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25 February 2014 - 'Water Breaks Stone,' The Brand New Album by Charlotte Martin, AVAILABLE TODAY! Celebrate with Charlotte and fans at the Stageit.com Release Show Tonight!

Char fans...TODAY IS THE DAY! Charlotte's brand new album, 'Water Breaks Stone,' is available to purchase. There has been so much great feedback about this album. Fans that have purchased it on this last tour are talking about it, pointing out favorite tracks and loving it. It is such a dynamic, brave release for Charlotte. It is at it's core all Char. But the production, her voice...it's just meshing so amazing well on this album. Songs like 'Spine,' 'Battle Cry,' 'Not A Sure Thing,' and 'Science and Love' are intense and driving...then you have 'Gravity' and '12 Years' that will break your heart, they are so beautiful. Get your copy of 'Water Breaks Stone' today! Also available digitally. Click on the links below and own this!

*Bandcamp
*CD Baby
*iTunes
*Charlotte Martin Store

Charlotte will have a very special online album release show TONIGHT at 6:15PM PDT. Anyone can purchase a ticket (pay what you can!) and watch her show...and celebrate with Char and her fans. Purchase a ticket here: Water Breaks Stone - Album Release Show. See you there!

We were at the 'Water Breaks Stone' Tour and will have photos, video, and audio from all the shows. If you want it faster, think about 'liking' our darkest-limits.com Facebook page, but rest assured...much more coming from Charlotte Martin and this darkest-limits.com fan page. Thank you for supporting Charlotte Martin!






12 January 2014 - TOUR TIME! Charlotte Martin on TOUR! First Stop: Charleston, IL...The Homecoming Show...SOLD OUT But Find Out About Stand-by Tickets!

Happy New Year, Char Fans!

It's time. This Friday...January 17, 2014...Charleston, IL...The Black Box Theater in Eastern Illinois University...BE THERE. This is the homecoming show for Char Mar, as most of you know. She returns to her alma mater to play a very special show. The show has been sold out for a few months now, but find out HERE how you can be on a stand-by list. Also, the newsletter hinted at a possible 'thing' the Saturday after the show so...more on that if it comes to fruition!

For those that have been following Char, supporting her and her music...you will see where it all began for her. Her hometown. Her school. We get to see and hear Charlotte perform live again, coming full circle to her beginnings. We will hear some new songs from her upcoming new album (yay!!) as well as old favorites. It will be a very exciting, emotionally charged evening and quite the celebration. I cannot wait!! Darkest-limits.com will bring you reviews, photos, and hopefully some video...see links to tickets below to be a part of the Char Mar live experience!

Tour Dates and Ticket Links:

January 17, 2014. Charleston, IL. Eastern Illinois University
SOLD OUT but please click HERE for information on stand-by tickets.

January 20, 2014. Chicago, IL. Schubas Tavern.
Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase.

February 1, 2014. Philadelphia, PA. World Cafe Live. 2 shows!
Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase.

February 2, 2014. New York. NY. Joe's Pub. 2 shows!
Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase.

February 3, 2014. Vienna. VA. Jammin' Java
Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase.

February 22, 2014. Los Angeles, CA. Hotel Cafe.
Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase.

See you all at the shows!




29 October 2013 - DC Show Added! Tickets On Sale Now!

Char Mar fans!

Another show added to Charlotte's 2014 tour dates! Hellloooooo, DC (well...Vienna, VA). Here's the list so far, now including the DC show at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA. Get your tickets now...

January 17, 2014. Charleston, IL. Eastern Illinois University
Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase.

January 20, 2014. Chicago, IL. Schubas Tavern.
Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase.

February 1, 2014. Philadelphia, PA. World Cafe Live. 2 shows!
Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase.

February 2, 2014. New York. NY. Joe's Pub. 2 shows!
Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase.

February 3, 2014. Vienna. VA. Jammin' Java
Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase.

February 22, 2014. Los Angeles, CA. Hotel Cafe.
Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase.

Charlotte at Jammin' Java...playing DC...is always a special, unique, fantastic show. Don't miss her in 2014!




15 October 2013 - 'Battle Cry'...the Brand New Song Available Now Plus Tour Dates in Early 2014!! It's All Happening!

Char fans, Char fans, Char fans!

If you've been following Charlotte's Facebook and Twitter, you know something awesome is up! I will make this short and sweet because you will need more time to celebrate the good news...

Charlotte has a new single out called "Battle Cry", available now on:

*BandCamp. Buy Now.

*iTunes. Buy Now.

*CD Baby. Buy Now.

Treat your ears to some intense lyrics, epic drums/orchestration and the voice of an angel. This was definitely worth the wait. Buy the single now!

Wait...there's more!

TOUR 2014! Charlotte will be embarking on a tour and you are not going to want to miss seeing her live. As those that have seen her once, twice, a-whole-lotta-times can attest...Char is simply awesome live. I have traveled to see Char many times. The connections you make with her and with fellow fans are forever. The power of Char needs to be experienced and your chance is coming to a city near you. As of today, here are the announced 2014 tour stops and ticket availability:

January 17, 2014. Charleston, IL. Eastern Illinois University
Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase.

January 20, 2014. Chicago, IL. Schubas Tavern. 2 shows!
Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase.

February 1, 2014. Philadelphia, PA. World Cafe Live. 2 shows!
Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase.

February 2, 2014. New York. NY. Joe's Pub. 2 shows!
Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase.

February 22, 2014. Los Angeles, CA. Hotel Cafe.
Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase.

More to come! This update will be updated with any addition tour dates that pop up so watch this page. This is just the beginning. What Charlotte has released is powerful, inspiring, haunting and pure Char Mar. I cannot wait to hear more of what is to come. If 'Battle Cry' is any indication, we're in for a big Char Mar sound with in-your-face lyrics and a voice that will shake you to the core. I'm excited for the tour and I hope to run into all you Char fans and meet some new ones. Sharing the Char Mar experience is what it's all about. She takes us to our limits and brings us all back together. Hang in there, Char fans. Your cup will runneth over!

P.S. I've updated the darkest-limits.com banner...a new beginning that starts with a 'Battle Cry'! :)




8 July 2013: Charlotte Martin 's 'Veins' To Be Played on 'So You Think You Can Dance' Tomorrow!

Greetings Char fans! A quick note: Charlotte's song 'Veins' will be played on tomorrow's episode of 'So You Think You Can Dance' on FOX! SYTYCD has used Char's music in the past because her music is ripe for lyrical dancer interpretation. Check out this wonderful dance competition (not a fake show, you can't fake being a talented dancer!) and watch talented dancers interpret Char's 'Veins.' :)




12 June 2013: 'Synemy' by Digital Noise Academy (aka Charlotte's awesome side project!) Available NOW on iTunes! Hear a Whole New Side of Charlotte!

Greetings Char fans!

Charlotte's side project, the collaborative band called Digital Noise Academy, has released their long-awaited, originally kickstarter backed album, 'Synemy'! Thanks to the help of fans of Charlotte Martin, Ken Andrews, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Sharky Laguana, Fernando Sanchez, and Jordon Zadornozny, we get to hear some fantastic soundscapes from this 'dream' band. The sound is indie-eclectic-electro-shoegazy-dream-pop-rock. What do you expect from band members that come from such diverse musical backgrounds? The songs are different but flow...'Melting Inside' is pure, dark electro-rock goodness with Charlotte Martin and Ken Andrews taking the vocals. 'Synemy' is such a beautiful song, with Charlotte on vocals and a great chorus that drives the song into pure lift-off. 'Circulation' is another one of my favorites, a song that shakes you and lifts you up from a life lived in regret ("your fists are starting to let go...you thought your blood would never flow"). And the last song, 'Touch', reminds me of freakin' Fleetwood Mac! The whole album rocks. It all works as a whole. And not to worry, Char Mar fans...Charlotte's vocals are sprinkled all over this album. I love the Charlotte Martin fronted songs most. Her at times airy cool, at times soaring vocals help bring a song together and then propel the song into flight. Definitely check this album out and spread the word!

Purchase 'Synemy' by Digital Noise Academy on iTunes or stream on Spotify.

Stay tuned, Char fans! More to come...




24 April 2013: Charlotte's song, "Mission Control" Featured on "We Made You A Mixtape". Download Compilation for Free!

Greetings Char fans!

You know it's serious when someone makes you a mixtape. Well, cdbaby is serious about music and Charlotte Martin! "We Made You A Mixtape" is a compilation of indie artists compiled by cdbaby and Charlotte's song, 'Mission Control', is included in the mix. Download the compilation for free at cdbaby.com.

2013 will be a good year for Charlotte and her fans...I can feel it. :) Stay tuned for all the latest Char Mar news. More to come!




17 April 2013: Good News from the Char Family: Ken Andrews Mixes His First Number One Record!

Hello Char fans!

Big Congratulations are in order for the family Char Mar! Charlotte's husband, Ken Andrews...musician/producer/mixer (man of many hats, that Mr. Andrews!) has mixed the number one album in the country. Ken has mixed-to-perfection the new album by the mega popular band, Paramore! Their self-titled 4th album topped charts world-wide since it was released on April 5, 2013, hitting #1 on iTunes in just days. Now, it is the number one album in the US and UK. Awesome! It's Ken's first number one and we are so incredibly happy and proud of him. Check out Ken's latest blog post for the official news!

Congrats to Ken and Paramore!













25 December 2012: Happy Holidays from Charlotte Martin!


Seasons Greetings, Char Fans!

Happy Holidays from Charlotte's family to yours!

Lots of Char Mar goodness to come in 2013 so...of course it will be a Happy New Year. :)

Thank you for supporting Charlotte Martin and darkest-limits.com!




3 September 2012: It Goes So Fast...Charlotte Martin at the Hotel Cafe! Check Out Photos, the Darkest-Limits Review, Video, and Audio from the Show! Also Screen Caps from the Last Crazies Video Chat with Char!

Hello Char fans!

Where has the time gone. Just a little over a week ago, some of us were in Char Mar heaven, aka, The Hotel Cafe show. It was so wonderful to hear/see Char again...to hang out with Char fans and friends. It goes so fast. Darkest-limits.com brings you memories in the form of photos and video from the show. Check out the Charlotte Martin | Hotel Cafe 8/25/12 page for lots of Charlotte Martin show photos, a review of the show, links to videos and audio of the show. It's all here for you to relive if you were there and to consume if you were not. You can click here or click on the banner at the end of this update to access the goodies.

Just days after the Hotel Cafe show, Charlotte and the Crazies got together for the final video chat for Something Like a Fan Club. Charlotte is such a great person to listen to; she is so candid, funny and giving. It's never enough time and yet she goes over every time. :) It's a chance to ask those burning questions, the more random the better, and she answers. I would love to do a stream of consciousness interview with her! But for now, I have screen caps from the video chat. So fun. So animated. So revealing. So Char Mar. :) Please click here to access the exclusive darkest-limits.com screen caps!

And now we have a bit of Post-Char Show depression (P.C.S.D.) to deal with. It's because Char's shows are always so potent, so much positive energy and awesome music and connection that once it's over...well, you get the blahs. I hope the show photos and the videos and audio help. Also, if you were at the show and want to submit a review, some photos and video? I would love to put them on darkest-limits.com. Please email your contribution to me at siteupdates[at]darkest-limits[dot]com. Feel free to join/like the darkest-limits.com Facebook page for news, updates and fan goodies. Thank you for supporting Charlotte and her music! More to come.






28 August 2012: Check Your Email...Final Crazies Video Chat with Charlotte Scheduled! Video and Audio of Charlotte's Hotel Cafe Show (8/25/12) Now Available!!

Hello Char fans!

Just returned from seeing Charlotte at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles this past Saturday nite. It is always worth the cross country trip to see Char perform as well as the people her music has brought into my life. It's a whole experience of connection via music and that is a beautiful thing. So here's a quick update!!

Attention Something Like a Fan Club Crazies!! Make sure you check your emails as the final video chat with Charlotte has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 9:00PM PT [check your time zone for corresponding time]. All the details are in the email. Hope to 'see' you then!

Darkest-limits.com photos and full review from the show will come this weekend (thank goodness for the long weekend!). If you have any photos, videos, reviews you'd like to share, please send them to me at siteupdates[at]darkest-limits.com. I've got some video to share from the show. Click on the following links to check out:

"Dancing on Needles"

"Life Vest"

"Starlight" (Muse cover!)

I'm putting the "Starlight" Muse cover right below on this page because I *loved* it. So beautiful, intense and a perfect way to end the show. She made it her own. To me, it felt like a love note to the fans...until next time, forget me not. "I'll never let you go if you promise not to fade away..." Promise.

Also, the live audio of the show is already up on the Live Archive! Click here to stream/listen/download. It really was a beautiful show and so glad this was recorded. Thanks, Jon!

That's all for now. Thank you for supporting Charlotte Martin. It was so great to see so many familiar faces and see so many new ones! All there for our gal, Char Mar. Listen to the recording of this Hotel Cafe show. Her music speaks to so many and she is a true artist, open-minded and accepting of and inspired by all. She so appreciates her fans and this show further confirms that I, and many others, will follow her and her music for always. Stay tuned for more from Charlotte Martin...and darkest-limits.com!




7 August 2012: Digital Noise Academy Kickstarter #2 Needs You! See Char Mar LIVE at The Hotel Cafe 8/25/12! Char's "Wild Horses" on "So You Think You Can Dance"

Hello Char fans,

Hope everyone is staying cool as we get into the back-end of this summer. Lots of summer Char Mar news so get your ice cold drink and let's get started.

Digital Noise Academy, Charlotte's side project with her fellow musician friends, has very successfully restarted their kickstarter campaign to fund their album! They've hit their goal of $25K before the deadline!! Yay to the fans that contributed to this project getting done. Now, we can sweeten the pot and get a release party going with $40K. We are currently at $31,460! So, we've got 69 hours to get to $40K. We're almost ready to party. But you need to make it happen! So click here and contribute to what is sure to be a fantastic album!

Charlotte performs at the Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, August 25th. Sure to be a fantastic show...you're not going to want to miss it. It's like going to the mother ship. If you can go? GO. Click on the banner below to get tickets now.

Did you hear Charlotte's version of 'Wild Horses' on 'So You Think You Can Dance' this season? The July 25th episode had Contemporary dancers, Cole and Lindsay, performing to Charlotte's 'Wild Horses'...it was gorgeous. If you missed it check out the video below.

That's all for now! Contribute to the Digital Noise Academy kickstarter campaign! See Charlotte on August 25th at the Hotel Cafe. Get your Char Mar fix and support this artist that has moved so many. See you at the show. :)




10 June 2012: In the Run, Don't Walk Category...Charlotte Martin Returns to The Hotel Cafe! Get Your Tickets NOW!

Hi Char fans!

Well...Char Mar...she's doing that thing again. You know. That thing where she releases info on an upcoming live show...and you immediately feel like you want to go, need to get tickets, (if you're from out of town and are a frequent Char Mar Flyer) need to get plane tickets/hotel reservations/arrange vacation time. Most of you know what I'm talking about here.

Only this time, it may be even more of a reason to go...

Charlotte Martin is playing at The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, August 25, 2012!

A homecoming of sorts for Char as she has not played there since 2009. So come to this show. Whether you're a first timer, a many-timer, a local Char fan or a frequent flyer Char fan...this is gonna be a great show...the information is below. Click on the image to purchase your ticket. See you there. :)

P.S. A little something extra from Charlotte's Official Twitter [which you should follow!]: "If you get tickets to the @hotelcafe show (8/25) tweet me w/ #charhotel and be entered to win a little something!"




20 May 2012: Charlotte's Side Project Band, Digital Noise Academy, Needs YOU! Help Get Their Album Completed!

Hi Char Fans!

Just a quick update to let you know of a wonderful venture by Charlotte and her side project band, Digital Noise Academy. Digital Noise Academy is a unique musical collaboration between Charlotte Martin, Ken Andrews, Fernando Sanchez, Sharky Laguana, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, and Jordon Zadorozny. They have some kick-ass songs. They want to put out their album. They need your help to do it. You can help get some great music out by contributing to the Digital Noise Academy :: Debut Album :: Patronage. There's a great video with all the band members detailing just who they are, the music they're making, as well as reward levels (awesome, once-in-a-lifetime goodies!) for your contribution. Please check it out and if you love Charlotte and the music she creates, please donate. Pledging/Funding for the project ends on May 31, 2012. Support great music and make your pledge soon!

Thanks for supporting Charlotte Martin and her music. You and I know she is awesome...let's help get this music out!

P.S. Follow the Digital Noise Academy Official Twitter Page and Facebook Page!




15 April 2012: Char Mar Does Texas! Photos and Videos by Fans of the McKinney, TX Show! 'Hiding Places' DVD/CD Available Now, Get Yours!

Hello Char fans!

This is an update that is totally of the fans and by the fans. I have no part in it but to bring what they experienced to you via this internet thingy. Charlotte played the McKinney Performing Arts Center in McKinney, TX this past Friday, April 13. By all accounts, it was a powerful and intimate show. For the lucky fans that were there, when Charlotte plays an out-of-the-way show, it's special...where songs you haven't heard in a while make an appearance and maybe you get a new song previewed for a select few ears...or maybe you get to meet her new baby daughter, Stella. :) Well...all of the above happened making it a great show! Darkest-limits.com is lucky to bring you the show thanks to the fans that were there, sharing their pictures, videos, and experience. Thank you to Robert Rose and Randi and his wife, Heidi, for bringing the show to us via their pictures and videos. Randy managed to video all the songs except one. Amazing! I've made a page for the McKinney, TX show and will hold the setlist, photos from the show, from the meet and greet and videos of pretty much the whole show (thanks, Randi and Heidi!). This fan site works because of the Char fans...because they show up to the shows, support Charlotte and share their experience. Love it! Please check out the Charlotte Martin | McKinney Performing Arts Center | McKinney, TX | 4/13/12 show page or just click on the banner above for all the work your fellow fans did to bring you the show. Thank you again, Robert, Randy and Heidi!


brand new song called (tentatively) 'fearfully and wonderfully made' <3

The Bootleg Theater show on April 1, 2012 is still fresh in the minds of many. It was a great show. Fans, Jessica DePaiva, Sarah M. and Holly J, have graciously sent darkest-limits some of their photos and video from the evening. I have added it to the Charlotte Martin | Bootleg Theater | Los Angeles, CA | 4/1/12 show page so please check out the show from their angle. :)

Do you have photos/video from the show/with Char Mar you'd like to share? I'd be happy to put them here! :) Email me what you've got: siteupdates[at]darkest-limits[dot]com.

'Hiding Places' DVD/CD is available for purchase now! :) If you have not gotten your copy of this docu-performance DVD and CD yet, well...it's one of the best things Charlotte has ever put out so, get it. 'Hiding Places' DVD/CD is on sale now and available in the Charlotte Martin Official Store and CD Baby. 'Hiding Places' CD is also available for digital purchase at iTunes, Amazon MP3 and most digital retailers.

