Alabama-based husband-and-wife folk/rock duo Martha’s Trouble (aka Rob and Jen Slocumb) will be setting sail October 6 through October 13, 2019 on their first-ever concert cruise. Fans of the pair’s music are encouraged to purchase a cabin and join them for a very special, exclusive music experience on the high seas on board the Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas. Fans must purchase a cabin through the duo’s site on Fan Club Cruises (https://fanclubcruises.com/
Said Rob and Jen about the upcoming cruise: “We are so excited to have discovered Fan Club Cruises. What a killer concept – artist and fan together on a cruise ship! It’s a great opportunity for our fans and friends from all across the US and Canada to join us for a seven-night cruise filled with concerts, storytelling, and Q&A sessions. Plus, they also get to enjoy all that the ship has to offer. It’s going to be amazing – we can’t wait! Our hope is to make it an annual event.”
Martha’s Trouble, called “a hidden gem” by Billboard Magazine, is known for its signature sound of folk and Americana, which has been praised by some of the most influential and well-respected music critics of our time. Martha’s Trouble has been listed and featured in the aforementioned Billboard Magazine, as well as USA Today, AOL Music, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, and Performing Songwriter. Their songs have received awards and have been featured in the show “Army Wives” and made-for-TV movies on Lifetime and CBS. The duo’s band name comes from a Bible story about Martha and Mary, one that they say is a reminder to stop and smell the roses and to keep an eye on the bigger picture and the important things in life.
In late 2015, Martha’s Trouble offered some new additions to their holiday repertoire with two digital singles, “River” and “White Christmas,” which followed on the success of two independent holiday albums, Christmas Lights (2002) and This Christmas (2008). Prior to that, they also released: Jen Coates’ Seed Sessions (2014), A Little Heart Like You(2012), Anchor Tattoo (2011), EP (2008), Forget October (2006), Still (2003), Sleeping Dogs (2002), and The Road Ahead (2000).
In 2016, Martha’s Trouble purchased a historical Victorian house, originally built in 1907, in downtown Opelika, Alabama, and they rehabbed the abode into a creative studio space over the course of a year, opening the doors to the public in March of 2017. Since that time, the studio has hosted recording sessions, a monthly supper club, special events, and acoustic concerts, and has been featured in Alabama Magazine. Located at 605 Avenue B in Opelika, The Sound Wall entices artists from near and far who are seeking a small-town recording experience in a premiere space, and it has become very special addition to the already existing and expanding arts community in town.