It's been a while since Charlotte Martin played Jammin Java so her fans are really excited that she's back her on Monday - and so are we! Check out Mei's brief Q&A with Charlotte and her latest single below. Giveaway - All advance tickets will be entered into a special lotto giveaway. One selected winner will receive a free copy of Charlotte's new CD (signed and personalized), and a ten-minute phone call with Charlotte Martin!
Where and when was your first show?
I've been performing since I was 4 years old, but my first show where I played songs I had written was in 1998. I was in Milwaukee, WI and played at this bar called The Velvet Room. I only had written a handful of songs and they wanted me to be entertainment for 3 hours, so I played my songs, and other peoples songs and then my songs again. A highlight was meeting the monitor engineer from the Neil Diamond tour. We actually exchanged info and I kept in touch with him even after I moved to LA. He hooked me up with an engineer that I worked with my first year in LA.
What band/artist would you consider to be your main influence? Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins…in that order.
Favorite Food: brisket from Sweet Water, Texas Favorite Drink: Slurpee, 7-Eleven
If you were to have a film/movie based on your career, which actors or band would you select to portray yourself?
That's tough. Hmm. Kate Winslet could probably nail it or Reese Witherspoon.
What two words would best describe your music? melancholy, layer