Please check out this update. Click on the banner for the Texas show that your fellow fans brought to you. It's a wonderful thing to have fans contribute to this page. It's, after all, a fan site! :) Thank you to the fans that contributed to this update and thank you to all the fans that see Charlotte live, love Charlotte and support her music. I can't wait to see her and everyone when she's out there again!




8 April 2012: The Big Char Mar Los Angeles Show Update! Photos, Videos, Audio and Darkest-Limits Review of the Bootleg Theater Show! 'Hiding Places' DVD/CD Available Now, Get Yours! See Char in Texas Next Week!

Hello Char fans!

Well. Charlotte Martin played one of the best shows I've seen her play in Los Angeles this past Sunday at the Bootleg Theater. She sounded so strong and she played new songs and songs with drums that blew me (and the audience, I think) away. I put together a review plus some photos and videos I took as well as links to other fans that took video and photos. It was just a fantastic show...so wonderful to see Charlotte live again and to see so many friends/fans and meet some new ones and share the show. Charlotte's music brings people together and it's one of the best parts of being at her show. You're with family! Please click here or the banner above to see the Charlotte Martin | Bootleg Theater | Los Angeles, CA | 4/1/12 show page. Do you have photos/video from the show/with Char Mar you'd like to share? I'd be happy to put them here! :) Email me what you've got: siteupdates[at]darkest-limits[dot]com.

'Hiding Places' DVD/CD is out now! :) It was released at the Bootleg Theater show and if you have not gotten your copy of this docu-performance DVD and CD yet, well...what are you waiting for? 'Hiding Places' DVD/CD is on sale now and available in the Charlotte Martin Official Store and CD Baby. 'Hiding Places' CD is also available for digital purchase at iTunes, Amazon MP3 and most digital retailers. Don't delay! Get yours today...that way you can participate in a poll I will be asking in a week on the darkest-limits.com facebook page. Check out the video above for some 'Hiding Places' words from Char Mar herself. :)

Go to McKinney, Texas on Friday, April 13 and see Charlotte! She will be performing at the McKinney Performing Arts Center in McKinney, TX on Friday, April 13 at 8PM. Tickets are $25 and on sale now here. I feel like it's going to be a very special show. Tell your friends and get your tickets now. :)

That's all for now. I hope you enjoy the update with all the photos and videos...and I hope everyone that reads this page (and beyond...tell your friends!) goes to see Charlotte perform live. I guarantee you cannot see just one Charlotte Martin show. She is that amazing. I cannot wait for more! Until then, order your copy of 'Hiding Places' and immerse yourself into her music. This CD is one of my favorite releases from her to date! Thanks for reading this page and thank you for supporting Charlotte Martin!




24 March 2012: 'Hiding Places' DVD/CD Combo Now Available for PRE-ORDER! Check Out the 'Hiding Places' HD Trailer! New Show Added: Char Mar Goes to Texas! New Song, 'Mission Control,' Available for Crazies Purchase!

Hello Char fans!

Time to catch up on all the happenings in the world of Char Mar! It starts with... 'Hiding Places'!

No more hiding for 'Hiding Places,' Charlotte's new CD/DVD combo set to be released April 3, 2012! Pre-order your copy of 'Hiding Places' NOW and you may win a phone call from Char! 'Hiding Places' is part live show dvd, part documentary combined with an 8 song EP. It's about Charlotte...more candid than ever as she talks about what's been going on with her the past couple years. It's about her music, against all odds. It looks intense both in musical performance and documentary content. A must have for Char fans, old and new. Check out the trailer for 'Hiding Places' and pre-order it now here. Once I finish this update? I'm clicking on that pre-order link. So excited to see and here.

Charlotte has announced a second show in April! In addition to the April 1st Bootleg Theater show in Los Angeles, Charlotte will be playing at the McKinney Performing Arts Center in McKinney, TX on April 13. The return of Char Mar to Texas! Look out, it's sure to be a great show. Tickets on sale now!

Charlotte Martin
The Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, April 1, 2012. Doors at 8PM.
Show at 10PM
Tickets are $15 and on sale now here

Charlotte Martin
McKinney Performing Arts Center in McKinney, TX

Friday, April 13, 2012. 8PM
Tickets are $25 and on sale now here

And something for the Something Like a Fan Club Crazies...get 'Mission Control,' a fantastic new song off 'Hiding Places' now! As a crazy level Char fan (a.k.a. a fan that wants all things Char Mar in your hot little hands right now), you should have received an email instructing you how to purchase 'Mission Control' in advance. Check your email and purchase 'Mission Control'...blast it because it's beautiful!

That's all for now. More to come as we bring you some great photos from the upcoming Los Angeles show. It will be wonderful to see some familiar faces and meet some new friends all for the love of the one and only Charlotte Martin. Can't wait. See you on the road to Char Mar. :)




28 February 2012 - Charlotte Releases a New DVD/CD Combo called 'Hiding Places' on April 3, 2012! Get Yours at the Char Mar Bootleg Theater show on April 1 (no joke)! Listen to a stream of 'Mission Control' a New Char Mar Song! Exclusive Darkest-Limits.Com Screen Caps from the 3rd Crazies Video Chat with Char Mar!

Hello Char Fans!

Some wonderful news to report! If you are signed up for the Charlotte Martin Newsletter, you already know: 'Hiding Places,' the new DVD/CD combo by Charlotte Martin, is being released on April 3. 2012! It will be available in Charlotte's online store and the CD part will be available from your favorite digital music retailer. Better yet, if you are going to the April 1st show at the Bootleg Theater in LA, then you can buy it there first. Yay!! I cannot wait to hear that CD...there could be anything on there...for instance...

'Mission Control'! Take an exclusive first listen to this gorgeous (yes, I took a listen before I wrote this) song here. This song...I already love it. The vocals are spot on, beautiful, soaring. The synths/production mirror Char's voice and from 3:00 on just makes me cry with how beautiful the music is...is that the bridge? I think so and then when I think it can't get better, it does at 4:15. LOVE THIS. I hope you will to. I think you will. I cannot wait to hear the rest of that CD! Excuse me while I geek out... :D

So not only will Char undoubtedly put on a fantastic show on April 1st at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles. Not only will there be a live drummer by the name of Fernando Sanchez, but there will be a new DVD/CD, 'Hiding Places', available for purchase. So will you be there? Get your tickets now!

Charlotte Martin
The Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, April 1, 2012. Doors at 8PM.
Show at 10PM
Tickets are $15 and on sale now here!

Finally, Charlotte gave a wonderful fan club video chat with her crazies on 2/1/12. Here are some video screen caps from the event! So great to 'see' Char Mar. As always, she was funny, candid, moving and crazy fun. I hope she knows how grateful we are for her time.

It's all building up to be a great April 2012! Hope to see you in Los Angeles for Charlotte's show at the Bootleg Theater on April 1 and to share what is sure to be a fun, musically mind-blowing evening. And...we get goodies! Yay!




4 January 2012 - Charlotte to Play A Show at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles on April 1! Tickets Available Now!

Attention, Char fans!

Great news out of the blue to start the year off right: Charlotte is ready to hit the stage again in April! Info below...

Charlotte Martin
The Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, April 1, 2012. Doors at 8PM.
Show at 10PM
Tickets are $15 and on sale now here!

I'm excited. I'm planning on making the trip and being there. I hope to see many familiar faces and lots of new ones. I think it's a good time to show Char Mar how much we missed her by welcoming her back to the stage...full house and in style. What a great way to start out 2012...








24 December 2011 - Wishing You All A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Dear Char fans,

A mini-update to wish you all a very happy holiday season and a fantastic 2012. Charlotte (and her adorable family) sent the following totally cute e-card to her fan club! It's so holiday happy! :) Click the image on the right to see the full version.

In addition to the card, she sent a holiday greeting and if you have the 'crazies' package, then you also got a wonderful treat of live Char Mar recordings from this year. These are soundboard plus quality! So wonderful to listen to some 'live' Char as we end this year.

Charlotte Martin store sale is happening! Save 30% off storewide until 11:59PM ET, December 31, 2011. All orders $15+ get a free "I'm Normal...Please Date Me" Pin. If you are seeing that Char fan (or someone you want to turn into a Char fan) after Christmas...? Shop now and stock up in the Charlotte Martin Official Store!

It's been a great year for Char fans. We got: a brand new official site, 'Something Like a Fan Club' with even more access to Charlotte and her music, 'Dancing on Needles' a gorgeous new album, the 'Dancing on Needles' January tour...and so much more goodies. What's to come in 2012? Well, we all know Char Mar loves to out-do herself so it's sure to be exciting. Thank you for supporting Charlotte and being on this journey. More to come! See you in 2012!




10 October 2011 - Charlotte Chats with Her Something Like a Fan Club Crazies: Part Deux...Check Out Some Exclusive Screen Caps! Plus Char Has A Question For You!

Hello Char fans!

Just a quick update to darkest-limits.com!

On September 23, 2011, Charlotte and her die-hard Crazies had a fun-filled video chat; the second of the Something Like a Fan Club exclusives. It was wonderful to see Charlotte again, in good spirits, feeling better, being a mom to her two adorable kids and creating music again. She's working when she can and she has goodies up her sleeves. Check out these exclusive screen-caps from the second Charlotte Martin video chat brought to you by darkest-limits.com. Lots to look forward to!

Something Like a Fan Club members received a September B-side called 'My Business Isn't Death'...another song that could have been released because it's classic Char Mar. Voice, big piano, some accompanying backing beats. So good! continues to be the hub for all the Char Mar goodies. It's not too late to be "Crazy" for Char Mar. Check out Something Like a Fan Club and count yourself among the Char Mar devoted. :)

Finally, check out a question Charlotte has for her fans on the Charlotte Martin Message Board. What do you want to hear from Charlotte next? Chime in here because you never know who's going to be reading. :)

Thanks for supporting Charlotte Martin! I, for one, cannot wait to hear what is next from our gal. More to come!




19 September 2011 - Attention Crazies: Second Video Chat with Charlotte This Friday! Be There!

Hello Char fans!

Fall is upon us! Back to school, back to work...busy time. No different for Charlotte Martin as we see from her recent tweets, she's picking up steam with some new music on the horizon. Where will she take us next? I'm very excited to hear what is to come from Charlotte.

Big news! A second video chat with Charlotte and her Crazies will take place on Friday, September 23 at 8PM PT on StageIt. You'll need to sign up for a StageIt account and email your username, Something Like a Fan Club order number (or the email address for your SLAFC account) and one question for Charlotte to slafc@charlotteteam.com no later than Wednesday, September 21 at 3PM PT to participate in the chat.

So one more time, you Crazies, you...in order to participate in the second video chat, email to slafc@charlotteteam.com by Wednesday, September 21 at 3PM PT the following:

1) your StageIt username
2) SLAFC order number/email address
3) one question for Charlotte!

The last chat was such a wonderful experience. It was just great to 'see' Charlotte again and hear how she is, what she's up to...just hanging out. It was also fun to hear Charlotte answer our fan questions! It's an adventure with Char Mar, you never know what she will say...it will however always be insightful, funny, and quite touching. Something Like a Fan Club continues to be the ultimate Charlotte Martin fan's source for all Char Mar goodies. Hope to 'see' you all at the second Char Mar video chat!




3 July 2011 - Charlotte Chats with Her Something Like a Fan Club Crazies...Check Out Some Exclusive Screen Caps! Introducing...the Darkest-Limits.Com Chat Room! Get to Know Your Fellow Char Fans! Check It Out!

Hello Char Fans!

A very quick update to share some fun screen caps from Charlotte's first ever Something Like a Fan Club Crazies video chat. This past Thursday (6/30) at 8PM PT, Charlotte appeared on the screens of some of her most diehard fans to answer questions and pretty much have a lovefest. She was scheduled for a half hour but went over (of course, it's just like a Char show!) for about another 20 minutes. That's our Char Mar. It was wonderful to 'see' and 'hear' her...a lot of fun, very intimate as well. I cannot wait for the next one! But for now, check out some screen caps from me and Jenna...darkest-limits.com exclusives. It's not too late to be "Crazy" for Char Mar. Check out Something Like a Fan Club and sign up! The goodies have been fantastic and we're only about 1/2 way through the year!

The chat was so fun. It was a chance for Char fans to gather and discuss our common interests in so many topics, including Char Mar. There was interest in having regular chats...just the fans (of course, having Charlotte there was even better!)...but just a chat room where we can gather to talk and connect. Ask and yee shall receive! I have added a Chat Room to darkest-limits.com! The room will occasionally be "Offline" but if you want to chat, let me know at jules[at]darkest-limits[dot]com. Email me with topics you'd like to talk about. You can go to "fans" in the navigation bar above and click on the banner for the chat room. Please book mark for easy access. Chats will be announced on the chat room page, on the darkest-limits.com facebook page, and on darkest-limits.com twitter. Maybe we can make it a regular thing if there's enough interest. The software is kind of new to me so let's test it out and see how it goes! Thanks so much.

Also, please check out this wonderful cover of "Galaxies" by the Fabulous Fridays, a jazz pop choir from the University of Arts - Berlin. "Galaxies" was the song that various choirs had to perform for the Aarhus Choir Competition, 2011. This particular one is really wonderful and there is a recording available for download. Here are the Fabulous Fridays performing "Galaxies" at the competition. Enjoy!

That's all for now. Char is back at work and I cannot wait to see/hear what happens next. In the meantime, keep supporting Charlotte and her music...and keep in touch with each other. Thanks for reading!






27 June 2011 - Charlotte Martin Video Chat with her Crazie fans! Something Like a Fan Club B-sides and Work In Progress Released! Digital Noise Academy Free Song! Char's 'Wild Horses' on Britain's 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Hello Char Fans!

Just a quick update on some Char Mar happenings as we barrel full steam ahead into summer!

Charlotte will be having her first video chat with her fans on Thursday, June 30 at 8PM Pacific Time. Please check for your corresponding chat time. If you purchased the Crazies level fan package with all the bells and whistles, you get the video chat! All the details have been sent in an email today so please check yours. From my experience, the Crazies package is completely worth it. All the music you get from Char and video chat...so worth it. If you purchase a Crazies level fan package by Wednesday then you will be eligible for the chat. See you on Thursday!

In more Something Like A Fan Club news, the song 'Desire' was released a B-side to members in May and, personally, it's fast become one of my favorite Char songs. Very minimal, very lyrically potent, very Char. And in June, a work-in-progress song, 'Cocooning' was released to Crazie level fan club members. Yay!

Charlotte's side project, Digital Noise Academy, is looking for ways to release their music. While they figure that out, they've made another of their songs, 'Thursday Night Party,' available on their site for free! Check it out.

And finally, it's summer, it must be time for 'So You Think You Can Dance,' a show that uses Charlotte's music for dance numbers. In America, the season has just started so we will see if they use Char's music, but in Britain's version of the show, they already have. Check out Charlotte's version of 'Wild Horses' in this beautiful dance.

That's all for now! Thank you for supporting Charlotte and her music. She will be back working on some new music for all of us very soon and I can't wait to hear what's next. Next update soon! Thanks for reading darkest-limits.com // the Definitive Charlotte Martin Fan Site!




16 April 2011 - The Definitive Charlotte Martin Fan Site Catches Up! The Dancing on Needles Tour...In Review: Photos, Audio, Video! "Volcano" Video! Char Mar Store Sale to Benefit Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Relief! The Benefits of Being a Char Mar 'Crazy'! Soundcheck Video from NYC Show and Most Importantly...Stella Jean Has Arrived! :)

Greetings Char Mar fans!

It's about time there was an update. It's way past due. But...you know how after Char Mar tour or any Char Mar show, there's this amazing, heady high and after it's all over, a kind of listless depression hits? There's a name for it: Post Tour Depression of the Char Mar kind. I had it (and may still have it), I'm pretty sure anyone that saw the shows in January had it afterwards. The Dancing on Needles Tour was a short but potent tour! Charlotte, who was about 7 months pregnant and recovering from intercostal neuralgia, traveled to Chicago, New York and back home to Los Angeles to do a series of acoustic shows to premiere some brand new songs from her latest album, 'Dancing on Needles.' She referred to herself as a 'time-bomb' as she hit and held those high notes...all while very preggo. It was a sight to behold! It was great to see her and so many Char fans at these shows. The new songs were emotionally charged and familiar songs like 'Keep Me in Your Pocket' and 'The Stalker Song' took a new humorous meaning (did I mention she was very pregnant?). :) Char sounded as powerful as ever. Check out the Dancing on Needles Tour - Winter 2011 Tour Page for all the photos, audio, video and links to reviews and more by fellow fans. It's all here for you to experience and/or re-live.

'Dancing on Needles' is now available! This album is filled with pain and yet, it's so comforting. Some of Charlotte's most complex, dark and heartwrenching songs are on this album. It's the magic of Char Mar's music. Get this album from the Charlotte Martin On-line Store and the following digital music retailers: iTunes, Amazon MP3, Napster, and Rhapsody.

Want a hard copy of 'Dancing on Needles'? Join Charlotte's Official Fan Club: 'Something Like a Fan Club'! You will receive an autographed hard copy of the CD (all the artwork, lyrics, etc.) in addition to b-sides and songs-in-progress (and much more), depending on which membership you choose. I highly recommend the Crazies package. Since January 2011, we already have received 3 HD videos, and 3 unreleased songs. As a Char Mar Crazy, you have soundcheck access to one show during a tour. I went to the NYC sound check/meet and greet and grabbed this video of "Last Song" and "Starlight" (left) for darkest-limits.com. So much more goodies on the way. If you're crazy about Char Mar and her music, sign up for her official fan club here. It is worth it and has surprised me with the amount of goodies already!

Charlotte in the press! Check out the Press section for all the latest interviews, reviews and articles on Charlotte and 'Dancing on Needles.' I've noted the latest with an asterisk. Definitely check out the video interviews from Fox News 411: Charlotte Martin and Out.com Popnography with Charlotte...and the Billboard article. Just check it all out in Press. :)

Charlotte recently released a video for 'Volcano,' a song off her new album 'Dancing on Needles.' Check it out!

Do you have your Char Mar gear? Check out the Charlotte Martin On-line store...10% of her store sales will be donated to the American Red Cross for Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Relief efforts. Get your Char Mar gear and help out a very important cause.

Last but certainly not least, welcome to the world Stella Jean Andrews! She was born March 9, 2011 and she is absolutely adorable. No official photo released yet so out of respect for Charlotte and her family, none will be posted on darkest-limits.com until there's an officially released picture of the little lady. But if you can't wait...check out the Official Charlotte Martin Message Board. It's amazing. She's already been on Char Mar tour :) Congratulations to Charlotte, Ken, and Ronen!

That's all for now! I think we're all caught up with the news and releases. To stay up to date:

*Sign up for the Charlotte Martin Newsletter
*Join "Something Like a Fan Club" (Casuals or Crazies packages...the music continues!)
*Join/like the brand new darkest-limits.com // The Definitive Charlotte Martin Fan Site Face book page! Interact.
*Follow Charlotte's Official Twitter Page and Facebook Page
*Get the latest on Char Mar and interact with Char Mar fans on the Official Charlotte Martin Message Board

Thank you to Charlotte for the Dancing on Needles tour; for coming out and giving the fans something very special with the debut of the new album...and thanks to the Char Mar fans for being at the shows and supporting Charlotte to this day and beyond. It's all wonderfully symbiotic. Check back because there is more to come from Charlotte and darkest-limits.com.


