Artist: Martha Spencer
Hometown: Whitetop Mountain, Virginia
Release Date: September 2, 2022
In Their Words: “‘Wonderland’ is the title track, and I hoped it would be a good kickoff journey into the album. I thought of the album as a bit of a storybook of songs, from home and from afar, and wanted the tracks to have an atmosphere of sounds to take you somewhere. My full name is Martha Alice Spencer, and I had a show on Radio Bristol called the Hillbilly Wonderland show, so I thought it would be a good tie-in, too.
“But I wrote the song itself thinking about the things or people you meet sometimes that help you see and feel the magic and beauty in life, and that feeling of falling into love with someone or something you’re passionate about. Some of the lyrics of ‘here I go falling down a rabbit hole’ could be the things you just can’t help but fall into like the passionate side of yourself, embracing and having fun with your own and others’ eccentricities. I see Wonderland as a place to be able to do your own thing and shine — glitter, rhinestones and all.” — Martha Spencer
Photo Credit: Jill Beaton