Founding band/soul mates Jen and Rob Slocumb met in 1996 with a twist of fate inside a Houston, Texas, coffee shop where Jen worked booking bands. Rob was home to see his parents after a music venture fizzled. It started as a simple bond over music. Time led them to realize it was something much more. The two fell in love and were married.
They continued to write and play music, building up enough of a repertoire to start producing albums and touring around the country and the world.Their work has not gone unnoticed. Some of the most influential and well-respected music critics of our time have paid tribute to the duo. They have been listed and featured in Billboard Magazine, USA Today, AOL Music, XM Satellite Radio and Performing Songwriter. Their songs have received awards and have been featured in made-for-TV movies shown to national audiences
In 2016, Jen and Rob bought a historical home (built in 1907) in Downtown Opelika, Alabama and converted it into The Sound Wall, a multi-purpose creative space featuring a state of the art recording studio, a chefs kitchen, and artist residence.
In 2019, the pair launched the first annual Opelika Songwriter Festival, which brought many fine artists to the area, and have announced the lineup for 2020. We caught up with them last year during the festival.
Keep up with Martha's Trouble at their website, marthastrouble.com. The 2nd Annual Opelika Songwriter's Festival begins March 27th and lasts through the 29th. Check it out at opelikasongwritersfestival.com Thanks for listening to Wildman Steve's Record Shop, tune in next time for more fun and thrills galore!
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