Thank you guys so so very very much. I know there's new people that haven't seen me before and there's a lot of people that have seen me many times and supported me over the years...I've said this at the last show...I am certainly not Madonna, but it's because of you that I have a career and that I'm able to make music and people give a shit enough to listen to it...so thank you very very much. - Charlotte Martin, NYC, 1/16/11




4 January 2011 - Charlotte Martin Re-Launches Official Website Complete With A Brand New Look! It's Official: 'Something Like A Fan Club' Is Here! What Kind of Char Fan Are YOU? See Charlotte Live! Get Your Tickets Now...Happy New Year, Indeed!

Happy New Year, Char Fans!

The updates have been fast and furious lately! Lots of new things happening in the land of Char Mar. There has been some serious renovation done to the Official Charlotte Martin Web Site in anticipation of her new album, "Dancing on Needles." Please check out the new official site and get a glimpse at what the feel of the album will be. Chock full of brand new photos, information and...a fan club! It really looks fresh, updated, current and beautiful.

Charlotte will kick off the Dancing on Needles tour in Chicago this coming Sunday! She will then hit NYC and Los Angeles. The first (7PM) of her two NYC shows at Joe's Pub is sold out, so please get your ticket for the second (9PM) if you plan on coming to what is sure to be an amazing evening with Charlotte. All these shows will be very special because Charlotte will be premiering some songs from the new album and because we miss Char and this will be a great reunion for us all. Please see ticket and venue information below and get your tickets now!

January 9, 2011 | Schuba's | Chicago, IL | 8PM
*Purchase tickets here.

January 16, 2011 | Joe's Pub | NY, New York | 7PM and 9PM
Charlotte Martin at Joe's Pub. Two shows in one night. Spend the evening with Char! :)
*7PM show is SOLD OUT
*Purchase tickets here for 9PM show

January 29, 2011 | The Bootleg Theater | Los Angeles, CA | 10:15PM
It's the CD Release show! Get your tickets now. Be there. :)
*Purchase tickets here

Something Like a Fan Club is here! Charlotte's first official fan club is aptly named ('it goes with everything.') and has lots of goodies if you sign up. Most importantly, being a member is the only way you can get a physical copy of the upcoming, 'Dancing on Needles' CD. There are two tiers of fans in this fan club: The Crazies and The Casuals. Which type of fan are you?? I can tell you now I'm certifiable so I'm signing up with The Crazies. If you've seen her a bunch of times, maybe even have followed her tour around to different states, if you cannot get enough of her music and anything she puts out? I'm thinking you should be part of The Crazies too. If you're more a Casual, then go for it. It's all good. Check out the tiers and sign up! This is new and very much about time. The video of Charlotte announcing the fan club (see right) is so fun and wonderful...this fan club is IT. Check it out and be counted amongst the legions of Char Mar Crazies and Casuals!

I'm so excited about all of the above. 2011 is already amazing...with Charlotte doing some shows, the new website which captures her as an artist now, and the gathering of her fans with Something Like a Fan Club. This is what it's all about; her music and the fans. Thanks for reading this update and stay tuned as there will undoubtedly be more from Charlotte Martin! :)




30 December 2010: 'Volcano'! First Single Off the New Album Revealed and Ready for Purchase Now! Get Your Tickets to See Charlotte Live in January!

Greetings Char fans!

Big news. BIG news.

Important logistics first. Charlotte will be on tour in January 2011 to promote her new album, 'Dancing on Needles' which comes out February 1, 2011. She will be heading Midwest, East and West (in that order). Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles will not know what hit them as Charlotte premieres some of her new songs live for the first time as well as favorites. You will not want to miss these shows, conveniently scheduled on weekends! :) See below for ticket and venue info. Get your tickets now as they have been selling briskly!

January 9, 2011 | Schuba's | Chicago, IL | 8PM
*Purchase tickets here.

January 16, 2011 | Joe's Pub | NY, New York | 7PM and 9PM
Charlotte Martin at Joe's Pub. Two shows in one night. Spend the evening with Char! :)
*Purchase tickets here for 7PM show
*Purchase tickets here for 9PM show

January 29, 2011 | The Bootleg Theater | Los Angeles, CA | 10:15PM
It's the CD Release show! Get your tickets now. Be there. :)
*Purchase tickets here

The first single off 'Dancing on Needles' is.... 'Volcano'! Ring in the New Year properly with some new Char Mar music by purchasing "Volcano" in Charlotte's bandcamp page. You want this. You've all been waiting for a new single, in full, from the new album. Here it is! However, it is only available until Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 11:59PM EST. Support Charlotte and her new album...purchase "Volcano" while you can. You do not want to miss out on this!

There's a sale in Charlotte's Official Store (now housed with bandfarm!). Time to get that t-shirt, those button sets, and those CDs that you've always wanted to complete your (or someone else's) Char Mar collection. It's still the holiday season!

This just in! An interview with Charlotte on ArtistDirect regarding 'Dancing on Needles' and what went into making this record. Check it out and chime in here. Probably the best interview I've read to date regarding the new album. Yay!

What an exciting and lovely way to end 2010. New music by Charlotte Martin. It's what so many of us have been eagerly anticipating and hoping for...and by the sound of 'Volcano' the wait has definitely been worth it. I love the dark lyrics, the mix of beats with Charlotte's vocal style...the song sounds like the passing of time. I thought that 'Dancing on Needles' would be the first single but what a great surprise to get 'Volcano.' It's almost the perfect song to release now that I think about it. I hope everyone takes advantage of it's limited release, purchases it for a mere 99 cents and plays it on repeat until the new album comes out. That's what I would do...in addition to going to see her live in January! Get your tickets, buckle up and enjoy the new music...the new journey on which Charlotte Martin is taking us.

Happy New Year to you all...see you next year!




2 December 2010: Get Your Tickets to See Charlotte in January Now! Charlotte Martin Arsonist Army Mission, Help Spread the Word About the Dancing On Needles Tour! Charlotte's First Interview About "Dancing On Needles"! Charlotte's Song "Habit" on Web Soap "Venice"!

Hello Char fans!

In a little over a month, Charlotte will be doing some very special shows to promote her upcoming album, 'Dancing on Needles.' An album filled with pain and recovery...a journey of emotions that is sure to be excellent. It's the next chapter for Charlotte and her music. Be there to hear it begin with some like-minded folk! Chicago. New York City. Los Angeles. If you can get to any of these shows, do it. Check out the ticket info below and get yours today before it is too late!

January 9, 2011 | Schuba's | Chicago, IL | 8PM
*Purchase tickets here.

January 16, 2011 | Joe's Pub | NY, New York | 7PM and 9PM
Charlotte Martin at Joe's Pub. Two shows in one night. Spend the evening with Char! :)
*Purchase tickets here for 7PM show
*Purchase tickets here for 9PM show

January 29, 2011 | The Bootleg Theater | Los Angeles, CA | 10:15PM
It's the CD Release show! Get your tickets now. Be there. :)
*Purchase tickets here

Attention, Char Mar Army Recruits! Help spread the word about the Dancing on Needles Tour! If you are in Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles and want to help promote the shows...if you are not in those tour cities but want to help promote Charlotte and her shows via your online presence...we want you! Check out the Charlotte Martin Team and Main board to find out how you can participate and get Charlotte out there to the masses. All participants will be entered for a chance to win a very unique prize! Check the board for all the information on how you can support Charlotte on the Dancing on Needles Tour. Put these tour banners and avatars on your online sites. Let's hear you, Char fans!

The first interview with Charlotte about the new album goes to Soundspike! Check out Charlotte's interview with Soundspike as she talks about what she went through to make "Dancing on Needles." It's an honest, revealing interview so please check it out.

Charlotte's song, "Habit" (LP version from "Orphans"), was featured in episode of 208 of the popular web series, 'Venice.' It was wonderful to hear Charlotte's song accent the drama of the scenes. Check out the show and the song here. Hope to hear more of Charlotte in all kinds of media and artistic expression.

Busy time of year and not because it's the holiday season! It's Char Mar season. :) Hope to hear from Char Mar fans to help spread the word and hope to see you all on the road in January!

charlottemartin.com




27 November 2010: New Blog from Charlotte - The Recovery, The New Album "Dancing on Needles" and...It's A Girl! Congratulations and Celebration!

Greetings Char fans!

A very quick update to point you in the direction of Charlotte's new blog! In her own words, Charlotte talks about a rough year, the new album and a brand new addition to her family...a baby girl! Also, the L.A. show in January 2011 will be the official CD release show! There's so much wonderful news in this blog, I will let you savor it yourself.

Get your tickets for the upcoming shows in January! Be there to listen to the new album live and to wish Charlotte well.

January 9, 2011 | Schuba's | Chicago, IL | 8PM
*Purchase tickets here.

January 16, 2011 | Joe's Pub | NY, New York | 7PM and 9PM
Charlotte Martin at Joe's Pub. Two shows in one night. Spend the evening with Char! :)
*Purchase tickets here for 7PM show
*Purchase tickets here for 9PM show

January 29, 2011 | The Bootleg Theater | Los Angeles, CA | 10:15PM
*Purchase tickets here Just announced as the official CD release show!

Congratulations to Charlotte, Ken, Ronen and the rest of her family. She will have a matching set! How much do I love Ronen's name choice for his soon-to-be baby sister?? Absolutely priceless.

More great Char Mar news to come!




21 November 2010: "Dancing on Needles" Clip in Share-able Player Form! Charlotte Martin Shows in January: Tickets Available Now! Charlotte on Reverbnation!

Greetings Char fans,

Quickie update to remind you that Charlotte's brand new CD, 'Dancing on Needles,' will be released on February 1, 2011. In celebration of that, Charlotte will be playing some shows in January 2011! Come celebrate with Charlotte and some very excited Char Mar fans. Check out the ticket information below:

January 9, 2011 | Schuba's | Chicago, IL | 8PM
*Purchase tickets here.

January 16, 2011 | Joe's Pub | NY, New York | 7PM and 9PM
Charlotte Martin at Joe's Pub. Two shows in one night. Spend the evening with Char! :)
*Purchase tickets here for 7PM show
*Purchase tickets here for 9PM show

January 29, 2011 | The Bootleg Theater | Los Angeles, CA | 10:15PM
*Purchase tickets here

Help spread the word about Charlotte Martin and her new album! Check out Charlotte's Official Reverbnation profile and share the player which has 'Dancing on Needles' clip all queued up...just like what's on this update (see below).


Share it, embed it, on your online presences (facebook, twitter, personal blog, etc).

The holidays are almost here. Thanksgiving is this week and we'll all get caught up in the whirl wind of the holiday season. Before all that, I would like to wish everyone reading this, all the Char Mar diehard fans, a very happy, healthy Thanksgiving. No joke when I say I'm thankful to every single person I've met through Charlotte Martin, her music, and her touring. Thanks gang. See you soon!




14 November 2010: "Dancing on Needles" To Be Released February 1, 2011! Press Release and Ticket Information for Upcoming Shows! New Banner for darkest-limits.com //The Definitive Charlotte Martin Fan Site!

Hello Char Fans!

A few addition items have been announced since I last updated so I wanted to bring you all up to speed and have the latest information on darkest-limits.com

Mark your calendars. It's official...

Charlotte Martin's new album, 'Dancing on Needles,' will be released on February 1, 2011!

Please read the press release for 'Dancing on Needles' here. This release gives some insight into what Charlotte has been going through this past year; how she took the physical and emotional pain of the nerve disorder she has been dealing with and made it into music and art. We also get a glimpse into the new album and some of the songs on it. One of the things I love most about Charlotte's music is that while many of her songs start off dark, she never leaves you there...there is always light and hope at the end. I cannot wait to hear the journey she will take us on with 'Dancing on Needles.'

To celebrate the new album, Charlotte has lined up some shows in January 2011 which you should do everything in your power to get to! If you think her recorded music is amazing, you should see her live. Show information and ticket links below...

January 9, 2011 | Schuba's | Chicago, IL | 8PM
*Purchase tickets here

January 16, 2011 | Joe's Pub | NY, New York | 7PM and 9PM
Check out a clip of 'Dancing on Needles' here Two shows in one night.
*Purchase tickets for 7PM show here
*Purchase tickets for 9PM show here

January 29, 2011 | The Bootleg Theater | Los Angeles, CA | 10:15PM
*Purchase tickets here

To celebrate Charlotte, 'Dancing on Needles,' and the upcoming shows, I have given darkest-limits.com an exclusive new banner! Brand new photo of Charlotte...with some added effects. Enjoy.

I love Char Tour and it's even more exciting because we have some new Char Mar music to look forward to. Check back here and the Official Charlotte Martin web site for the latest. Also, sign up for the Charlotte Martin newsletter to get it all in your mailbox. More news to come!




8 November 2010: 'Tis the Season! Charlotte Martin to Perform Special Shows in Support of Upcoming Album, 'Dancing on Needles'! Ticket Information and Teaser Clip of 'Dancing on Needles' Here!

Greetings Char Fans!

It's like a sleeping, beautiful, blonde giant is stirring and the excitement of what is to come has fallen over the Charlotte Martin fandom. It's a great feeling. :) There have been rumblings and hints for a few weeks...tweets from Charlotte and the Official Charlotte Martin Message board have let fans know that something is up. Now? It's Official...

Charlotte Martin's new album will be called 'Dancing on Needles' and she will be doing some very special shows in January 2011. As of now, she will be playing Chicago on January 9, 2011 and 2 shows (!!) in NYC on January 16, 2011. This news has made the rest of my year. Now..is it a tour? A few shows? It's semantics, I say! :) Charlotte is performing and her new album is coming out which means that it's time to get your tickets...maybe even take a trip to where the shows are. Make it a vacation for yourself. You deserve it and you will not be sorry. The where, when and ticket logistics are below.

January 9, 2011 - Schuba's, Chicago - 8PM
*Purchase tickets here.

With every advance ticket purchase, you get a free mini mac 'n cheese dish. I mean, it's Charlotte Martin and free mac 'n cheese. Nothing better! :)

January 16, 2011 - Joe's Pub, NYC - 7PM and 9PM
Charlotte Martin at Joe's Pub. Two shows in one night. This will be epic. Again. This is also the Sunday nite before the MLK Jr. holiday. You can so totally come to this show from wherever you are and not miss work. :)

*Purchase tickets here for 7PM show
*Purchase tickets here for 9PM show

January 29, 2011 - The Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles - 10:15PM
*Purchase tickets here
A new place to see Charlotte in Los Angeles, CA! This should be fun.

As an extra treat, there is a teaser clip of a brand new song from the album. The song: 'Dancing on Needles.' You can listen to it here by clicking this link. There's also a very special announcement coming regarding the release of the new album, 'Dancing on Needles.' And the excitement builds!

I love 'Dancing on Needles' just from the clip of the song. My opinion on the song and, indeed, all Charlotte's music? She has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that she can be just voice and acoustic piano. It's a very special thing when she does that, actually. However, I adore that Charlotte is so experimental, always growing and expanding the bounds of her music. But in the end? It is her music. I've read some comparisons of the new song clip (already!) and I can understand it. People always need a basis of comparison I suppose. However, the main thing is? This is Charlotte Martin. It's her voice and her writing/lyrics. The sound is hers and what she does with it. All female artists who are good and worth listening to will ultimately sound like Kate Bush (that goes for other female artists I admire such as Bat For Lashes, Florence and the Machine, etc.). Everyone sounds like something else but artists that succeed in making you listen put their own spin on it. Charlotte Martin does that with 'Dancing on Needles' and with pretty much everything she releases, which is why I (and you who are reading) continue to be a huge fan of her music. She keeps on growing musically/sonically/lyrically and hopefully, our ears will grow and follow her along on this journey. That's the way I see it! And why I will be hitting those upcoming shows and hope to see you all there so we can experience her new music together.

A full album of new Charlotte Martin music. Someone pull me back down to earth because I am floating, I'm so excited! More news to come. Check back here for more news and goodness from Charlotte Martin.




27 September 2010: Charlotte on iTunes Ping! Behind-the-Scenes Photo from the Dancing On Needles Album Shoot!

Hello char fans,

These updates are going to be as quick as the speed that things are happening in the Char Mar camp! :)

Charlotte is now on iTunes Ping! You need to have iTunes 10 on your computer to run Ping but it's worth it. It's a great time to follow Charlotte because there's a new album on the way! Get all the latest from Charlotte and follow your fellow music fans. Check out Charlotte's Artist Profile and follow her.

Finally, Charlotte had a photo shoot yesterday for her upcoming album, tentatively titled, 'Dancing on Needles.' We have a behind-the-scenes photo (used with permission) from the shoot (see below)!

Apparently there are spears involved. Charlotte is looking as beautiful as ever...with spear or without! Looking forward to the new album even more now. So, follow Charlotte on iTunes Ping and stay tuned for the latest on all things Charlotte and album 4. Thanks for supporting Charlotte!




25 September 2010: Album 4..."Dancing On Needles"...Is Almost Here! Latest News!

Hello Char fans!

Just a brief, but potent, update from the Char Mar camp. Through a series of tweets from Charlotte, we now know the following:

*Album 4 is done!
*Photos for the new album are happening this weekend.
*As of now, the name of the new album is... 'Dancing On Needles'!

Things seem to be moving along well. I think 'Dancing On Needles' is a great album title, very clever and dichotomous, and really playing with imagery. Love it. I'm really glad Charlotte is feeling better and has completed her fourth opus...it will undoubtedly be a work of art, just from what we've heard her preview live, acoustically...see/hear 'Tremble' (in studio rehearsal) below....

Amazing, right? Now imagine that recorded, immortalized on an album...recorded the way Charlotte meant for you to hear it. Yes. I'm excited and can't wait. Thanks for supporting Charlotte and her music. More to come!














19 August 2010: New Photos of Charlotte Martin in the Studio Recording Album 4! Plus New Videos Uploaded!

Greetings Char fans!

It's been a long hot summer but with the coming of fall, we have what promises to be some exciting times in the Char Mar World.

A new Charlotte Martin album is in the works and on the way!

How do I know? Photographic evidence! Check out these new photos of Charlotte Martin and her crew in the studio this August 2010, laying down some tracks for the new album. Now, I don't know how long it takes to release an album but from the looks of it, they've got Fernando Sanchez, Char's live drummer, on drums for this album...as well as a new, very short percussionist. ;) Yay! Not long now. Stay tuned for more news to come!

In the meantime, I recently dug through my Char Mar tour archives and posted some new videos I took from the 2007 Never Say Never Tour. Some cool live collaborations on this tour. To the left is 'Chasing A Shadow'...Charlotte Martin and Ken Andrews duet...never done before this nite! :) Check out the videos on the darkest-limits youtube channel, under uploads.

Are you following Charlotte Martin's Official Twitter page? She tweets! Follow Char Mar Music on Twitter. You'll get news. You'll get randomness...all from Char.

