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Rebecca Martin (born April 24, 1969) is an American singer and songwriter from Rumford, Maine. She and Jesse Harris formed Once Blue in the early 1990s and released a self-titled debut. In 1998, she released the solo album Thoroughfare. Martin was born in Portland, Maine.
In 2002, she released the album Middlehope, which made #5 on the New York Times' list of top ten jazz albums of the year. In 2004, People Behave like ballads was released on MAXJAZZ Records. In 2005, she performed as a sideman on a Paul Motian recording as part of the 'On Broadway' series #4 on Winter and Winter Records. Rebecca is currently signed to Sunnyside Records. "The Growing Season" was produced by Kurt Rosenwinkel who also plays along with cohorts bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Brian Blade. In early 2009, The Growing Season won in The 8th Annual Independent Music Awards for Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album.
A resident of Kingston, New York, Rebecca was awarded the community activist of the year award in 2009 from Ulster County's YWCA. Since 2006, she has been active working to create government transparency and citizen civic involvement through an effort called KingstonCitizens.org. She also spearheaded the Kingston Victory Gardens project, where she made an organic garden on the front lawn of Kingston's City Hall. Through the Kingston Land Trust, she has organized the 'City Gardens' program to nurture home gardening and sustainable living throughout the city. Along with her music, Rebecca currently is the Executive Director of the Kingston Land Trust, an urban trust set in the Hudson Valley.
Rebecca married Larry Grenadier in June 1997. They have one child, Charlie James Grenadier.
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