The Canadian music duo got what they were bargaining for and much more. Sleeping Dogs is MTs best selling release to date and has garnered a fair share of attention from the folk music industry. The CD also captured the attention of booking agents and even landed a tune, "Some Peace Tonight," in a CBS movie called It Must Be Love starring Ted Danson and Mary Steenbergen.
That record got us in the door with people, said Rob, who manages the day-to-day business aspects for the husband-wife team. The effort grabbed rave reviews and earned Marthas Trouble some hard to land festival dates where the couple have rubbed elbows with stellar artists like Greg Brown.
Now, Rob and Jen Slocumb are poised for even greater success with their new release entitled Forget October. This disc represents a departure for us, said Jen, lead vocalist for the group. Weve taken some chances artistically and these songs reflect our creative growth.
We just try to be real and personal with our songs, said Jen. Rob and I make music from our hearts and we share it with our audiences as though they were friends we havent seen in a while.
"We wanted to take our time with this album (Forget October) and not be on any deadline. Our thinking with this is that we could really make a good record." - Rob Slocumb
"The stoic guitarist stays in the back-ground, seemingly absorbed in his craft. Just down the stage, his diminutive partner steps up to an odd-looking African drum rig - and the music begins. When she leans toward the microphone a soft, childlike vulnerability and a haunting signature ripple in her voice finding its way irresistibly into every song..." - The Room
1. City Skyline
2. Don't Hide Away
3. I Know
5. Through the Mystery
6. Sign of Life
7. Cold Rain
8. Forget October
9. Sweet Irene
12. She Hears a Train