That's all for now. Thanks for supporting Charlotte Martin! More news to come very soon. :)







15 February 2010: New Charlotte Martin Blog! 'Tremble' Free Download and New Studio Rehearsal Video! Store Sale!

Hello Char fans!

Some great Char Mar news to share bright and early this morning!

Check out Charlotte's latest blog on her official MySpace page. It's great to hear from her and learn she is doing better. She has been recovering from Costochondritis. As it turns out, she could not do much of anything due to this condition. It is good to hear she is on the mend, up and writing...and that Ronen is a little dance machine. :) It's a great read so please check it out.

Charlotte is sharing a gorgeous acoustic studio version of a brand new song, 'Tremble'! She debuted the song live during the last tour but it's great to hear a recorded, studio version of the song that you can listen to over and over again. Download 'Tremble' (acoustic version) free now! Share this link with your friends and get the word out about Charlotte, 'Tremble' and the new album. Judging by what Charlotte said about the new album in the blog, I cannot wait for the new album.

Check out the studio rehearsal video of Charlotte performing 'Tremble' exclusively on the official Charlotte Martin YouTube page. If you like it, leave a comment, favorite it, etc. It's great to see Charlotte again, feeling better, and performing. Not only do I love this song, but I love the video...so clear, so HD! I cannot wait for more. I've embedded a small version of it on the left. This video is so clear, I will 'cap' some images for the gallery.

Finally, there is a store sale going on at Charlotte's MusicToday store. 25% off on select items until February 22, 2010. Your body needs a Char t-shirt, your keys need a Char key chain...so grab your Char Mar gear now.

That's all for now. Definitely grab the free download of 'Tremble.' It is beautiful...and depending how your Valentine's Day went yesterday, it may be appropriate. :) Spread the good Char Mar news. Leave comments where this news is posted and in her blog and youtube. Let her know what you think. Thanks for supporting Charlotte! More to come.




1 January 2010: Happy New Year! Looking Forward to Charlotte Martin in 2010...and Beyond!

Hello Char fans! Wishing you all a very happy 2010! In anticipation of all the goodness that is sure to come this year from Charlotte Martin, I have made a new banner for the site. The photo is one of my favorites I took from her last tour...and the vibe is definitely 'looking forward to the future.' :) Thanks for continuing to support Charlotte and her music. Please check back here for the latest on Char. More to come!




29 November 2009: Piano Trees and Rarities .6 On Sale, Digital Noise Academy New Song and Video, Charlotte and iHeart, 'Every Time Rains' Live Video!

Hello Char fans! Hopefully the Thanksgiving holiday was good for you and yours and you're recovering from the left-overs. Just a few cool things from the Charlotte Martin camp to catch you up.

Charlotte has been recovering from a severe rib injury and was unable to perform at the recent Pablove Foundation event on November 21. It was severe enough to warrant the cancellation. The good news is that Charlotte is on the mend and getting some much needed rest. Please join me in wishing Charlotte continued recovery and being back to 100% soon.

Have you gotten 'Piano Trees' and 'Rarities .6' yet? Both are now available in Charlotte's Official Music Today store. 'Piano Trees' is available in CD and digital format at the store. You can also purchase it on iTunes, amazon, or any of your favorite digital music retailer. 'Rarities .6' is only available through Charlotte's store so please do check it out. You can get both 'Piano Trees' and 'Rarities .6' in a bundle and there's also a brand new Char Mar piano keychain. I love Char Mar goodies. Get yours today!

Digital Noise Academy (a band of musicians comprised of Charlotte Martin, Ken Andrews, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Sharky Laguana, Tommy Walter, Fernando Sanchez, and Jordon Zadorozny), have released 'Melting Inside' in the form of a video and a free mp3. Check out the video featuring Charlotte on vocals and get the single on the official Digital Noise Academy web site. Leave a comment on their video. The song and video epitomize cool for me. I cannot wait for more!

Charlotte will be performing at the I Heart's Million Dollar Revival event in Los Angeles, CA on December 13, 2009. Other artists on the bill include Jackson Browne, Olivia Newton-John, The Bird and the Bee, Arrica Rose & the ...'s and many more. The evening will be hosted by Fran Drescher. 'Join us for an eclectic evening true to the era of old-time variety shows at the legendary Million Dollar Theatre and help raise funding for low income, uninsured women of Los Angeles to receive free women’s cancer screening tests right in their own neighborhoods.' If you are in the area, please check out the show and support a great cause. Click here for event and ticket info.

Speaking of iHeart, Charlotte will also be featured in the iHeart Bombshell Alliance 2010 Calendar. "The profits from the sale of the calendar will be donated to I HEART's Media Recycling Program as well as to a scholarship fund for a young girl to attend Silverlake Conservatory of Music. " Everyone needs a calendar, why not get this beautiful one? :) For $20, you get the calendar and a compilation CD featuring the musicians on the calendar. It's for the very worthy cause of cultivating music in a young person's life. Order yours here today.

Finally, I was going through tour photos and videos in my files this weekend and forgot I had this video: Charlotte performing 'Every Time It Rains' at the Joe's Pub show in NYC on 1/31/09. Great version of a favorite Char Mar song with 'Its Is Well' at the end...she played 2 fantastic shows that night back to back and this was the final encore. She had a funny cough attack middle of the song but...we were all right there with her. :) Check it out and enjoy.

That's all for now! Please check out all of the above, buy some Char Mar music and goodies. They make great stocking stuffers. Nothing like the gift of great music. Thanks for reading. Keep supporting Charlotte and her music! More to come!






1 November 2009: Piano Trees and Rarities .6 On Sale November 10, 2009! Mad Fast Acoustic Tour Recap Pages (Reviews/Video/Audio)! Charlotte to Perform at Pablove Benefit, Get Your Tickets! Much More!

Greetings Char fans!

It's been a month since Charlotte was on the road for the 'piano trees: mad fast acoustic tour.' A fantastic, all too short tour which featured all acoustic sets by Charlotte. Those in attendance got to hear some brand new songs as well as new takes on some classic Char mar tunes. I was fortunate enough to attend these 4 shows on tour and am very proud to bring you back photos, video and this time, audio, of the shows so that we all can enjoy and relive some very special Charlotte Martin shows. In addition to the show updates, there is tons of news to share so let's get to it. This is a big update. There will be lots of links. You've been warned. :)

Please visit the darkest-limits.com mad fast acoustic tour fall 2009 - tour page! You will find exclusive darkest-limits.com photos from the tour as well as video and audio of the shows. I wanted to bring the Char Mar experience back to you. It was my first time taping audio at a show and I was able to record 3 so I hope you enjoy. The tour page contains links to each of the shows and all the photos, video (for a taste, see right) and audio are in those links. Do check it out!

Charlotte has her own Tour Memories page and it compiles photos and videos from the fans. This tour there were lots of fans who took photos and video and just shared them online. That is wonderful! More more more. That's what it's all about. Thank you to Charlotte and the fans for a fantastic tour!

Be sure to check out Charlotte's updated MySpace page with a new 'Piano Trees' song 'before the war' on the player and her MySpace blog.

Also check out sound check video from erin russell photography and live show photos on Rockscope.com.

Important Char Mar news: if you did not get a copy of 'Piano Trees' and/or 'Rarities .6' from this past tour, you're in luck: "Piano Trees" will be available for purchase at Charlotte's Official Music Today Store as well as all digital music retailers (iTunes, Amazon, Napster, eMusic) on November 10, 2009. "Rarities .6" (the last of the Rarities series) will be on sale exclusively at Charlotte's Official Music Today Store. You are going to want to get your hands on a hard copy of both, though. They are both necessary in your Charlotte Martin music catalogue! Mark your calendars.

Charlotte has official lyrics to her 'Orphans' EP on the Charlotte Martin Team site! Log in and sing along.

Darkest-limits.com is pleased to house the runner up entries to the Charlotte Martin Official Wallpaper contest. Please check out the creative wallpaper entries from your fellow fans.

Check out this great interview with Charlotte during this past mad fast tour from Nevermind the Posers.

Charlotte will be featured in an upcoming photo project by val photography. View some fun outtake photos here.

Charlotte's song, 'Darkest Hour', was featured on 'So You Think You Can Dance' as Ariana danced for her life. The show (and dancers!) have used Charlotte's music a lot on the show. Would love to see Charlotte perform her music live on the show! She'd be the perfect choice. 'Darkest Hour' is now available as an mp3 download on Charlotte's Official Music Today store. Get it while you can!

Help spread the word about 'Piano Trees'! Post these official Char Mar webgoodies on your online sites.

Last but not least, Charlotte will perform at the Pablove Foundation Benefit at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood, CA on Saturday, November 21, 2009. Pablove Across America, the coast-to-coast cycling journey of hope and education spearheaded by Dangerbird co-founder Jeff Castelaz, will conclude in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 21, with a benefit concert at Avalon in Hollywood. The night will be a celebration of Castelaz’s incredible triumph, and devoted to the Pablove Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to child life programs as well as children’s cancer research and treatment. A bevy of supporters will join to perform acoustic and semi-acoustic sets including, Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Shirley Manson, Butch Walker, Tom Gabel (Against Me!), Jarrod Gorbel (the Honorary Title) and Charlotte Martin, with other major artists to be announced shortly. Tickets are $35 (GA) and $65 (VIP) and on sale now. All proceeds will go to the Foundation. Read about Pablove. Get tickets to this wonderful benefit.

That's all the news for now! Charlotte is keeping busy and there will be more news to come. But for now, thank you again to Charlotte and all the fans that came out for the mad fast acoustic tour. Relive your memories here and be sure to check out all the goodies in this update. Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting Char!

charlottemartin.com







27 September 2009: Piano Trees and Rarities .6 On Sale at the mad fast acoustic tour! Charlotte on TV in Philly - Be In the Audience! Piano Trees Cover Artwork and Review Released! 'It's All Happening!'

Hi Char Fans!

This week. Wednesday, September 30, 2009. It all begins. "It's all happening!" (if you haven't seen 'Almost Famous' ...what are you waiting for?)

Charlotte Martin's Piano Trees - mad fast acoustic tour hits the road for what is sure to be 4 fantastic shows. 'Piano Trees,' a 24-song collection of unedited, improvisational piano pieces from 2005-current will be available at these shows. Rarities .6, the last of the rarities series, will also be available for purchase. Tour exclusive merch, folks. Bring cash only to purchase your merch! See you at the merch table for these shows....

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
World Cafe Live | Philadelphia, PA

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Thursday, October 1, 2009
Jammin' Java | Vienna, VA

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Friday, October 2, 2009
Nightcat | Easton, MD
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Saturday, October 3, 2009
Highline Ballroom | New York, NY
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Are you going to be in Philadelphia on Wednesday, September 30? Come see Charlotte on Live TV! She will be on The 10! Show. If you want to be in the audience, please email your full name, home address, and age to web[at]charlotteteam[dot]com by Monday (tomorrow!), September 28, 2009 at 5PM EDT. Space is limited so send in your request if you can make it!

Read the new review of 'Piano Trees' on Musical Discoveries...a great review giving some insight into this very special album. Check out the new cover artwork and let Charlotte know what you think on Char's Myspace page. You can also take a listen to 'a beautiful spot out on the skyline' from 'Piano Trees. It is gorgeous.

More from Charlotte's Tour Rehearsal! Check out Charlotte rehearsing 'Monster' here. Classic and it sounds awesome.

The news just keeps coming out from Charlotte. There's so much going on, keep up by signing up for the Charlotte Martin newsletter, and checking darkest-limits.com! Almost time to go. Will try and update on the Charlotte Martin Main Message Board from the road! Safe travels and see you out there on the fantastic mad fast acoustic tour. :)









20 September 2009: Rarities .6 on the mad fast acoustic tour! get your tickets now! 'The Dance' on 'So You Think You Can Dance,' and Charlotte, 'Volcano' & her Ultimate Ears!

Hello Char fans!

The news is coming out so fast now that it's making my head spin a bit...in a very good way.

The piano trees - mad fast acoustic tour is just 10 days away! On Wednesday, September 30, Charlotte will kick off the tour in Philadelphia's beautiful World Cafe Live. If you can get to this show...or any and all of the shows on this mad fast tour, please do. This is going to be a very special set of shows. She's working hard reworking some classics and premiering some new songs for this run of shows. Grab your tickets now!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
World Cafe Live | Philadelphia, PA

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Thursday, October 1, 2009
Jammin' Java | Vienna, VA

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Friday, October 2, 2009
Nightcat | Easton, MD
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Saturday, October 3, 2009
Highline Ballroom | New York, NY
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We need your help to promote Charlotte and this tour! We need you to help post some official posters for this tour as well as do some online posting about the shows...but mostly it's about sharing these shows with your community. We need Arsonist Army team members from each of the tour cities (or surrounding areas) to promote. Please sign in to the Arsonist Army Team Board and read the mission (if you have not already read it in the newsletter sent to the Arsonist Army team members!). If you are interested, please email your full name, mailing address, valid email address, phone number, and age to jules[at]darkest-limits.com. ASAP! :) If you sign up for this mission, you will be entered for a chance to win an autographed copy of 'Rarities .6'! Which brings me to...

Rarities .6! As just announced in the 9/16 newsletter, Rarities .6 will be sold at these upcoming shows of the mad fast acoustic tour, while supplies last. There is a limit of 2 per person. Cash only (goes for all the merch!). This will be the last of the Rarities. You're not gonna want to miss this!

Did you hear Charlotte's song 'The Dance' on 'So You Think You Can Dance' this past Thursday at the Phoenix Auditions? If you missed it, check it out here at around 2:50....so wonderful to have Charlotte's music on this show. They've used her music in the past...how do we get Charlotte Martin to perform on this show!? It would be soooo right.

For the geektastic techie Char fans like me, watch Charlotte's appearance on the Ultimate Ears site as she demonstrates how she uses Ultimate Ears in-ear monitors on at a show...and take a very special inside peak at her singing 'Volcano,' a brand new song from her forth coming album!

That's all for now! It's a busy time in the Charlotte Martin camp and it always means good things for the fans. Goodies galore! Hang tight for more news to come and get ready for the piano trees - mad fast acoustic tour!









10 September 2009: Char Mar mad fast acoustic tour...get your tickets! New Audio Clips from the Tour Rehearsal! Popnography Char Ticket Give Away! Song Request Thread!

Hello Char fans!

Not long now. The mad fast acoustic tour is less than 3 weeks away! Right around this time is when you know whether or not you're going to be at one or more of these 4 very special performances. Have you gotten your tickets yet? Char Mar and Philly PA, Vienna VA, Easton MD, and NYC await...get your tickets today before it's too late!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
World Cafe Live | Philadelphia, PA

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Thursday, October 1, 2009
Jammin' Java | Vienna, VA

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Friday, October 2, 2009
Nightcat | Easton, MD
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Saturday, October 3, 2009
Highline Ballroom | New York, NY
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There's lots of news coming from the Char Mar camp...lots of goodies. If you got your newsletter in your email yesterday, you know about the update of 2 new audio streams from Charlotte's tour rehearsal page. Take a listen here...the second clip, 'Sweet Things'...acoustic. Pretty fantastic considering it's original form very techno-electronica. It's going to be an awesome tour.

Charlotte wants to know what you want her to play at these shows. :) Post your song request in the song request thread on the Charlotte Martin Main Messsage Board here. Join in the speculation and fun with other Char Mar fans.

Popnography is giving away 2 pairs of tickets to Charlotte's 10/3/09 show at the Highline Ballroom in NYC. Check out the great write up of the tour and enter to win the tickets to what is sure to be a great Char Mar show in NYC. Last show of this mad fast acoustic tour...you're gonna want to be there either way.

Check out the winning design from the Wallpaper Design contest! Be sure to also check out the new tour banners, avatars and icons all on the Char Mar webgoodies page. They are quite snazzy.

If you missed the newsletter that came out yesterday, please read it here. More news is sure to follow so don't miss out again! Keep up with all the latest on Charlotte and her music by signing up for the newsletter here. That's the latest! With the tour approaching, there's a buzz of activity going on...surprises with each update. Be sure to keep informed! That's all for now...get your tickets to see Charlotte LIVE at these very special shows. It's the fall, it's the change of season, and it's all about the Char music and love that is sure to be surrounding these shows of the mad fast acoustic tour. I'm excited and I'll be there. I hope to see you all on the road to Char Mar. More to come!

charlottemartin.com






23 August 2009: Charlotte Martin and the mad fast acoustic tour is coming your way! Check out new tour rehearsal video and audio! Get Your Tickets Now! :)

Hello Char Fans!

The mad fast acoustic tour is fast approaching. On September 30, Charlotte's very special acoustic tour hits the east coast for what is sure to be 4 fantastic, unforgettable shows. Have you gotten your tickets yet? What are you waiting for? :) Check out the links below and get your tickets to have Charlotte blow your mind at any and all of these shows...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
World Cafe Live | Philadelphia, PA

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Thursday, October 1, 2009
Jammin' Java | Vienna, VA

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Friday, October 2, 2009
Nightcat | Easton, MD
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Saturday, October 3, 2009
Highline Ballroom | New York, NY
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Charlotte will be releasing 'Piano Trees' on this tour. She will be on acoustic piano. And by the look and sound of the new tour rehearsal video, she is primed to blow our collective minds with acoustic versions of some favorite 'produced' songs. What? Check out this video on Charlotte performing 'Cut the Cord' on piano...

Do you love it? It's almost like a new song on the piano! :) I love it. If you do too, leave a comment on Charlotte Martin's Official YouTube page. Hopefully we'll get more video before the tour begins!

Also, check out this 2 song ("Galaxies" and "Last Song") streaming audio clip from the tour rehearsal! It's like butter. Love it.

I cannot wait for Char Tour. September 30. It all starts again. These are sure to be some great shows. While I love hearing Charlotte in all her synthesized, electrified glory, there is something magically potent about Charlotte and just a piano. Her voice always shines through and it's even more beautiful when it is the featured instrument. Come to these shows if you have time off and need a vacation, if you want to check out the fall foliage which will be gorgeous on a drive to these shows...if you are dying to hear Charlotte live again. Charlotte. Live. 'Piano Trees.' The fall. The mad fast acoustic tour. See you all there!





14 July 2009: 'Piano Trees - The Mad Fast Acoustic Tour' Is Coming This Fall!...Winner of the 'Dinner with Charlotte Martin' Auction Shares Dinner and Photos with Darkest-Limits.com!...Char Mar Store Summer Sale!

Hello Char Fans! I hope your summer is going well and you're all staying as cool as you are. Lots of great news to share with you so let's get started!

It's time, once again, for Charlotte and her music to connect with you in the most powerful of ways...

