Celebrated singer-songwriter and virtuoso musician Martin Larose is set to pick up the pieces of someone who has loved with the release of his latest single “Temporarily Broken.” This soul-stirring track is a glimpse into his highly anticipated album Hek of a Ride. “Temporarily Broken” showcases Larose’s distinctive style, blending tapping, atmospheric ambience, and intricate musicianship that has garnered him global acclaim. Check it out on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_zl1iJK97k
As an independent artist, Larose has released six albums with Hek of a Ride, co-written with lyricist Nath Farley, promising to be a masterful addition to his discography. The album showcases Larose’s versatility and features renowned Canadian harmonica player Guy Bélanger on two original songs.
“Temporarily Broken” is a glimpse into the remarkable artistry showcased on Hek of a Ride. The track’s captivating blend of acoustic singer-songwriter style with a hint of alt-country builds to a chorus driven by the unique harmonica stylings of Bélanger. Larose’s dedication, talent, and profound contributions to his local music community have left an indelible mark on the music industry.
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Inspired by musical greats like Michael Hedges, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Howe, Chris Whitley, and Pete Townshend, Larose crafted a unique style that captured the attention of the regional music community. His work was featured in the prestigious magazine Guitar World, and he became a regular guest artist at the International Guitar Show in Quebec, setting a benchmark for acoustic guitar performances. He mesmerized audiences at jazz and blues festivals, solidifying his reputation as a virtuoso musician.
Larose’s artistic journey finds him splitting his time between producing albums for artists from Canada and Europe at the state-of-the-art recording facility Studio Septentrio in Jonquière, Quebec that he co-owns with his spouse. His contributions to the regional music scene extend beyond the stage, having served as the producer and host of the television show “Studio Boréal.” Recently, he and his wife directed the documentary “Les Cordes Insensibles,” providing an intimate look into the world of independent music.
To coincide with the release of his upcoming album, Larose has also been working on an acoustic cover of Rush’s iconic “The Spirit of Radio,” played on Harp Guitar, further demonstrating his musical dexterity and innovation.