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May 11, 2013

Carolyn Martin set to bring swing to Paramount

ANDERSON, Ind. — The 2012-2013 Big Band series comes to a close with a performance by The Carolyn Martin Swing Band, new to the series and to the Paramount Theatre.

The band will play at the Paramount, 1124 Meridian Plaza, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Tickets are available.

The six-piece band is based out of Nashville, Tenn., where Carolyn and her husband, Dave, live when they aren’t on the road.

“Carolyn Martin not only fronts the band, but is the lead vocalist,” said Ann Hardacre, coordinator of the Paramount Big Band series. “She is said to have a timeless voice that may remind you of Rosemary Clooney, Jo Stafford, Connie Frances and Julie London.”

Martin credits her love of not only swing music but all kinds of music to her dad, who had records playing in their house all the time in her youth. “I also loved movies,” said Martin. “I watched “White Christmas” over 30 times. I fell in love with Rosemary Clooney and wanted to be her.”

“I started playing guitar around age 14, influenced by folk and rock music, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, who were, and still are, favorites,” said Martin.

“My band is made up of musicians who are each an artist in their own right,” Martin said.  “We strive to entertain and make the music accessible and enjoyable for every age.”

Dave Martin, Carolyn’s husband, said, “to Carolyn and me, there’s no difference between big band swing and western swing other than the instrumentation. The big bands have trumpets and saxes and we have fiddles and steel, but it’s the same music and it still swings.”

Carolyn Martin, who plays guitar and sings vocals, fronts the band.  

She was named the Western Swing Female Vocalist of the Year in 2008 and 2010 by the Academy of Western Artists and was inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall Of Fame in 2011.

Dave Martin, on upright bass, has been a studio and touring musician in Nashville since 1985. Married to Carolyn since 1981, he owns Java Jive Recording Studio in Joelton, Tenn. He has produced all of Carolyn’s CDs.

Tommy Wells, drummer is a native of Detroit who grew up in Indiana. Rory Hoffman, who has been blind since birth, plays guitar, accordion, clarinet, and many others. Johnny Cox, on pedal steel guitar, has played with legends Connie Smith, Ernest Tubb and Bonnie Raitt. Aaron Till, on fiddle, has toured with several national acts, including Mark Chestnut and Asleep at the Wheel.

“I am so lucky to get to work with all these guys,” said Martin. “Our audience in Anderson will love them.”

All the musicians coming to Anderson are featured on Martin’s latest CD, “Tennessee Local,” which will be available for sale at the concert.

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