Charlotte Martin will be touring this fall! It will be a quick tour, just a few east coast stops...4 to be exact. It will be a piano trees - mad fast acoustic tour :) Charlotte is incredible with the full on electronic keyboard set up...but it is truly a special show when she pulls out an acoustic piano. You'll get 4 back to back with this quickie tour. It's like going back to her roots in a way...only she has all these intensely amazing songs that she (and we) have experienced. There will definitely be favorites played. Who knows, maybe some new ones will pop up in its freshest form. See below for all the info:

*Wednesday, September 30, 2009
World Cafe Live | Philadelphia, PA

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*Thursday, October 1, 2009
Jammin' Java | Vienna, VA

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*Friday, October 2, 2009
Nightcat | Easton, MD
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*Saturday, October 3, 2009
Highline Ballroom | New York, NY
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Charlotte has played World Cafe Live before and each time I've seen her there, she has been nothing short of spectacular. It's an incredible venue and Philly loves Char Mar very much. It's loud love. Charlotte has also played Jammin' Java and those shows are so much fun. She hasn't played Jammin Java since the Stromata Tour in 2006. It's been awhile for the DC area. I've never been to the Nightcat in Easton MD, but it looks very cool, very intimate. It will undoubtedly be an exciting return to the DC area. Finally, Charlotte plays NYC's Highline Ballroom for the first time...and that is a big and beautiful venue. NYC shows are always raucous, big time fun. Let's fill this room with Char Mar fans! These shows will be very special and a crazy good time.

If you've received your newsletter today, you will see a note from Charlotte explaining the 'mad fast acoustic tour' and the tour release of 'Piano Trees,' a collection of improv piano pieces that she has been working on for a couple of years. I'm a big fan of Charlotte's piano chops and I'm intrigued by what will be on 'Piano Trees.' Come to these shows. Get a copy of 'Piano Trees.' :)

In addition to the tour news, we have a darkest-limits.com exclusive! Charlotte recently held an auction to benefit the Charleston Transitional Facility...'Win Dinner with Charlotte Martin.' We have the winner! Abraham from Los Angeles graciously did a write up of his dinner with Charlotte and shared some photos from the evening. Click here for Abraham's dinner/photos with Charlotte. Thanks and Congratulations to Abraham!

Check out the new photos of Charlotte (taken by Erin Russell) on Charlotte's Myspace page...be sure to leave some feedback.

Finally, it wouldn't be summer without a big sale! Check out Char Mar's Official Store for 50% off your essential Char Mar goodies. Pick up those Char Mar CDs you've been waiting to get. Get a nice Char Mar t-shirt for the upcoming tour. Check out what's going on at the Charlotte Martin Official Store.

Char Mar tour dates are out. It's going to be a mad fast acoustic tour and I highly recommend checking out these very special acoustic shows. Charlotte has a tremendous connection with her fans. It's pretty intense and so much fun when we're all together. There will be familiar faces and new friends at these shows and the venues are fabulous. Buy your tickets while you can because she's sold out these cities/venues before. Come explore NYC, Philadelphia, DC/Vienna, and Easton MD (I've never been to MD! That'll be a new one). Most importantly, come out and support Charlotte as she delves into what is sure to be 4 very intense, very exciting shows. You'll definitely hear some favorites and hopefully we'll get some new songs as well. Possibly? Maybe? Hopefully? All of the above. You never know who will be there (see photo on left for example, ha!) and what will happen. I'm gonna be there and I hope you will too! Let's have some fun with Char Mar this fall on the piano-trees mad fast acoustic tour. Much more to come. Thanks for reading!









1 May 2009: Win A Dinner with Charlotte! Support Pablove Foundation! New Exclusive Charlotte Photos and Video from Recent Shows! Charlotte is the KGRL.FM May Flower Powered Artist! Happy Spring Indeed.

Greetings Char Fans!

The seasons have changed since the last update. Charlotte kept us all toasty warm by turning up the heat with her very special January/February shows in NYC and Los Angeles. And now it's spring time...and we've got a great update. It involves giving and helping others...and possibly having a nice dinner with Charlotte. It involves a worthy fight for life. It involves Charlotte and her music, of course. Read on...

I have updated darkest-limits with photos, videos, and reviews from the Joe's Pub shows in NYC and the Hotel Cafe show in Los Angeles. There are a few backstage photos exclusive to darkest-limits.com included so please check out the show pages. I will be adding more video to these pages this weekend assuming the YouTube gods cooperate. :) I will be adding to these pages. So...if you have reviews, photos, etc, send them to me! jules[at]darkest-limits[dot]com. Click the links below for the show pages:

*Charlotte Martin | Joe's Pub, NYC | 7:30PM show | 1/31/09
*Charlotte Martin | Joe's Pub, NYC | 9:30PM show | 1/31/09
*Charlotte Martin | The Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles | 2/5/09

I'm just going to say it....Win A Dinner with Charlotte! :) Take part in an auction to benefit the Charleston Transitional Facility. The highest bidder wins dinner with Charlotte. "The Charleston Transitional Facility is an Illinois-based non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with developmental disabilities through services and programs that help them reach their potential in an environment that fosters respect, dignity, and success for each individual." The starting bid is $250. Bidding starts now and ends May 15, 2009 at 6AM. Be generous and help out the good work of a great organization. Think about where you want to have dinner with Charlotte! :)
Click on this link for more information and *Win Dinner with Charlotte Martin! Place your bids!*

Another very worthy organization is The Pablove Foundation. Educate yourself about the fight against childhood cancer through the life of Pablo and his family. It's inspiring. Read the blog, donate, get involved. Click here to go to the Pablove Foundation.

Support SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) and save $5 on your next purchase at the Charlotte Martin Official Store.

And more Char Mar goodies courtesty of KGRL.FM...Charlotte Martin is the May KGRL Flower Powered Artist! Check out the revamped Charlotte Martin page on KGRL featuring a new interview, live performance videos, audio, photos, a contest to win Rarities .5...so much stuff! Check out Charlotte on KGRL.FM, leave a comment and support Charlotte on KGRL...and leave a 'happy birthday' for Ronen. ;)

There's a lot of Charlotte news here to share. Hopefully you all have your newsletters because it's all in there. It's good to give and why not go into the rest of this year knowing that you helped others. And by the end of it all, you may get a dinner with Charlotte. :) There is a lot to look forward to this year in the Char Mar world! Thanks for reading and supporting Charlotte in her endeavors...and hang in there for more news to come.







18 February 2009: Rarities .5 Available NOW at the Charlotte Martin Musictoday Store! Big Char Store Sale! Exclusive Videos from Joe's Pub Performances!

Hello Char fans!

First things first! You've been asking for it and Charlotte is delivering...

Rarities .5 is now available in the Charlotte Martin Musictoday Store for $5.99! This rarity was sold at the recent NYC and LA shows only...now they are in the store in very limited quantities. Only 100 left! All hand-numbered. Limit 2 per person. Studio versions of 'Step Back,' 'Love Is Everywhere' and 'Killing Kiss.' A true rarity and maybe my favorite rarity thus far. Go to the Charlotte Martin Musictoday Store and get yours today because they will go like...what's faster than hotcakes? Oh yeah. Rarities .5! :)

There's a big sale going on at Charlotte's Musictoday Store as well! A 50% storewide sale with free shipping on orders over $40. Check out the store for all your Char Mar merch. At 50% off, I know I'm going to get another 'Stromata' t-shirt. :)

In celebration of Charlotte's recent shows in NYC and LA and the release of Rarities .5, darkest-limits.com brings you exclusive video from the NYC and LA shows. Check out a beautiful version of 'Outerspace,' 'The Stalker Song' (with full explanation, ha!), and the killer acoustic version of 'Stromata' all from Charlotte's 2 shows at Joe's Pub in New York City on January 31, 2009. Click on the links below. Enjoy!

'outerspace' - charlotte martin - joe's pub, nyc - 1/31/09
'the stalker song' - charlotte martin - joe's pub, nyc - 1/31/09
'stromata' - charlotte martin - joe's pub, nyc - 1/31/09

Those that were at the New York and Los Angeles shows know that Charlotte is back. Not that she ever really left, but she took a break to have her baby boy, Ronen...who made an appearance at the New York shows! :) It was so wonderful to see Char back on stage, performing on acoustic piano to sold out crowds. Her fans came out to support her and it was a great couple of shows. She was incredible on both coasts. Watch for a full review of the shows with photos and more video right here on darkest-limits.com. Thanks for reading and supporting Charlotte. See you when the weather gets warmer (fingers-crossed).

UPDATE! As of 3:54PM EST, Rarities .5 is SOLD OUT! It went pretty fast...hope everyone that wanted one got one. Thanks.












27 January 2009: Rarities .5 Arrives! Charlotte Shows in NYC and Los Angeles! Get Your Tickets Now! Win Your Tickets Now! New Interview and Reviews!

Greetings Char fans!

Its almost Char Mar time. In the coming days, Charlotte will be doing shows in New York and Los Angeles...and you're going to want to be there. As if seeing her live again (or for the first time!) wasn't enough, she has thrown in a big goodie. Here are the details...

January 31, 2009 - Joe's Pub, New York, NY - 7:30PM - Tickets on sale now
January 31, 2009 - Joe's Pub, New York, NY - 9:30PM - Tickets on sale now
February 5, 2009 - The Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles CA - 7:00PM - Tickets onsale now

Charlotte will be releasing a brand new Rarities .5 at the shows in New York and Los Angeles, so this is even more of an incentive to be there...as if you needed more! Find out what's on the Rarities .5 by coming to the show, enjoying the music, and buying your copy after the shows! I know that Rarities .5 will sell like hotcakes so get yours! Limit 2 per person.

Check out a great article/review about Charlotte and 'Orphans' on Popnography.com and enter to win tickets to see Charlotte in NYC or LA as well as a great prize pack which includes Rarities .5! That run on sentence was worth it to bring you that news.

Charlotte and 'Orphans' in the news! Check out a great, in-depth, new interview with Charlotte from The News-Times: Part 1 and Part 2. Also, KGRL.fm names 'Orphans' as one of the best albums of 2008. All of the above and more will be added to the Press section.

That's all for now. I hope to see everyone, familiar faces as well as new faces, at the NYC and LA shows. Two shows in one night in NYC...that is sure to be loads of fun. And Charlotte at the Hotel Cafe is classic. Get to these shows and support Char Mar, enjoy the music, the people, and the new rarities .5. Charlotte takes care of her fans and it will be wonderful to share that live lovefest we all have together with her. Thanks for reading and supporting Char! See you soon.

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19 January 2009: Charlotte Shows in NYC and Los Angeles! Get Your Tickets NOW!

Hello Char Fans! A real quick update to wish everyone a happy new year and to remind you about seeing Charlotte on the left and right coast! :) First up is the show on January 31, 2009 where Charlotte will play 2 sets. Spend the evening with Char and get your tickets for what is sure to be an awesome evening...the return of Charlotte to NYC and Joe's Pub....

Click on the links below to purchase your tickets for the upcoming shows...

January 31, 2009 - Joe's Pub, New York, NY - 7:30PM - Tickets on sale now
January 31, 2009 - Joe's Pub, New York, NY - 9:30PM - Tickets on sale now
February 5, 2009 - The Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles CA - 7:00PM - Tickets onsale now

If you are anywhere near or can get to New York City and/or Los Angeles, check Charlotte Martin out live. You will not be disappointed! Get your tickets for 3 very special, intimate shows with Charlotte. More news to come. See you at the shows!




15 December 2008: Second Show Added on January 31, 2009! Follow Charlotte on Twitter! Christmas Is Near on Myspace! New Phone Interview with Charlotte!

Hello Char Fans! As the holidays rapidly approach, there are some goodies from Charlotte that I wanted to share with you all.

Charlotte has added a second show at Joe's Pub in New York City! On Saturday, January 31, 2009 she will be playing 2 sets, one at 7:30PM and one at 9:30PM. It will be an amazing, unforgettable evening with Charlotte. I've seen Charlotte at Joe's Pub every time she's played there and the venue is so conducive to listening to music. It's an intimate, chill venue...a perfect venue to see Char. Check out this new One On One interview Charlotte did with Joe's Pub and hear about what's in store for the evening. See below for ticket and venue info.

January 31, 2009 - Joe's Pub, New York, NY - 7:30PM - Tickets on sale now
January 31, 2009 - Joe's Pub, New York, NY - 9:30PM - Tickets on sale now
February 5, 2009 - The Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles CA - 7:00PM - Tickets onsale now

If you are anywhere near or can get to New York City and/or Los Angeles, check Charlotte Martin out live. You will not be disappointed!

Charlotte Martin is on Twitter! A few tweets are on there already so follow the unique and random thoughts of Charlotte Martin and what she's up to. Click twitter.com/charmarmusic to follow Char on Twitter. Darkest-Limits.com is also on Twitter. So while you're at it, please follow twitter.com/darkestlimits.

'Christmas Is Near' is now on Char's Official Myspace. So when you start wrapping your presents, when you are writing your cards...take a listen and add it to your Myspace so you can listen to it over and over. :D

Lots to look forward to in 2009...we start with 3 very special shows. Get your tickets now for NYC and LA. Charlotte has sold out NYC before...it'll be a wonderful 'welcome back' to sell it out again! :) I hope to see you all there. Thanks for reading and a very happy holidays to you all!




11 November 2008: 'Orphans' EP is On Sale Now! Also New Exclusive Darkest-Limits.com Interview with Charlotte! Charlotte Plays 2 Shows in Los Angeles and New York in 2009! :)

Hi Char Fans!

Today is the BIG DAY! Charlotte's new EP, 'Orphans,' is on sale now and available in the Charlotte Martin Official Store on MusicToday, CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon MP3 and most digital retailers.

When you purchase the digital version of the Orphans EP in Charlotte's Store, you get 2 bonus PDFs featuring the Orphans Artwork Finalists from the 'Design the Orphans Cover Contest' and the CD Artwork. So check out some of your fellow fans' handwiwork! There's also a $40 free shipping on MusicToday. Go to Charlotte Martin Official Store on MusicToday.

Whether it's a physical 'Orphans' EP or a digital download, be sure to get yours today. Also, please check out AOL Spinner to listen to a full stream the 'Orphans' EP. It's your very own 'Orphans' listening party!

In celebration of the release of 'Orphans,' darkest-limits.com has a brand new interview with Charlotte. Charlotte talks about being a mom to her beautiful baby boy Ronen, being an independent artist/musician, food, and her latest release, 'Orphans.' Check out exclusive photos you will only see on darkest-limits.com. Please click on 'bio' in the navigation bar above to get to the new interview.

Be sure to friend Charlotte on her official imeem and ourstage sites.

And last but certainly not least (I would put this right next to 'Orphans' coming out today!)
Charlotte will be playing 2 shows in early 2009! Mark your calendars:

January 31, 2009 - Joe's Pub, New York, NY - 9:30PM - Tickets on sale now
February 5, 2009 - The Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles CA - 7PM - Tickets onsale now

Charlotte is not to be missed live. She hasn't had a full show in a while...so she's back! I have no doubt it will be amazing shows. I've seen Charlotte play Joe's Pub twice and each time, there is something about Charlotte at Joe's...it's an intimate, powerful, fun, awesome show. I can't wait for her return there. Now is your chance to see her if you live in New York or Los Angeles...or even if you don't :). New York and Los Angeles are lovely cities for a weekend visit and amazing Char show! These shows will no doubt sell out so please get your tickets early! See you there!

Such a big news day...and if you took a listen to 'Orphans' you know that it's an exciting release for fans, new and old. So definitely check out the new darkest-limits.com interview with charlotte as you listen to 'Orphans' EP! There will be more news to come so stay tuned. Thanks for reading!







28 October 2008: 'Orphans' EP To Be Released November 11th! Plus New Char Mar Performance Video!

Hello Char fans! Good news! Good news!

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Charlotte's upcoming EP, 'Orphans,' will be released on November 11th. You may purchase 'Orphans' at the Charlotte Martin Official Store, CD Baby, iTunes and most digital retailers. Check out Charlotte Martin's Myspace page for this news as well as streaming audio of 2 new tracks from 'Orphans': 'Is This Called Desire' and 'Galaxies.' I love the new songs...'Galaxies' is the latest addition to the myspace music player and it really is a beautiful song. I can't tell which one I love more.

Right now, it's 'Galaxies'...why? Because there is a new video of Charlotte performing 'Galaxies' from her studio (right)! Check out Charlotte's Official YouTube page for the new video and more. Sign up for updates to her youtube page to keep informed of new goodies.

Speaking of goodies, get into the 'Orphans' EP kick...help spread the word by posting some new 'Orphans' web goodies on your various online pages because we all must have more than one by now! :)

Much more Char Mar news to come as the release date draws near. Stay tuned and thanks for reading!






11 October 2008: New Charlotte Music on Myspace and KGRL.FM

Hello Char fans! Great news! Get a taste of the new EP, 'Orphans,' by Charlotte on the Charlotte Martin Myspace page and KGRL.FM.

"Is This Called Desire" is streaming on the Charlotte Martin Myspace page, take a listen and add it to your profile. Also, "Is This Called Desire" and "Galaxies" are on the KGRL.FM rotation. Say hi to Mystyrose in the flowerbox chat and request Charlotte's new songs! Its a great place to hang out and chat. Share your thoughts about the new songs on Charlotte's Official Messageboard, Charlotte's myspace page and the darkest-limits.com myspace page. I love the songs already and cannot wait for the new EP! Enjoy! More to come....




7 October 2008: Charlotte to Perform at Benefit Show for Barack Obama at the Hotel Cafe!

Hi Char Fans! For those in the Los Angeles area, Charlotte will be performing live at a benefit show in support of Barack Obama at The Hotel Cafe! Also performing are Butch Walker, Cary Brothers, Greg Laswell, Priscilla Ahn, Jim Bianco, Terra Naomi, Ron Sexsmith, Laura Jansen, Caitlin Crosby, Marina V and many more.

Show starts at 7PM. Tickets are $15 and available at the door only. All proceeds will benefit The Barack Obama Presidential Campaign! This is going to be a great show, so please check it out. Go support Char and Obama! :) Thanks and more to come!




12 September 2008: New Blog from Char Mar and New Photos!

Hi Char Fans! Just a quick update tell you Charlotte has a new blog on her myspace page! Find out what Charlotte has been up to, the possibility of some new shows, family life and check out some new photos...super cute photos with her new baby boy, Ronen.

Click on the extremely adorable photo of Charlotte and Ronen, to view the blog and feel free to leave Char a comment!

The news update below is still current...'Orphans' design contest and store sale both end on September 15, 2008. I love the new blog though, and am so excited about all that is to come from Charlotte Martin. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more news to come!




8 September 2008: Take 'Orphans' Home...In NOVEMBER 2008! "Design the 'Orphans' Cover" Contest! Charlotte Martin Video Blog Updated! Char Mar Arsonist Army Exclusive Bloopers Video!

Hello Char Fans! Big News! Hang on to your iPods and MP3 players...

Charlotte Martin will release her new studio EP, 'Orphans', in November of 2008.

Yes! There is now a timeframe and as November draws closer, so will the actual release date. The new EP is called 'Orphans' because the songs themselves never found a home on any of Charlotte's previous albums. It will be a compilation of songs that you may have heard before but finally recorded in the studio as well as a couple of new songs you have not heard before. A great name...makes you want to just take it home.

Where did I get all this info about 'Orphans'? Not only did the newsletters come out today, but Charlotte's new Video Blog (right) on her Official YouTube page has been updated! Definitely check out what 'Orphans' means in Charlotte's own words as well as the assortment of sounds we can expect from the new EP. If you haven't subscribed to Charlotte's Official YouTube page, please do so...the ball is rolling on the new release and this is just the beginning of the info to come.

