Macon County singer/songwriter Angela-Faye Martin will perform at the Jackson County Public Library Complex in downtown Sylva on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room.
Martin calls her haunting songs “mountain folk-rock.” Her latest album is entitled “Pictures from Home” and came out in 2009. It was produced by the late Mark Linkous a.k.a, Sparklehorse (a collaborator of Dangermouse, David Lynch, and Daniel Johnston) and was his last album before his untimely death. Martin derives her inspiration from the Western North Carolina mountains, where she lives with her poet and conservationist husband, Brent Martin. She says, “Together we have formed our own two-person art colony and are constructing a new paradigm of creative success . . . . That is, when we aren’t feeding the local crows cat food.”
Angela-Faye Martin has always loved libraries, and she loves the idea of performing in a building that houses a beautiful new one. “As a teen I hid from truant officers in my local library in north Georgia,” she says. Now, she jokes, she hides out on her tiny farm in the Cowee community of Macon County.
During her performance in Sylva, Martin will feature some of her new material as well as older favorites. She’ll also offer her reflections on being a songwriter in the western Carolina mountains. For more information, call the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva at (828)586-2016. This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.