Genre: Katie Martin/ Freakjams
Location: Auburn, AL
Bio: Guitar virtuoso and mind-bending songwriter, Katie Martin is an integral part of the underground music scene here in the south land. Katie's songs are her own, thus she conjures up her own genre. Trying to fit her music into a genre would be like hopelessly trying to force a moon shaped block through a diamond shaped block hole in that toy that you used to play with when you were a kid with various shaped blocks and block holes. Like if you were trying to put Tom Waits into a category of music. You can't do it and if you try you fail! Some people just don't get it, but those people don't have a clue.
She rocks your face off and then transfers to her own rap-like style all the while hitting you with mind blowing guitar licks. Based out of Auburn, AL she performs throughout the lands and upon the hillsides and may grace your nearest village if you're lucky. Her voice cuts through the air like a hot knife thru butter but can suddenly change to a whisper and then explode like a hydrogen powered hot air balloon into the night sky. Like Bob Dylan's music, you may have to listen a few times through to get all the juicy tidbits. Katie is a real badass and you may occasionally hear her with her badass friend Marie Robertson. Katie and Marie together form the mystic supergroup and Freakjams fave "Hey, Alligator!" Check out her myspace page and you will feel like you are at a live show! Even if you are stuck in North Korea you may be able to sneak a peek at her jams and experience the freedom that is Katie Martin.