But before the EP is released, it has to be designed...and Charlotte wants you to do it! "Design the Orphans Cover" is a contest where you do just that. Very important that you check out the information and rules on the "Design the Orphans Cover" contest page. Contest ends September 15, 2008. So fire up your Photoshop, use the photos provided and have a go at immortalizing your design in the Charlotte Martin music catalogue.

Have you checked out Charlotte's Official Store? There's a back to school sale going on with 25% off all items. There are also new web bundles (which are excluded from the sale)...so if you're missing anything in your Charlotte Martin music and memorabilia collection, go to the Charlotte's Official Store and check out the goods. Sale ends September 15th!

Attention Arsonist Army members! With 'Orphans' and new video from Charlotte comes...bloopers. :) As a member of Charlotte's Arsonist Army Team, you get exclusive access to the blooper reel...loads of fun with Charlotte as she talks about 'Orphans'...sorta. Sign in to the Charlotte Martin Arsonist Army Team Site and check out the exclusive content. Not a member? Click here to sign up and help promote Charlotte in your community as well as get access to exclusive content. I think that's all for now! Lots of exciting news to take in. The fact that 'Orphans' is coming so soon...new music from Charlotte...it's a gift! There is more news to come as the excitement of 'Orphans' builds and we learn more. In the meantime, be sure to continue checking Charlotte Martin's Official Website, Charlotte Martin Official Myspace, and Darkest-Limits.com//the Definitive Charlotte Martin Fan Site for all the latest news on Charlotte Martin and her upcoming EP, 'Orphans.' Thanks so much for reading and supporting Charlotte! More to come! :)




2 September 2008: 'Orphans': A New EP by Charlotte Martin and a Back to School Sale...Bring on the Fall!

Greetings Char fans!

Welcome to September...and the beginning of a new season. In the Char Mar world, there is something else that's about to drop bigtime:

'ORPHANS' the new studio EP from Charlotte Martin...coming soon!

In the latest newsletter, we got the teaser of all teasers. Just one line. New music from Charlotte is super-exciting and quite unexpected since she has been busy with her beautiful baby boy, Ronen. Charlotte is full of surprises and now we all have something to look forward to! Motherhood has clearly given some newfound inspiration. We will soon find out what 'Orphans' is all about. In the meantime, keep your eyes on Charlotte's official website, myspace page and darkest-limits.com for all the latest!

Have you checked out Charlotte's Official Store? There's a back to school sale going on with 25% off all items. There are also new web bundles (which are excluded from the sale)...so if you're missing anything in your Charlotte Martin music and memorabilia collection, go to the Charlotte's Official Store and check out the goods. Sale ends September 15th!

That's all for now. A quickie update...but there will be more to come so check back... soon. As in 'Orphans' the new EP by Charlotte Martin coming...soon. :) Thanks for reading and supporting Charlotte and her music!




4 August 2008: The Summer Update! New Char Mar Tour Photos, Videos, and Press Added! And The Return of the Never Say Never Tour Page Updates! :)Yay.

Hello Char Fans! Hope everyone is having a cool summer. Time seems to be zipping by since the last update. I wanted to do a summary of the little news here and there that has popped up since the big news of Charlotte's new baby boy, Ronen, popped up in May. :) He is officially 3 months old! Congrats again to Charlotte and Ken on their baby boy...wishing them all the best. Now...let's get Char Mar updated.

The Press section has been updated with some new reviews of 'Reproductions' and an interview with Charlotte in ChristianityToday.com. It's a good, in-depth interview so do check it out.

Charlotte is featured on a CD called 'Hope Volume One.' From the press release: 'Hope, Volume One', a compilation CD, with proceeds benefiting Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) is scheduled for release on Tuesday, June 24, 2008. The release features an exclusive mix of Curtis Peoples' "Wake Up", previously unreleased songs by Kevin Herchen and Max Schnitzer, and selections from Charlotte Martin, Lisa Loeb, Kevin Max, Ken Andrews, Joanne Cash, and others." Please purchase this CD which benefits a very worthy cause. It is available on amazon.com, iTunes and most digital retailers.

Did you happen to catch Charlotte's song 'The Dance' featured on the Fox TV show, 'So You Think You Can Dance'? Love this show and I was so psyched to hear Charlotte's song used on the show. I hope this continues! If you missed it, check out the YouTube video clip of it on the right. I wonder if we can get Charlotte to actually perform on the show? Hmmm. :)

Some wonderful news about Charlotte's video for her cover of Pearl Jam's 'Elderly Woman Behind the Counter of A Small Town'... it is now playing on Yahoo Music. Not only that, 'Elderly Woman Behind the Counter of A Small Town' is playing on VH1.com! Please check out the video which is airing on the following VH1.com playlists: nocturnal state: july and august 2008, fresh new music: july 2008 and female singer songwriters. This is great exposure for the video and Charlotte. Let's hope more ears hear how awesome she is.

Be sure to check out Charlotte Martin Webgoodies page and add an official Charlotte Martin banner or 2 to your online presence (myspace, livejournal, etc). It's a great way to spread the word about Charlotte. And they are quite spiffy looking. ;)

Finally (so to speak), The Never Say Never Tour - Fall 2007 page has been updated with new photos and videos from the Nashville, Atlanta, and Jacksonville shows! Thanks to Vickie from TN for contributing photos and video from the Nashville show. I've added live video of Charlotte performing 'Elderly Woman Behind the Counter of A Small Town' and 'Song to the Siren' from the Nashville show and a new 'Nurse Who Loved Me' from the Atlanta show. I was trying to spread out the updating but I really want to finish this tour page so expect more updates with new videos and new tour photos very soon. If you were at any of the shows and have photos and/or video, please email me at jules[at]darkest-limits.com and I will post them on the tour page. Thanks in advance!

I miss tour. I'm sure others do too. But I am looking forward to what Char has in store for the future. While I'm betting she is a busy mom right now, she is undoubtedly working on something new. I can't wait for her new album and to get together with old friends and meet new fans on tour. In the meantime, click on all the links above to reminisce and keep up to date on Char. Thanks to all for reading and supporting Charlotte! See you next update.




8 May 2008: RONEN Has Arrived! Congratulations to Charlotte and Ken on Their New Baby Boy!

Hello Char Fans! Best news ever...without further ado...

Ronen Joseph Andrews was born on Sunday, May 4th 2008 at 6:49 AM to proud, beaming-with-love parents, Ken and Charlotte. He weighed in at a very sturdy 8 lbs and is 21" long. He is absolutely beautiful. Please do read the new blog by Charlotte on her Myspace page. It's a great one. :)

You know how Charlotte likes to tweak things to perfection? Well, Ronen looked like a Ronen, not a Max. Ronen is Hebrew for 'joyous song.' That's about as perfect as you can get. Ronen Joseph is such a cool name and unique to this handsome little guy...it's just right. As you can see from the photo in Charlotte's myspace blog and in this exclusive darkest-limits.com photo, Ronen is indeed Charlotte and Ken's greatest collaboration. It's the picture of love and hope. Huge congratulations to the new mommy and daddy...wishing the new family all the best and so much love.

Welcome, Ronen. We've all been waiting to love you. xoxoxo







edit: exclusive darkest-limits.com photo of charlotte and ronen added to this update on 5/10/08. :)




8 March 2008 - Charlotte Coming to You Virtually...All Over the Internet! A Char Greeting for All Occasions! Charlotte Martin Fan Art Slideshow!

Hello Char Fans!

Merry March to all. I thought it was time for an update to catch everyone up on the goings on in the world of Charlotte Martin. :) Let's get started!

Charlotte and her music are surfing the internet highways and getting some much deserved play. The video for Charlotte's cover of 'Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town' is streaming on AOL Music and is in rotation on Roxwel. The video is extremely touching and amazing and I'm glad it's getting some much deserved attention and play. Check out those links and show your support for Charlotte and the video!

As you probably saw from Charlotte's Myspace bulletin and main messageboard, she recently was featured on 'Marcie presents Behind the Lyric' (ETN.fm). Charlotte gave some insight about recording 'Obstacle 1', 'Stromata', and 'Sweet Things.' If you missed the segment, be sure to check out the stream of Charlotte on Behind the Lyric on Digitally Imported Radio (DI.fm) on Wednesday, March 5 at 2:00pm EST. It will stream on their VOCAL TRANCE channel.

Greetings from Char! Seriously. :) Charlotte and Mogreet.com mobile video messaging teamed up for some fun video text messages! Got boy/girl troubles? Charlotte has some advice for you. Is your friend having a new baby? Charlotte has the perfect greeting. Are sweatpants all that fit? Charlotte cares. As you can see in the preview on the left, there is a Char mogreet video text message for you. Check out all the video texts and send them to your friends! It's Char love...right at your fingertips.

Finally and most importantly since this is a fan site, we have a new addition to the FANS SECTION: Charlotte Martin Fan Art. Art by you, the fans. There are some real artists out there. Thanks so much to everyone that contributed their art and their creative expression. It's great to see how Charlotte and her music inspires such fun and creativity. If there are any more Char Mar fan art/artists out there, send in your photo of your artwork to me at jules[at]darkest-limits.com. Click to view the Charlotte Martin Fan Art Slideshow in the FANS section.

That's all for now! Much more to come...more goodies, more updates. Until next time, keep on supporting Charlotte and spreading the Char love!




7 February 2008 - Charlotte in Ben Lee's New Video! 'Revival' (demo) Available! DNA! Char Mar Store Sale! :)

Hi Char fans!

It's time for another update because there are some cool new things going on with Charlotte and you need to know about it. :) Let's get started...

Charlotte has a great cameo in Ben Lee's new video for his song 'American Television' off his latest CD, 'Ripe.' Charlotte collaborated/co-wrote the song 'Is This How Love's Supposed to Feel?' from the same CD. But the new video is so fun! And Charlotte is perfectly cast as....well, see for yourself! Watch the video and you'll want to pay very close attention from about 1:54 seconds.

A demo version of Charlotte's song 'Revival' is on 'Abrazos' which 'is a yearly compilation CD project that will donate 100% of all profits generated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.' All proceeds go to a great cause so check out http://www.cancerbenefit.org/ which has a link to getting the CD/songs on iTunes as well as information on how to obtain a physical copy of the CD. This is a wonderful CD and this is a beautiful version of 'revival', stripped down with just Charlotte and her piano. Support this cause and pick up 'Revival' (demo) and the CD!

In more Charlotte music news, 'Reproductions' is available in the Charlotte Martin MusicToday Store. And better yet, the store is having a sale! 15% off your entire order until February 8, 2008. That's Friday! So if you want a physical copy of Charlotte's awesome all covers CD, 'Reproductions' with all the gorgeous artwork and liner notes? Get it NOW at the Charlotte Martin MusicToday Store!

Be on the look out for news about DNA...that's Digital Noise Academy (formerly Los Angeles Digital Noise Academy). DNA is a virtual band; a conglomeration of very talented musicians contributing and creating music together. One of those very talented band members is Charlotte Martin! Check out the Digital Noise Academy website and Digital Noise Academy myspace page. I'm super-excited about this project and can't wait to see what is next!

Finally, please check out the Definitive Charlotte Martin Interview in the BIO section. Charlotte in one of her most revealing interviews ever. It's candid, it's honest, it's Charlotte. Check out The Definitive Charlotte Martin Interview here.

That's all for now! Another update very soon. Until then, play on Charlotte's myspace, Charlotte's official messageboard, and all places Char Mar. Keep on supporting Charlotte and her music. :) Thanks!




28 January 2008 - The Definitive Charlotte Martin Interview: All About Charlotte Martin. All About Charlotte Martin and Her Fans. :)

Hello Char fans. This is going to be a short but potent update. :) This update is all about Charlotte Martin and her fans. I was fortunate and honored to interview Charlotte last Monday. I thought it was about time to have one since we hadn't had an interview with her in about 2 and 1/2 years. She talks about so much in this interview, her unflinching honesty made me flinch! It is such a candid interview, fun, informative, revealing. Everything an interview should be. Charlotte is a musician, an artist, a writer, a foodie, a survivor, a soon-to-be momma...an inspiration. Please read The Definitive Charlotte Martin Interview in the BIO section...it is Charlotte Martin in her own words (click on the image to the right).

And the fans are a part of this interview...I was inspired by Charlotte's answer about touring and the road and I decided to bring some happy Char fans faces into the picture. :) It's all in the interview. Thank you to all the fans that allowed me to use their 'me and charlotte' photos! The slideshow is 84 photos strong. It was so great to see everyone contribute. There will be more opportunities to do this as I build on the FANS section...check out the Char Mar Fans slideshow in the FANS section. I will be adding to this slideshow and adding maybe another slideshow for Char Mar fan artwork. Look out for that soon.

Thank you again to all the fans that contributed to this fan site. It is a Charlotte Martin FAN site so it's all about you and your connection with Charlotte. And last but not least, thanks to Charlotte for the inspiration and the personal, awesome interview and for sharing so much of herself with her fans. Much love and support! Until next update, keep on listening to Charlotte Martin and supporting. It shows...just look at the slideshow. :) Thanks all.




15 January 2008: The Family Way: Congratulations to Charlotte and Ken! :)

Hello Char Fans! Some awesome news from Ken's newsletter (1/14/08):

"Charlotte and I are expecting our first child in late April. We're having a boy and his name is Max."

This is the best news I've ever posted as a Char fan. :) Knowing what 'Reproductions' was about and now having this wonderful news for Charlotte...it's as perfect as it gets. Congratulations to Charlotte and Ken in their latest production: little Max! Coming this Spring...which is again, perfect.

Thank you to Charlotte and Ken for sharing this wonderful news. Wishing them all the best as they embark on this beautiful new journey in their life together...to the Max! Yay. :)












8 January 2008: Happy New Year! Charlotte Hits the Ground Running - Reproductions World Wide! Rarities .4 FLIES! Charlotte Music on TV! Never Say Never Tour Page, New Videos, and Press! Just A Whole Lotta Links to Click On!

Hello Char Fans! Happy New Year to each and every one of you out there. Hope everyone's new year is starting out great. This is a big update so hang in there because there's lots of info to come. Charlotte is busy...still. And as always, we get to enjoy the fruits of her labor. Let's get started!

'Reproductions' is now available worldwide on all digital music outlets. It is also available in limited quantities as a digipak (hard copy CD) for those that want the whole product, amazing artwork and all. You may purchase it on Charlotte's Musictoday store as well as CD Baby. It is an amazing reworking of some classic songs with a song selection that definitely tells a story as only Charlotte can tell it. There's no excuse not to have it now. :) Get your 'Reproductions' today! You can also purchase the artwork and liner notes for your digital download of Reproductions here. I'd get it just because the artwork is cool.

In more 'Reproductions' news, get the exclusive Reproductions bonus track 'I Never Came' (original by Queens of The Stone Age) on Charlotte's Musictoday store. This digital download is only .99 cents...and between now and February 8, 2008, everything in the official store is 15% off so...you can get the download for .84 cents. That is a great deal. It's Charlotte and a piano and a scathing and awesome song. I can hear the end being quite the sing along! Get it. You're gonna want this to go with your 'Reproductions' bonus tracks collection. Seriously.

Charlotte appears on national network TV! Well...her music at least. 'Cashmere Mafia' a new ABC TV drama played 'Cardboard Ladders' on it's premiere episode. If you missed the episode, you can catch it online here. 'Redeemed' will be played in an upcoming episode, so stay tuned! Awesome news for Charlotte and hopefully this will spread her music out there even more.

And now...Rarities .4...the long awaited bootleg of unreleased Char Mar material was released today. Available on Musictoday for $5.99 plus shipping. A fair limit of 2 per customer. News came out about it in the morning. By the afternoon, it was all sold out like hotcakes with extra butter and maple syrup! Unbelievable! And yet...not. It's Charlotte's music and to hear it develop, to hear what she thought would be good to keep on a record or release and what she kept off, how she reworked her songs...to finally hear a little of what's in 'the vault'...it's gold for a Char Mar music fan/collector. It was made available and the fans responded...quickly! :D Pretty amazing. Here is hoping there will be more Rarities from Charlotte because, to me, everything she produces should be released!

Darkest-limits.com has news too! Check out the new banner on the site. Darkest-limits.com version 2. It's about time! A new year, a new beginning and a new look. It was time. Also, I have added the Never Say Never Tour - Fall 2007 Page and will be adding to that with each update. So far, I've got Tempe, Austin, and New Orleans up. Were you at any of the shows this past fall? Please feel free to send in a review of your show, any photos you have from the shows, video links...help contribute to the tour memories! Send it all to me at jules[at]darkest-limits.com. As always, I would love to host your Char Mar show experience. :)

It's like the tour never ended. :) I have uploaded more video from the Never Say Never Tour. Check out my videos from the Minneapolis show (10/10/07): 'Lost and Found,' 'Urge for Going,' 'Tough' and 'Keep Me In Your Pocket' (with jam and dancer). Those were definitely some favorite moments captured for posterity. 'Lost and Found' with drums is awesome and 'Tough' (see left) definitely got to me. Check out the videos on the Darkest-Limits.com YouTube page.

Check out the press section to read the KGRL.FM's list of influential CDs of 2007 featuring Charlotte's 'Reproductions.' Yay! And 'Reproductions' is reviewed on Out.com. Check it all out in the Press section.

Finally, Charlotte Martin music has a Facebook page! Count yourself amongst the legions of Char Mar fans and tell your friends. Facebook...it's a whole new world...full of applications. lol Get to know other Char fans and connect. Check it! :D

That's all for now. Thank you to everyone that supports Charlotte and her music. Thanks for checking out this site and the darkest-limits.com myspace page. It's a new year and another, oh, 356 days to spread the word about Charlotte and her music. Thanks! More next update!




13 December 2007: Charlotte Takes the Stage with Ben Lee! Request Charlotte on Internet Radio! Join the Arsonist Army for Exclusive News and Goodies!

Hi Char fans! A brief Char Mar news update to catch everyone up with the latest happenings...before the holidays completely take over...because...'Christmas Is Near'. You must have known that was coming. :) It's available now on iTunes Music Store, Music Today, and Amazon.com. Get it if you haven't already! 'Tis the season.

Last nite, Charlotte was a special guest at Ben Lee's show at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, CA (photo on right). She played keyboard and sang backup vocals on 'Is This How Love's Supposed to Feel' which she co-wrote with Ben for his latest CD, 'Ripe.' darkest-limits.com has exclusive photos from the show! Check them out in the 'Gallery,' under 'Exclusives for darkest-limits.com.'. Yay for Charlotte and Ben! Now that would have been a great show to see.

Flower-powered radio station KGRL has Charlotte's versions of 'Angel,' 'Obstacle 1,' 'Elderly Woman Behind the Counter In A Small Town,' and 'Cherry-Coloured Funk' on rotation. Check out their website, KGRL.FM, and request one of Charlotte's songs right on the page! I've done that and it's fun, you can talk to the DJ and everything. And they have a Charlotte page on the KGRL site so be sure to check that out as well as it has been updated. Very cool and if they have Charlotte on their rotation then they have great taste in music. Click here to listen to KGRL. You should also check out Woxy.com for the Woxy Holiday Mixer which features Charlotte's beautiful new song 'Christmas Is Near.' Check out the Woxy Holiday Mixer here.

There's been some news lately on the Charlotte Martin Arsonist Army Team site! Are you part of the Arsonist Army? You should be! Get exclusive team information, gossip and rare press, Charlotte blogs, podcasts, photos. Lots of goodies when you sign up. So... (1) Find out about the Arsonist Army here (2) Enlist in the Charlotte Martin Arsonist Army here. It's as easy as that! Also, don't forget to sign up for the Charlotte Martin Message Board to get the latest on Char...rumors and news in the Charlotte Martin Discussion Forum is pretty hot now with new info. ;) Find out more about that and join in on the discussion. Register for the main board here. Charlotte is busy and it takes more than one website to keep up with her! :D

As the year is winding down, I just wanted to thank everyone for their support of Charlotte. You're here and so she has definitely touched you in some way with her music. She is amazing and it's just a pleasure to share the knowledge of this, the Char love, with all of you. Much more to come from Charlotte Martin and darkest-limits.com! Another update before this year ends! Thanks for reading. :)




1 December 2007: New Holiday Single 'Christmas Is Near' Is Here! Charlotte in I HEART Calendar! Char Mar Store Holiday Sale! New Live Videos Added!

Hello Char Fans! Its time for an update! As the holidays draw near and everyone is busy with their shopping, winding down the year with friends and family, I thought I would grab your internet ear for a bit and catch up on what's new with the Char news...before there's more news. :)

'Christmas Is Near' is not just a fact, but it's also the new, original holiday song by Charlotte Martin! :) It was released on November 13th and is now available on iTunes Music Store, Music Today, and Amazon.com. It's a gorgeous holiday song, reminiscent of some pre-Stromata Charlotte. Lush piano, gentle orchestration and Charlotte's amazing voice will keep you warm and in the holiday spirit. Add this song to your Charlotte Martin and Christmas song collection!

In keeping with the spirit of the holidays, I HEART (a non-profit charitable organization in Los Angeles) is selling a calendar that features Charlotte! The 'Bombshell Alliance' 2008 calendar and CD features Charlotte and other Los Angeles based female musicians and the cost is $20. All proceeds from the calendar will go to Sojourn Services for Battered Women and their Children. Read more about I HEART and get your calendar here! Fire up your Paypal account for a great cause and a beautiful calendar.

The Charlotte Martin Official Store on Music Today is having a holiday sale! All items in the store will be 25% off until January 2, 2008. Charlotte Martin CDs, DVDs, and merch make great gifts for the music fan in your life. ;) Complete your or someone else's Charlotte Martin collection! Get your Char Mar merch now.

Finally, I have added some more video to the darkest-limits.com YouTube channel. If you were at the Chicago show of the Never Say Never Tour, you know it was an awesome show. It's like Charlotte and Ken were home. Great crowd. Check out the video of Charlotte performing 'Cut the Cord' and partial clip of 'Under the Gravel Skies' with Ken. I've also added video of Ken performing 'Sergeant Politeness' and 'Dirty Blue Balloons'...and everyone (Charlotte, Ken, First Wave Hello, Fernando) on stage for a great 'Nurse Who Loved Me.' More videos to come soon as the tour lives on...until the next one. :) I've also made up a playlist of the Charlotte Martin LIVE videos (darkest-limits.com youtube) so you can now add them to your Myspace, Facebook, Livejournal, and/or any other personal web space. :) Spread the Char love and share an instant Char show with friends.


'Cut the Cord' - Chicago - 10/9/07

That's all for now! The Never Say Never Tour page will be up soon with complete setlists, photos from me and other fans that have donated their photos, videos...much more to come. Another update...very soon. ;) Thank you for reading!




8 November 2007: Reproductions on iTunes Worldwide! New Christmas Single Is Near! New Live Videos Added and New Press!

Hello Char fans. The wait is over. You wanted it and now it's here. Charlotte's all covers CD, 'Reproductions,' is now available for purchase on iTunes! It was released this past Tuesday, November 6th in all the iTunes stores worldwide. So our char fan friends overseas can now enjoy charlotte's spin on some classic, established songs by such artists as The Cocteau Twins, K.D. Lang, New Order, The Cure, Interpol, Pearl Jam, and Snow Patrol...to name a few. :) The version of 'Reproductions' available on iTunes also has 2 bonus tracks ('Cloudbusting' original by Kate Bush and 'Mission to the Moon' original by Terami Hirsch) that are not available on the physical copy of the CD. So complete your Charlotte Martin music collection and get this CD on iTunes! Click on the banner below to get to 'Reproductions' on iTunes. And be sure to write a review of 'Reproductions'...share your thoughts on the music and support Charlotte on iTunes! Yay.

On November 13th, Charlotte will release an original Christmas song called 'Christmas Is Near.' You can listen to a clip of the song on Amazon.com . It's really beautiful! Be sure to get your download of this song on November 13th!

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Two articles/interviews you should read in the PRESS SECTION: a review of 'Reproductions' from Hear/Say, a college music publication and a very cool interview with Charlotte at Muse Research where she talks about herself, her career and all the equipment she has to make the music we love to listen to. Find out what all those flashy things you see her pressing during her shows are. It's fascinating! Check it out.

Finally, I have given the darkest-limits.com youtube channel a face lift and added 6 new videos today from the Never Say Never Tour: 'Limits of Our Love' and 'Constant Craving' from Philadelphia, 'Bizarre Love Triangle' from Boston, 'Lie Down' by Ken Andrews from Boston, 'In Your Way' by Ken Andrews from Philadelphia, and 'Our Best Policy' by First Wave Hello from Chicago. I've put 'Constant Craving' and 'Bizarre Love Triangle' below...in honor of 'Reproductions.' :) There are a whole lot of new videos on the page from the tour so please check them out beyond he front page. There are more videos to come from the Chicago, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, and all 3 California shows. Check them all out, subscribe and stay tuned!

There's lots more Charlotte goodies to come. There's an entire tour to put on this site so another update to come very soon. Thank you all for your support of Charlotte and 'Reproductions!'




29 October 2007: Never Say Never Tour Comes to An End. New Amazing Video for "Elderly Woman Behind The Counter of a Small Town" Released! Reproductions Goes WorldWide! Tour Lives On Through Video/YouTube. Charlotte In the Press...And Christmas Is Near! Just Char Mar News Galore!!

Hello Char fans! A quick update because there is lots of news to share from the very busy Charlotte Martin. :) The Never Say Never Tour with Charlotte, Ken Andrews and First Wave Hello came to an end October 21st with a great show at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA. It was a great tour, full of great surprise duets and collaborations from the artists on the bill. Lots of familiar faces. Lots of new fans and friends to join the Char Mar family. Thank you to Charlotte, Ken, Fern, First Wave Hello, and their crew (Todd, Jamie, and Ryan) for being on the road and sharing their music for 23 nights, in 23 cities. There will be a tour page for all the shows, complete with set lists, lots of photos and video. By next update, I should have some photographic goodies to share with you in the form of the Never Say Never Tour page.

On October 23, 2007, Charlotte released her video for her cover of 'Elderly Woman Behind the Counter of a Small Town' (original song by Pearl Jam) on YouTube. The song can be found on Charlotte's newest release, an all covers album called 'Reproductions.' The video was directed by Peter Dawson. It is, in my opinion, the best video she has put out. It's a great concept video and adds another level to the song. With this video, she has made the song hers and in turn touched so many with it's story. It's so gorgeous and thoroughly heartbreaking. Please watch the video. Leave a comment on Charlotte Martin's YouTube Channel. Share it with your friends. Link it on your Myspace and/or personal blogs and journals. Since it's been out, I've watched it at least once a day. It's that amazing. Check out the video of 'Elderly Woman Behind the Counter of a Small Town' by Charlotte below.

In a similar vein(s...ha), 'Reproductions' will be available world wide exclusively on iTunes as of November 6, 2007! The digital release has 2 bonus tracks not on the physical CD! Who are the lucky ones now? :D I know there were lots of folks wanted a copy of 'Reproductions'...lots of fans from all around and overseas. This is great news as you will now be able to get it on iTunes. Mark your calendars for November 6th! You're going to want to get 'Reproductions'...quite possibly again. ;)

Yes, the Never Say Never Tour has come to an end...but it lives on in video! Have you checked out the Never Say Never Tour Channel on YouTube? You can see some performance videos from Charlotte, Ken, and First Wave Hello as well as behind the scenes footage including a video of Charlotte giving a tour of the tour bus! All those people on that bus. Using that one bathroom. Amazing. lol Check out the channel. Also, I have lots more performance videos to add to the darkest-limits.com YouTube page. I just added video of Charlotte performing 'Cherry Coloured Funk' (see below) and Ken and Charlotte's duet of 'Nurse Who Loved Me' from the Boston show. I love how they performed it this night...especially at 3:21. ;) Also added 'Limits of Our Love' from the NYC show and Ken and Charlotte's awesome duet of 'Under the Gravel Skies' from the Philly show (see below). Click here for the darkest-limits.com YouTube page to see all of the above and stay tuned for more videos from tour!

I have updated the PRESS SECTION with links to some recent articles and reviews of Charlotte, the Never Say Never Tour, Reproductions, and Something Like a DVD! It's really awesome to see how much people are getting and enjoying Charlotte's music and performances. Billboard.com, Sentimentalist Magazine...all jumping on the Char Mar train. :) Great write ups so please check them out in the PRESS SECTION.

And something lovely to look forward to is a new Christmas song by Charlotte! The original song by Charlotte called 'Christmas Is Near' is listed on Amazon.com for a November 13, 2007 release. Official word is still to come. The graphic for the song is absolutely adorable and the preview of the song on Amazon.com is beautiful. Be on the look out for Charlotte and 'Christmas Is Near.' Because by then, it will be. ;)

The Never Say Never Tour was awesome. To have three such strong acts on one bill was amazing. I enjoyed every show I was lucky enough to attend. Charlotte has never sounded better and her set was strong, powerful. She jammed, she belted and she reached the rafters with her voice. It was so great to see everyone and to meet some new fans. Just a great tour. There's never a lull. :) Charlotte is still giving us some of her best work to date and we have so much to look forward to, so hang on! There's more to come from our Char...she's full of surprises, she is. Thank you for supporting Char and her music. Another update very soon. Thanks for reading!




8 October 2007: Never Say Never Tour In Full Swing! Ben Lee Podcast Featuring Charlotte! Charlotte/Ken Interview! Tour Video!

Hi Char fans! The Never Say Never Tour with Charlotte Martin, Ken Andrews and First Wave Hello is just a little over the half way point. It has been quite an amazing tour thus far, with each show just building with goodies, surprises and genius collaborations you probably will never see again...of course, never say never. I will have a page with photos/setlists/videos for all the shows of this tour soon. As of now, I'm out there for Charlotte and this tour, enjoying the music as a fan and documenting as much as possible in the hopes that others will come out and see the tour and to bring it back to those that can't make it. It's a really special tour. So far, I've been posting setlists and photos after the shows on the Charlotte Martin Message Board so check them all out there for now! Your fellow fans have been sharing there photos and reviews and it's been stellar. I have to do up a nice page for this tour, yes I do. :D If you can get to a show near you, please do. This is a very special tour and Charlotte has been amazing...even more so than usual! Enjoy a great evening of music. Check out the TOUR SECTION for all the dates and ticket info. See you on the road!

In other very cool news, Ben Lee just made a podcast for iTunes and he lists 'Obstacle 1,' one of Charlotte's covers from her tour exclusive CD, Reproductions, as one of his favorite tunes and plays it in his podcast. You can download the podcast (#5) from iTunes for free! Click here to be taken to iTunes for the free download.

The interview with Charlotte and Ken on KDWN morning show in Las Vegas is now available for download! It's cool to hear them together, talking about the tour and music. It's an informative, candid and fun interview which happened in September, just before the start of the Never Say Never tour. They talk about their projects, the tour, touring together...and britney spears and k-fed. Take a listen and download the interview here.

Have you subscribed to the Never Say Never Tour YouTube page yet? You should! It's going to be chock full of cool videos and exclusives from the tour so get yourself signed up now. Relive favorite show moments or hear songs from this tour for the first time. There are a couple of performance videos up now with more to come. It's all good! Also check out darkest-limits.com YouTube page for additional videos from this tour. See below for some amazing performance videos!

The tour hits the midwest tonight. Detriot, Chicago, Minneapolis, and beyond...you're in for a real treat. Do not miss this tour. The talent on this tour is immense from start to finish. I am enjoying all three acts on this bill! I hope everyone else out there is too. That's all for now! More photos, videos, and news to come. It can't be right to be this excited for almost an entire month. :D






23 September 2007: First Day of Fall...First Day of the Never Say Never Tour! Reproductions and New Char Music Available!

Hi Char fans! First day of fall...and more importantly, the first day of the Never Say Never Tour! Tonight, Charlotte, Ken and the Never Say Never Tour hit Tempe, AZ for the first show of the tour. Ah Phoenix/Tempe shows. They are big fun. I hope everyone in the area gets to the show and has a great time....and picks up Reproductions, the new covers album by Charlotte available on this tour. Check out the TOUR SECTION and get your tickets to a show near you! There's also other tour exclusive goodies such as the 'Never Say Never' tour t-shirt and poster, as well as the Darkest Hour EP. I bet there's more stuff. Be sure to share your Char tour/show experience on the Charlotte Martin Live Forum on her official message board as well as the Darkest-Limits.Com Myspace Page! Photos, setlists, reviews, let's see 'em. :) Thanks to all for supporting Charlotte, the tour and 'Reproductions.'

Speaking of 'Reproductions,' check out the full length stream of 'Constant Craving' on Charlotte's Myspace page. The song was originally done by K.D. Lang and it's a classic, but Charlotte's version...wow. Just bewitching and beautiful. I love it! Now, after hearing this and 'Angel,' I can't wait to pick up 'Reproductions' to hear the rest of the covers. Because no one can do a cover like Charlotte. She makes the song her own. These two songs alone is perfect evidence of that.

Charlotte's Stromata Connect Session is available for download in the Charlotte Martin Official Store for $3.99! It should be available on iTunes soon. Get it!

That's all for now! Be sure to check the Never Say Never YouTube page and Twitter for 'from the road' updates of the tour from Charlotte, Ken and the gang. It's a way to keep you all connected! Darkest-Limits.com will have exclusive tour photos, setlists, reviews, and updates as soon as I get out there. :) If YOU have photos, reviews you'd like to share, please send them to me at jules[at]darkest-limits.com and I would be honored to put them right on this site. It's about sharing the Char tour experience. :) Keep your eyes on the Charlotte Martin Message Board for updates. There's a lot going on! It's time to TOUR! Thanks to all for supporting Charlotte, her music, and 'Reproductions.' Next update coming very soon!

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Tuesday, 11 September 2007: What's New with Charlotte Martin - 'Reproductions' on the Never Say Never Tour! New Merch! New Photos! New Songs! New Video Blog!

Hello Char fans! There is a Charlotte Martin tour on the horizon. The Never Say Never Tour. Twenty three cities in a little less than a month. Charlotte will be on the bill with Ken Andrews and First Wave Hello. It's sure to be some tremendous shows! Knowing that Charlotte makes each show so unique, I'm so looking forward to seeing just what songs she pulls out from her huge collection of songs, in addition to what songs she will play from 'Reproductions,' her new covers CD! And with the new newsletter that just came out, we now know that 'Reproductions' will be sold exclusively on this tour. So get to a tour city near you! Check out the TOUR SECTION for all the latest on dates, venues, and tickets. Make some Char friends! Get this new CD....you can preview a full streaming version of 'Angel' (massive attack cover) and a clip of 'Constant Craving' (k.d. lang cover) on Charlotte's Myspace! You can also download the 'Constant Craving' clip here. It's really beautiful. Yeah. It's gonna be an amazing tour. :)

There's going to be some cool new merchandise on the upcoming tour as well. You can get 'Something Like a DVD' and 'Stromata' for sure. In addition to picking up 'Reproductions' and the previous tour exclusive 'Darkest Hour EP,' you can get the new tour exclusive t-shirt and the Never Say Never tour poster. The poster looks awesome and is so suitable for framing. :) Get it signed. Get it framed. :) And I love t-shirts and I can't wait to see what the tour tee looks like. Yay for new tour merch! Get yours.

And Charlotte's Myspace page has been updated with a brand new layout coinciding with the release of 'Reproductions.' Looks very cool and what is even cooler is the new photos of Charlotte by photographer Peter Dawson. The photos are stunning and on Charlotte's Myspace so check them out, comment and enjoy.

The Stromata Connect Session will be available for purchase on iTunes on September 18th. Check charlottemartin.com on September 18th for all the information. And Charlotte and Ken recently did an interview with KDWN (Las Vegas radio) discussing the new tour. You can listen to the stream of the interview when it is posted later next week. Check the Charlotte Martin Message Board often and get the latest.

And finally, Charlotte posted a new Videoblog about the Tour and her rehearsals on the Charlotte Martin YouTube channel. Check out her gear...and how she makes the magic happen. She's programming and tracking for you. It's very cool...let's hear it for the ground control thingy! :D See the video below and be sure to subscribe to Charlotte Martin YouTube channel for the latest.

There is so much to look forward to and I'm really excited about the upcoming tour. It's about the connections we all make on tour through Charlotte's music. And it's great to be a part of the experience with everyone that gets the music. It's pretty awesome...and it's just a couple weeks away! Stay tuned here for more and I will see you all on the Charlotte/Never Say Never Tour! :)

p.s. Help promote the tour online by putting the 'Never Say Never' Tour webgoodies on your myspace, livejournal, web and email signature, etc. You can also check out the darkest-limits.com Never Say Never tour webgoodies as well. Yay!

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Friday, 31 August 2007: Ending August With A Bang: More Exclusive Photos of Charlotte! Radiant Winner! Never Say Never Tour Update!

Hi Char fans! It's been quite a busy summer for Charlotte and it's been great fun keeping up and enjoying all the Char-goodness that has been coming our way. But there is more to come with the upcoming Never Say Never Tour this fall! Have you gotten your tickets yet? Tickets are now available for all the shows so check out the TOUR page for all the ticket and venue links to the Never Say Never Tour.

Check out the Arsonist Army Message Board for the latest mission to help promote the tour. Help post tour posters in the tour cities! New Orleans, Buffalo, Denver, and Seattle are still up for grabs. If you are in one of these cities and want to help promote the tour, please send an email to me at jules[at]darkest-limits.com for more info. Help support the tour in a very real way. Thanks to all that have volunteered so far. Not a member of Charlotte's Arsonist Army Street/ E-Team? Sign up here

Congratulations to Lauren Laskey of Cherry Hill, NJ for winning the Charlotte Martin and Radiant Magazine grand prize: an exclusive Q&A with Charlotte. Go you! Can't wait to read the Q&A which will be published on www.charlottemartin.com.

