Born and raised in the English countryside, Martin Kerr has built his career one passer-by at a time, singing his way from street-corners to concert halls and arenas. Often compared to the best of the 1970s troubadours - Cat Stevens, James Taylor, John Denver - Martin's soulful voice and lyrics connect with listeners of all ages and backgrounds.
While travelling in China, Martin met a Canadian girl, who became his stalker and then later his wife and mother of his three children. The unique story of their long-distance courtship often forms an integral and charming part of his live show. Now based in Alberta, Martin plays for thousands of people every year, including folk clubs, festivals and concert venues, such as the Winspear Centre - a 1700-seat theatre which he independently sold out for his own show on May 24 this year.
Martin's talent has already earned him opening spots with Andy Grammer, Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Sean McCann (Great Big Sea), and now Sarah McLachlan. Expect to see him on more big stages soon.