Daphne Lee Martin
By Gordon Lewis
Singer-songwriter Daphne Lee Martin has a long history of writing soulful songs. She was inspired by the music she grew up around in Southeastern Ohio and soon began to write her own music. As Daphne began to develop her musical style she decided to move to New London, Connecticut where she met musicians who helped to compliment her style.
Daphne’s vocal style is inspired by Tin Pan alley writers and Tom Waits but her vocal style is reminiscent of Patsy Cline meets Blossom Dearie and Neko Case.
Daphne’s newest release is a cover song single originally written by Tom Waits named “I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You.”
Her beautiful take on the Tom Waits song gives it a fresh new taste and feel that makes the song sound like her own original song. I’m sure that Tom Waits would be more than delighted to have Daphne cover a song that she compliments so very well.
The cello and piano arrangement adds a terrific layer to the song “I Hope That I don’t fall In Love With You.” The pizzicato strings add a nice texture behind Daphne’s passionate vocal style, giving the song a bit more of a “lift” as the xylophone/vibraphone giving a simple but sweet musical quality. Daphne has a compelling voice that resonates from within, capturing the listener and truly making them feel the music that she emits.
Be on the lookout for Daphne Lee Martin’s 4th original full-length studio album “Fall On Your Sword” which will be released in September 2015.
Don’t just take my word for it, please give her new release a listen. Here is the link to her Tom Waits cover: