RANGELEY — Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Rebecca Martin will return home to Maine to present her original songs in an intimate concert at Lakeside Theater Friday, Aug. 14. She will perform with acoustic bassist Larry Grenadier.

Originally from Rumford Point, Martin burst onto the New York City music scene in the early ’90s with her group Once Blue. She and her partner, Jesse Harris, recorded two albums and toured the States with Shawn Colvin, Lisa Loeb, Squeeze and others.

As a solo artist, Martin’s hauntingly beautiful voice and poignant songs fill four albums, several of which were selected by the New York Times and Wall Street Journal as “best of the year” and “critics pick.” They include “Thoroughfare,” “Middlehope,” “People Behave Like Ballads” and “The Growing Season.”

Martin was the first singer invited to collaborate with legendary jazz drummer Paul Motian in his effort “On Broadway Volume 4 or the Paradox of Continuity.” She has headlined at such notable venues as Carnegie Hall, the Village Vanguard, the Bottom Line and Joe’s Pub.

Currently, she is on the Sunnyside Records label out of New York City and is promoting her most recent effort, “The Growing Season,” winner of the eighth annual Independent Music Award for Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album of the Year in 2009. A new album of material is in preproduction for the label.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $15, may be purchased by calling 864-5000 or at http://rangeleymovies.com/.

For more information on the singer-songwriter, visit www.rebeccamartin.com.

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