Martin Kerr - Stan Rogers Folk Festival - Canso, Nova Scotia, Canada

Martin Kerr

Edmonton, Alberta.


Martin Kerr might be the only artist in the world to have played 400 live shows during the pandemic. When Covid-19 canceled all his touring and festival plans, he launched ‘Stay Home Street Concerts’ to bring music and joy to the people. From driveways to balconies and front lawns, every show finished with the whole street singing his music. Kerr has just released his EP, Don’t Listen To Me, along with an acoustic EP, Don’t Listen To Me (In The Coffee Shop). Through heartfelt lyrics, delicate instrumentation, and sparse production, he explores the nuances of everyday life, as well as its wonders, with a poetic and poignant perspective. It’s a wondrous showcase of Martin’s natural ability as a storyteller conveying vulnerability, adventure, hope, and authentic connections. With tracks co-produced by frequent collaborator Ryan Stewart (Carly-Rae Jepsen, Owl City, Tyler Shaw), this collection has the power to comfort listeners through life’s hardships and celebrate their wins.