Daphne Martin & Raise the Rent

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  • Daphne Lee Martin: Vocals / Guitar
  • Jim Carpenter: Guitar
  • Sandy Allen: Guitar
  • Brad Bensko: Guitar
  • Bob Burt: Guitar
  • Eric Stevenson: Piano
  • Matt Gouette: Guitar
  • Danny Motta: Trumpet
  • Craig Edwards: Accordion / Fiddle / Banjo / Guitar / Piano / Bass
  • Jaime Duquette: Bass
  • Corina Malbaurn: Bass
  • John Waynelovich: Keyboards
  • Thor Jensen: Guitar
  • Daphne Martin grew up in Southeastern Ohio where the sounds of Appalachian ballads, classic country and fiddle/banjo music were always nearby. She moved to New York City when she was still a teenager to get involved with the Folk Music Society of New York and hone her chops on city stages — before running off to travel America's waterways on schooners. By 2002 she was ready to settle into a drier, more permanent location, and she decided on New London where she's been ever since. These days, Martin and her husband Rich Martin own the Telegraph, a vinyl-centric record store. Out of the shop, they run the Telegraph Recording Company, a label documenting some of the plentiful, high-quality local acts that deserve more attention. Martin and her band Raise the Rent are the culmination of her musical experiences to date. It's country-Americana at its best, mixed with some New Orleans flavored jazz and a little help from her musically talented friends.

    Daphne Martin & Raise the Rent was named the "Best Country Band" in Connecticut in the Advocate/Weekly's Grand Band Slam 2012.  See their winner page on CT.com.