"A Little Heart Like You", by Martha's Trouble is a genuine folk-song sounding album of children's lullabies.
"Dreamland has come and it is peaceful. It's where imaginations fly." -Goodnight Sweet Child by Martha's Trouble.
Martha's Trouble released their first children's album that not only is soothing for baby, but it's not boring for mom and dad. After touring the country for years and talking to parents all over, Martha's Trouble realized the need for thier music to reach the youngest generation. Being parents themselves they know how important music is for children's developement and it only made sense that they would add this to their catalog. Not only does the album provide audio stimulation, but it has visual stimulation as well from the beautiful artwork that the album includes.
The duo created a very organic, acoustic record, utilizing soothing, calming instruments and repetitive beats (with only hand percussion such as djembe, cajon, kanjira, and frame drum) for a sound that is both feel-good and relaxing. This album contains a total of ten songs, with four originals and some traditional lullabies thrown in, as well, such as “Twinkle Twinkle,” “Hush Little Baby,” and “You Are My Sunshine.” From iPads to iPods, video games and all things electronic, it’s not just adults who are so often receiving such a steady stream of stimuli these days. Kids are, too. Folk duo Martha’s Trouble decided to go unplugged in hopes that children might, as well. At least at bedtime.
"A Little Heart Like You" is simply an expression of parental love and one that every child should hear.
released May 8, 2012
Produced by Chris Rosser & Martha's Trouble
Engineered by Chris Rosser at Hollow Reed Arts, Asheville, NC
Engineered by Jamie Uertz at Sarcophagus Studios, Auburn AL
Mixed by Chris Rosser at Hollow Reed Arts, Asheville, NC
Mastered by Bob Boyd at Ambient Digital, Houston, TX (ambientdigital.com
CD Design by Dan Draper at Dan Draper Design, Auburn, AL
Art Illustration by Vickey Wheeler
Martha's Trouble is Rob & Jen Slocumb
Chris Rosser: Acoustic Guitar, Dotar, Octave Mandolin, Piano
River Guerguerian: Drums and Percussion
Eliot Wadopian: String Bass and Electric Bass
Natalya Weinstein: Fiddle
Will Straughan: Dobro