April Martin | In the Blink of a Life

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In the Blink of a Life

by April Martin

These songs - passionate, irreverent, joyful, funny, and dark - are the celebrations and lamentations of a life in which everything ends but love endures.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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1. One Breath
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2. Heartbreak Doesn't Come (From Lovin' Me)
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3. My Rock and My Rain
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4. While I'm Waitin'
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5. Looking Back (For Kevyn)
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6. Every Day I Love You More
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7. Would You Let Me In?
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8. Sarah's Lullaby
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9. All I've Got
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10. One Part Truth
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11. The Party's in Full Swing
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12. Life Is Good
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13. Praise the Morning
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
When I was a child in the 1950’s you could get a song sheet for 5 cents at the corner candy store with the lyrics to tunes on the Hit Parade. My dad, whose natural tenor voice was always bursting into song, would give me a nickel each week when the new ones came out. Together we learned songs like “Secret Love”, “How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?”, and “Oh My Pa-Pa.” These were some of the happiest moments of my childhood.
Those songs were my constant companions. I overheard my first grade teacher complaining, “If that child doesn't stop humming I will go crazy.” I hummed the tunes and memorized the words, which spoke life’s truths to my little heart. I knew for a fact that love is a many splendored thing, that Davey Crockett was king of the wild frontier, and that when you load sixteen tons all you get is another day older and deeper in debt. My musical tastes may have broadened, but to this day I’m drawn to the simplicity of a song that makes me laugh or cry or wonder about something that rings deeply true.
Songwriting came to me half a lifetime later, after spending decades immersed in the human condition as a psychologist and a parent of three children. To my surprise I found myself humming tunes I’d never heard before and giving voice to things that welled up in me.
With every song I write I’m grateful to the people who trust me with their vulnerabilities and joys, to my children who made me understand love as never before, and to my dad who brought those wonderful songs into my young world.


Thank You

If you’re exceptionally lucky as a singer-songwriter you get befriended by Peter Calo, who brings your songs to life with his creative magic. Peter’s genius as producer, arranger, and performer also comes with a lot of heart and laughter, with great conversation, intense focus, and then even more laughter. Because of him this project was a joy at every turn. I’ll never be able to express how much I admire and appreciate you, Peter!

And speaking of friends with musical brilliance, Jan Horvath and Peter Link have each been indispensible in nurturing this project from start to finish, generously and patiently mentoring and guiding me. Mark Baxter as well taught me much about singing while cheering me on. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you also to all the wonderful musicians who played and sang on this album: Fiona Calo, Susan Didrichson, Chris Marshak, and Norbert Goldberg. I love what each of you contributed!

Wayne Scot Lukas did a beautiful job designing the cover, and Chris Brown – always a pleasure to work with (and a fine singer/songwriter in his own right!) did the rest of the design and graphics work. Thank you both!

Thanks as well to Scott Hull for his superb skill as a mastering engineer.

Susan, Johnny, Jesse, and John– your love is the why and the how. It nourishes me, enlivens me, and gently insists that I become more than I was yesterday. Each in your way – you’re perfect.

This album is offered with love in memory of Michael.





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Jan Horvath

Rave for "In The Blink of a Life"
April Martin’s lyrics are simultaneously simple and deep. Always rooted in the truth of a feeling, her melodies work hand in glove with the lyrics they support. Together with her pure and honest voice, they weave together a journey that is familiar to us though we’ve never traveled there before. After having listened a few times I feel like these songs are already dear old friends ~ instant classics!
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Lawrence Schloss

"In the Blink of a Life" is superb!
April Mrtin's voice and words are profoundly moving! Her ablum is so very special. I love it!
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