fierce vocal Grace of a James Taylor and the Soulful emotion of a Judy Collins. Her sensitive rendition of “Hank” Mancini’s ‘Moon River’ would touch the very heart of Audrey Hepburn herself, had she experienced this tender LISTENING pleasure. Perspective words, combined with penetrating sounds, emanate from Martha’s acoustic guitar, sure to reverberate the Heartstrings of any awakened Soul.”
– Kimberley Ashley, Fashion & Textile Designer
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, delivering her songs on guitar, ukelele, keyboards, Dulcimer and Banjo with beauty, intelligence and the honesty that gives new meaning to similar moments in our own lives.
2017 and 2016 Global Music Awards Winner, 2015 Southwest Independent Music Awards Winner, and 2014 New Mexico Music Awards Winner, Martha Reich, has performed at some of the most respected venues throughout the USA and internationally, opening for Kate MacLeod and sharing Festival Stages with Reverend Horten Heat and JJ Grey & Mofro.
She has released 3 full length CDs, and most recently the Award winning 2 song EP titled “PEACE HARVEST”, benefiting
the organization “Creativity for Peace”.
For more info please visit: www.creativityforpeace.com
From her three releases, “Peter Pan Says”, and ‘I know a place’, were placed in the Independent film ‘Peace by Piece’.
“Ballad of Buddha Blue”, the instrumental composition of ‘Buddha Blue’ was placed on the compilation CD “Gregg Braden’s MUSIC from THE DIVINE MATRIX”.
Martha is also a Certified Music Practitioner and has played for those living with Alzheimers and Cancer Patients in New Mexico.
Her deep roots in traditional folk and story telling shine through 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.”
“Flute and cello snuggle up to that guitar just right, but it’s that voice that hooked me. Authentic, unpretentious and mildly intoxicating”…. John C. Slade, Musician
“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
I know a Place
Walking in the dark
Flesh and Blood
Looking Up by Martha Reich
and watch the flowers bend in the breeze,
I think we should do all we can do,
to pray for peace,
I will pray for you".
Vocals and Electric Guitar: Martha Reich
God's Eyes by Martha Reich
A portions of the proceeds for this song will benefit the organization www.AmericanRivers.org
Woodrow Wilson Got Nothing On You (Standing 'O' Live)
Peter Pan Says
Written and performed by Martha Reich.
Nominated for the 2016 Hollywood Music in Media Awards.
Martha Reich- Vocals and Guitar Gregg Braden- Native Wooden Flute Alicia Ultan- Viola Michael Kott- Cello
I'd Rather Be Surprised
2014 New Mexico Music Awards Winner.
1: What artist would you most love to work with?
Patty Griffin and or Elton John. It's a difficult dicission... there are so many great and inspiring ones!
2: What instrument brings you the most joy?
Cello, upright bass or electric guitar. (it's difficult to pick just one)
3: What was the worst advice?
That if I wanted to be really successful, I needed to play like someone else.
4: What was your first concert?
The first concert I attended was Elton Johns' at Madison Square Garden, in NYC. The first concert where I performed, was my CD release party at Second Street Brewery, in Santa Fe, NM
5: What/where is the best road food?
When I have the sense to buy it before I leave home. Fruit and nuts, rice chips, guacamole and certain energy bars. Coconut water and a good cup of tea or coffee is awesome. I love to eat at diners.
6: What’s the best music advice you ever got?
1. To express that which is the most vulnerable and I don't want to talk about. To dig deep into my own story and discover what events most shaped my life, and to write about it. 2. That Vincent Van Gogh was never truly appreciated until he died. 3. Never give up on myself. 4. Make music and sing from my heart.
7: Who is your most surprising inspiration?
Those who are the most afraid to get out there and perform, yet have the courage to do it anyway.