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Carol Martini - HerSong Music Interview


Carol Martini is a prolific songwriter from Orange County, California. She has just released her 7th CD titled, The Art Of Singing While Drowning. This CD of 23 songs reflects her eclectic style and covers a broad range of genres including rock, pop-rock, folk-rock with an edge, adult-contemporary.


Previous releases include: The Story So Far, Piece By Piece, Modern Loneliness, The Rose In The Boxcar, Petals Of The Red Magnolia and Songs Of The Girl On The Swing. Carol has been performing throughout Southern California since the early 199o's. She has worked (and continues to play) weekly in coffee houses, small clubs, book and music stores. Her performances feature acoustic guitar versions of her original songs as well as her warm rapport with audiences.


What is your earliest memory of music? And, how did you get started in music?

My earliest memory of music is singing to my brother when I was 2 years old. We shared a bedroom and I would sing to him after being tucked in to bed. I started playing violin in my elementary school orchestra when I was in the 4th grade.


What was the first song you ever wrote? What or who inspired you to start writing music?

I wrote my first song at 11 years old; it was called Tomorrow Is Another Day and was basically 2 lines ( gotta start somewhere). I'm not sure if I was inspired by anyone to write songs, I just started doing it.


Do you play any instruments? If yes tell us about it. If not, do you work with a band or studio musicians? Do you produce your tracks or work with a producer?


I generally write songs on an acoustic guitar.


What is your favorite part about being an artist (performing, recording, writing, playing)?

Writing and recording are my 2 favorite aspects of being an artist.


Do you have any advice for young women pursuing music?

Don't give up.

For readers who have never heard your music, can you suggest one or two songs to start with? "Hit Man" - From the album, The Art Of Singing While Drowning

"Tired Of This Heartache" - From The Album, Songs Of The Girl On The Swing

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