This week we’ve got a crush on Christina Martin.
Raised on the Canadian East Coast, Christina embraced her inner songwriter after moving to Austin, Texas in the summer of 1999. She’s spent nearly two decades recording and touring in Canada, the UK and Europe, playing and singing songs about loss, love and perseverance on stages big and small. Martin’s songs have been featured in films and on television, and she’s performed at some of the world’s top music festivals including the Rolling Stone Weekender Festival, Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, Folk Alliance International, Reeperbahn Festival and Canadian Music Week.
These days, Christina is travelling accross Canada to promote her latest release Impossible to Hold, out on her own label Come Undone Records. She’s partnered with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), to promote the work of Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital to help increase engagement and awareness on the topic of addiction and mental illness. Check out the video for the single “Always Reminding” below:
Full of passion with a heart of gold, we find Christina Martin to be incredibly crushworthy! Crush along with us now.
What is your definition of romance?
My definition of romance is when my partner takes the time to surprise me with a thoughtful gesture or gift. Romantic gestures are actions that are above and beyond the routine exchanges of affection that we already practice on a daily basis. So, we always hold hands, we kiss and hug every opportunity, we snuggle, and we try to share the household duties so no one gets pissed off. If my husband decides to surprise me by taking me out on a date night, or making me dinner because he knows I’m stressed, that’s romantic. Or, if out of the blue I receive an email or a hug from my partner, expressing how much he loves me, that’s also pretty romantic.
What’s the best date you’ve ever been on?
Following a two-week tour in the United Kingdom, my husband and I attended a Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers concert in Hyde Park London, and Stevie Nicks was the special guest. Thanks to a friend, we were upgraded to the VIP Lounge and had an incredible time!
What’s the strangest thing you have ever done to get a love interest’s attention?
At the beginning of our courtship, my husband was touring with another band across Canada, and I had scheduled surprise parcels of chocolate and hand-written notes to be hand-delivered to him at 4-5 concerts.
How do you keep the romance alive in your relationship?
My husband and I usually together almost every day, and we work together. We try to have a routine at home that involves not talking about work in the evenings. We love to cook together after work, and we also schedule date nights away from the house, to watch a movie or have dinner with friends.
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men/women out there, what would it be?
I think you can choose your own guidelines for what makes your relationship successful.
Follow Christina on social media (links below) and catch her on tour when she passes through your town!
2018 CANADIAN TOUR DATES
May 24 Fredericton NB Corked Wine Bar
May 25 Miramichi NB House Concert
May 26 Woodstock NB John Gyles Music Room & Inn
June 1 Ingonish NS Salty Roses & The Periwinkle Café
June 2 Antigonish NS Townhouse Brewpub & Eatery
June 3 French Road NS House Concert
June 8 New Glasgow NS Glasgow Square Theatre * With Band
June 9 Petite Riviere NS Petite Riviere Winery
June 10 Oxford NS The Capitol Theatre
**More Canadian Tour Dates To Be Announced Soon