And saving the best this time for last? Probably. :) Charlotte will be featured as "Mrs. January" in I HEART's first-ever yearly calendar (2008). More details will follow. "I HEART's mission is to unite some of LA's most talented independent artists, musicians, photographers, etc, in the creation of unique products and events designed to raise money for the benefit of LA charitable organizations. We are especially interested in organizations that work toward the safety and health of women and those that work in the promotion of artistic education and inspiration for young girls." For more information check out http://www.myspace.com/iheartindierock. Check out darkest-limits exclusive candids of Charlotte from the I HEART Photo Shoot in the GALLERY section. You can also click on the photo to the right. She looks amazing, and it's all for a really great organization and cause.

Thank you for checking out the update! More news to come so stay close to darkest-limits.com. See you on Char Tour!




Thursday, 23 August 2007: Charlotte Martin: "Reproductions." Visualizations. Sensory Vibrations. a.k.a. Charlotte's New Covers Album, New Photos, and the Fall Tour!

Hello Char Fans! Quick update! The upcoming covers album by Charlotte has a name...Reproductions. :)

It's a pretty genius name chock full of layers. We would expect nothing less from our girl. According to the latest news on her Official Message Board and Myspace page, Charlotte will be 'reproducing' songs by Interpol, Joni Mitchell, New Order just to name a few. If you've seen/heard Charlotte do a cover, you know she makes the song her own. I remember Charlotte covered 'Just Like Heaven' by the Cure the very first time I saw her. She grabbed my Cure-lovin' heart! A full album of Charlotte's unique and awesome spin on some established songs is sure to be amazing. How do I know this? Check out the downloadable preview clip of one of the songs on the upcoming album: Angel' by Massive Attack. It is also available on Charlotte's Myspace page. I'm in love with it and it's only 1 minute 48 seconds long! :) I cannot wait to hear more.

Speaking of 'Angel' have you seen the latest, brand new photos of Charlotte by photographer Peter Dawson? He is the same photographer that gave us the lovely photos of Charlotte from Risen Magazine in November 2004. But this new series of photos...there is something very beautiful, graceful and haunting about the photos. They are truly amazing. It's Charlotte like you've never seen her before! Click here for the new photos on Charlotte's Myspace page.

And let's not forget about the Never Say Never' Tour this Fall 2007 with Charlotte Martin and Ken Andrews with special guest First Wave Hello! Check out the Arsonist Army Message Board for the latest mission where you can help promote the tour. Put up some awesome posters in the tour cities! All the details are on the board, so sign up and help support the tour in a very real way. Thanks to all that have volunteered so far. Not a member of Charlotte's Arsonist Army Street/ E-Team? Sign up here!

Check out the TOUR page to get your tickets for the Never Say Never Tour. See some shows this fall...with all the great Char goodies on the horizon, why not share the Char love with a room full of like minded peeps? :) You're sure to connect and make some new friends.

So much coming out from Charlotte, get out there and enjoy it all. More to come!




Wednesday, 15 August 2007: New Street Team Mission to Promote the 'Never Say Never' Tour PLUS Lots of Cool Goodies of the Web Variety!

Hello Char Fans!

A quick and fun update to let you know there is a new Arsonist Army mission for you! Help promote Charlotte, Ken and the upcoming 'Never Say Never' Tour in your town...if the tour is coming to your city, we need you. Check out all the details of the New Street Mission on the Arsonist Army Message Board. Not a member of Charlotte's Arsonist Army Street/E-Team? Sign up here and help spread the word about Char!

You can get started with the tour promotion by checking out the Web goodies for the 'Never Say Never' Tour. Post the official tour web goodies on your myspace page, blog, journals, favorite messageboard to get the word out about the tour. You can also check out the darkest-limits.com Never Say Never tour webgoodies as well, located in the Gallery. Post them all over the place! Like so...

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Also don't forget to get your tickets early for the tour. Check out the TOUR section for the latest updates on dates and ticket availability.

The Never Say Never Tour promotion is running full steam ahead...check out the Never Say Never YouTube channel and Twitter page. Get updates from the road and surprises galore. And as always, check out Charlotte's official Myspace page for additional goodness.

Lots of great stuff to get you over the hump (it's hump day!). Stay close for more from Charlotte and the 'Never Say Never' Tour! Whew!




Friday, 3 August 2007: The 'Never Say Never Tour Fall 2007. Featuring Charlotte Martin and Ken Andrews with Special Guest First Wave Hello!"

It's happening. Someone must have said it would never happen. Then there was radiant news, eventually official newsletter confirmation and show dates started leaking out. The 'Never Say Never' Fall 2007 Tour featuring Charlotte Martin and Ken Andrews is happening! Twenty-three confirmed tour dates were released today and it is making this Friday even more awesome! There is nothing like a Charlotte Martin tour; seeing Charlotte live, all the intensity and energy and...all the 'stromata' bouncing around from Charlotte and the audience. It's love. It's going to be amazing seeing her out there again on this most unique tour with her husband, music producer/rocker in his own right Ken Andrews, with First Wave Hello supporting. Now with confirmed tour dates, I am unbelievably psyched!! It will be an unbelievable ticket and the best, most real evening of music you are likely to hear in a long while. Check out the TOUR section for the details.

This tour is cross country and will be hitting so many places (tempe, austin, new orleans, nashville, atlanta, jacksonville, orlando, dc, nyc, buffalo, boston, philly, chicago, detroit, minneapolis, denver, salt lake city, portland, seattle, san fran, san diego, los angeles...did i miss any? :)) so get out there and see a show nearest you! It will be worth it. Buy your tickets early because I've seen Charlotte sell out some of the major markets and I know that Ken sells out some of his shows too...soooo, put them together (which we're doing on this tour!!) and you get BIG SHOWS! :D So excited! Ever feel like a roadtrip? I know I do! If you look at the dates below, you will see some doable roadtrips and the destination (Charlotte, her music and a great evening of music!) will always be worth it. Go to a new place you've never been to before and explore...then catch the show. Meet some cool Char fans and make some new friends. Take some photos. Make some great tour memories. That is what I plan on doing...big time. :) I hope to see you all out there and hopefully to connect and reconnect with Char fans new and old.

Click on the spiffy banner below for all the latest tour dates and ticket information! Also be sure to check out Charlotte's official website, message board, myspace page and dl.com fan page on myspace and share the excitement. :)

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Tuesday, 17 July 2007: Get Your Cars Checked, Stuff Your Piggy Banks and Save Your Vacation Time, Char Fans: Fall Tour Confirmed! Plus Charlotte Martin and Radiant Magazine Contest Update and A Videoblog of The Covers Album!

Hello Char fans! It is official: Charlotte Martin is set to tour this fall with her husband, Ken Andrews with First Wave Hello opening. Yesss! It is sure to be an awesome show, every night of this tour. More information including dates will follow but I cannot wait for Char tour. There is nothing like it. Charlotte, the music, the fans...it's an awesome experience, something new every time. For those that have seen Charlotte before, you know she's one of the most amazing live performers out there. She is the real thing and she gives it all. And you also have her husband, Ken Andrews who simply rocks and makes some amazing music. The kind of music I like to listen to...it's the perfect bill in many ways. For those who have not seen Charlotte live? Here is your chance. Join the tour caravan! Go to a city/state you've never been to, explore, and have an adventure...and see Charlotte, Ken and First Wave Hello for an evening of awesome music. Tour. Tour. Tour. I can't wait for the dates!

As reported last week, Charlotte is on the cover of the Summer 2007 issue of Radiant Magazine. You can now purchase the magazine via the Relevant Magazine store. It's only $2.98! I totally got it in Barnes & Nobles for $4.98 so you're getting a good deal. :) And be sure to enter the Charlotte Martin and Radiant Magazine Ultimate Sweepstakes where you can win some goodies autographed by Char. The first week's winners are: Shanna Sanders (Hollywood, FL) and Eric Huet (Pennsboro, WV). Congrats to them! Weekly winners are chosen and the grand prize is a Q&A with Charlotte. Very cool! Click on the banner below for all the details and to enter.

EDIT (7/17/07 11:52PM)Late Breaking News! Charlotte has posted a videoblog on her YouTube page and she talks about the upcoming Covers Album from the studio. Check out which artists she's covering. I'm just going to let her talk. It's pretty AWESOME. :D

That's all for now, kids. Keep your eyes and ears open for the latest on the upcoming fall tour and get ready...we are almost at the most wonderful time of the year. :) More to come!




Wednesday, 11 July 2007: It's The Summer of Charlotte! Radiant Magazine Cover & Contest, Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Photos, Char Mar Merch, Links and More! Get Updated!:)

Hello Char fans! Charlotte is making this summer even hotter...and it's already pretty hot. It's like a domino effect of activity in the Char Mar camp and it's leading to bigger and bigger things for all of us fans to enjoy. There is so much news to share since the last update: Charlotte on the cover of and featured in 'Radiant Magazine,' an upcoming 'Covers' album, an impending fall tour with her husband, musician/producer/all around rocker, Ken Andrews. New press, new music and a tour. So unbelievably psyched about all of it! There is A LOT of news so, let's break it down chronologically with clickable links. :)

In the middle of June, Charlotte's song, 'Veins' from the awesome Veins EP, was used on the FOX TV show 'So You Think You Can Dance' by dancer Jimmy. The link to his performance was on YouTube. Great to hear that Charlotte is such a presence in the dance community. Check out the Veins EP on iTunes. Last year on the show, Natalie Fotopolus used 'Veins' for one of her dances as well. Thanks to fellow Char Mar fan and dancer, Travis, for this information.

Charlotte is on the cover of Radiant Magazine, Summer 2007 issue! She is the featured interview and she talks about her music, her career, her personal life and her Faith...and how all of it ties together...kind of like Charlotte's personal stromata. :) Radiant also has a bit of a phone interview with Charlotte on their podcast for download...it's really good. Find out what Charlotte is up to, what her future plans are. The magazine itself is a great read so please check it out. You can purchase it at Barnes and Nobles, just call and make sure they have it. If not, check the Relevant Magazine store to purchase your copy online. Also, darkest-limits.com has exclusive behind the scenes photos of Charlotte at the Radiant Magazine photo shoot! Check it out in the Gallery.

AND! Enter Radiant Mag's Charlotte Martin contest to win a Q&A session with Charlotte and an autographed copy of Radiant with Charlotte on the cover and lots of other autographed goodies. Check it out by clicking the big banner below!





Big sale at the Charlotte Martin Store! 10% off everything for the month of July. Get that cool 'Stromata' T-shirt you've always wanted. The Accesory pack (buttons, stickers, patch incorporating goodies from the Darkest Hour, Veins, and Stromata!) is pretty darn cool and a bargain at $5! And if you're one of the first 20 people to make a purchase of $20 or more, you get a free Radiant Magazine! Good deal, so check out the Charlotte Martin Store.

Attention Charlotte Martin Arsonist Army! There is a new Arsonist Army mission posted on the Arsonist Army Message Board. Review 'Something Like a DVD' online! Find out all the details on the Army board. Not a member? Sign up for Charlotte Martin's Arsonist Army. As an Arsonist Army member, you get exclusive content on the team site and news about missions to help spread the word about Charlotte and her music. It's a great community and it's fun, so sign up.

Charlotte collaborated with Aussie singer/songwriter, Ben Lee, on his new album 'Ripe' set for release on September 18th. You can hear Charlotte's vocals and piano on the song 'Is This How Love's Supposed To Feel?' Personally cannot wait to hear Ben's new record because he's a wonderful artist as well. This will be a great collaboration. I'm excited! :D

Check out this new little interview with Charlotte and her hubby, Ken Andrews at fashionbeaver.com. It's fun, funny, and irreverant but most of all, it's a cute little snap shot of Charlotte and Ken...they're just your friendly neighborhood rockin' married couple. Quite cute! :) And vote for Charlotte and 'Stromata' at evolving artist.com - eaTV hall of fame! Doing so will advance Charlotte to the EA New Music Awards. Click away! Finally, check out Ultimate Ears' very nice blurb on Charlotte. Charlotte uses their in-ear monitors when she's onstage so she can hear herself and the mix and not lose her hearing. Yay Ultimate Ears for their Charlotte support. :)

Charlotte is busy in the studio working with LADNA (Los Angeles Digital Noise Academy) as well as her upcoming Covers album. Yay! Charlotte is one artist that can do covers and make them sound amazing and fresh with her own spin on it. I cannot wait for this. There's so much to look forward to! In addition to darkest-limits.com, be sure to check the Charlotte Martin Official Website and Messageboard as well as the Charlotte Martin Official Myspace page(hello new pics & new song on the player!) for the very latest. That's all for now! Thanks for reading and keep supporting Charlotte...you'll be glad you did. :)




Sunday, 10 June 2007: Charlotte Martin 'Something Like a DVD' Release Show Photos and Review, Charlotte in the Press, and New Live Videos! :)

Hello Char fans! Hope everyone is well and having a great summer. We're near the middle of 2007 and Charlotte has given us 2 supporting tours, the Keep Me In Your Pocket single, and the re-release of 'Something Like a DVD' complete with a B-side CD of 8 unreleased gems. Charlotte has been busy; lucky us. :)

On May 1, 2007, Charlotte gave a special show at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, CA to celebrate the re-release of 'Something Like a DVD.' The DVD takes you into the world of Charlotte...a live show showing Charlotte in the studio, on tour, with the fans. The extras include some great commentary, the "Stromata" video, and a CD of B-sides containing 8 previously unreleased songs. Get this DVD if you have not already done so! It's available where music DVDs are sold! It shows the essence of the Charlotte Martin experience. I went out to L.A. for the show and brought you some photos from the show as well as a video of Charlotte performing 'Lost and Found,' one of the B-side songs now available on 'Something Like a DVD.' Check it all out: Something Like a DVD Release Show.

Charlotte was recently featured in the March 2007 issue of 'Lucky Magazine.' Check out the link in the PRESS section, Lucky Magazine March 2007, and find out what Charlotte takes with her on tour. I love the photo that comes with that feature. I've also added 'Saturday Night Magazine' article about Charlotte. All article scans provided by charlottemartin.com!

Check out Live Nation TV to see some great streaming video of Charlotte performing 'Darkest Hour,' 'Keep Me In Your Pocket' and 'Cut the Cord' at the Filmore in San Francisco during her last tour. I love Charlotte videos. Yay!

Speaking of videos, have you seen Charlotte Martin's YouTube channel lately? Charlotte will be featured on the cover of Radiant Magazine this summer (August 2007) and she talks about it a bit on her latest video blog. Even more to look forward to so keep checking her channel for more video blogs to come. Also, I have added a video of Charlotte performing 'Lost and Found' and a video clip of 'These Bones' to my YouTube so check them out if you haven't already.

Are you part of Charlotte's Arsonist Army Street/E-Team? You should be! :) Sign up and get exclusive team content on the Arsonist Army Team Site and participate in missions to help spread the word about Charlotte and her music. If her music has touched you in any way, then why not share that feeling with your family, friends and others? Plus, it's fun to support Charlotte; the perks are awesome. :) So get involved and sign up here!

There's lots to look forward to this summer and the rest of this year with Charlotte! She's already given so much at the half way point, and if the past is any indication (and it usually is), Charlotte is sure to give us even more to look forward to! In addition to darkest-limits.com, be sure to check the Charlotte Martin Official Website and Messageboard as well as the Charlotte Martin Official Myspace page for the very latest. That's all for now!

Thanks all! Keep supporting Charlotte! More to come! :)




Monday, 23 April 2007: Quickie Update - Get Your Charlotte Martin Limited Edition Lithograph & 2 New Live Videos Posted! :)

Hello Char fans! A real quick update tonight...did you get your limited edition Charlotte Martin Lithograph? There are only 100 printed of the exclusive black and white 11"x17" lithograph so check out the CHARLOTTE MARTIN STORE AT MUSIC TODAY and order yours with your 'Something Like a DVD.' :D It's beautiful!

Please check out darkest-limits.com's YOUTUBE channel for 2 new live videos. I've put up the 'Keep Me In Your Pocket (outro jam clip)' and 'Little Universe' from the San Diego, CA show on 4/7/07. These are two of my favorite songs by Char, especially live. Just exciting and cool songs. Charlotte's voice is amazing and unmatched. But her skills as a pianist are awesome as well. So check out the videos and enjoy. Join Charlotte at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, CA on May 1st for a very special solo show to celebrate the release of Something Like a DVD! Get your tickets and all the info here!

Thanks all! Keep supporting Charlotte! More to come! :)




Friday, 20 April 2007: Something Like a DVD Pre-Order & Release Party/Show, March/April Tour Page Update, Exclusives, New Videos, Loads of New Banners! Char Stuff GALORE!

Hi Char fans! Hope everyone is having a fantastic week. Home stretch! I have a mini update for you all; lots of fun Char stuff here, there and everywhere. Let's get started:

You all want the new version of 'Something Like a DVD' which will be in stores and available for purchase on Tuesday, May 1, 2007. However, you can get your pre-order copy at the CHARLOTTE MARTIN STORE AT MUSIC TODAY now. With a pre-order purchase of the DVD, you are entered into a grand prize drawing for a black and white lithograph autographed by Charlotte! Not only is the DVD price a good deal, you get a chance to win a very cool item. So...pre-order yours today. This pre-order special ends 3PM on April 27th. After I do this update, I'm on my way to the Char Mar store.

Join Charlotte at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, CA on May 1st for a very special solo show to celebrate the release of Something Like a DVD! Get your tickets and all the info here!

I have updated the MARCH/APRIL TOUR 2007 page with photos and reviews for Albuquerque, NM and San Diego, CA shows. And thanks to Xavier from Phoenix(!), we have some exclusive photos from Charlotte's 'Arizona Midday' television appearance (4/5/07). Exclusives are cool. Thanks Xavier!

I have added 3 new live videos to darkest-limits.com's YOUTUBE channel. They are from the Denver and Albuquerque show...'Bizarre Love Triangle,' 'Limits of Our Love,' and 'Something Like a Hero.' Limits and Hero in particular are good because you can see Charlotte and Fern in the same shot (eventhough it was kind of dark in there)...and there are outros that we love! Please check them out and enjoy! The steady camera on 'Limits' and 'Hero' courtesy of the table. :)


'Limits of Our Love' from Albuquerque, NM 4/4/07.
It was dark in there but this song shined bright. Loved it! x
Check out more Char videos on darkest-limits.com's YOUTUBE channel.

And last but not least, darkest-limits.com has banners! Lots of banners! Thanks to Zane I. from Phoenix once again for donating his skillz and time and for making some more great banners to support Charlotte and this site. It's greatly appreciated! Check them all out in the GALLERY ->Icons/Avatars page. Thanks so much to Zane! :)

If anyone else would like to contribute photos, reviews, videos, site graphics (banners/avatars/wallpaper, etc) please send them to me at jules[at]darkest-limits.com and I would be honored to put them here. This is a Charlotte Martin fan site, so it is what you make of it and all this can't be done without you. So thank you in advance for your participation and support! More stuff to come in the next day or so. Video from San Diego on the way! Thanks for reading and supporting Charlotte. Keep it up! :)




Sunday, 15 April 2007: Latest Charlotte Tour In Review! Something Like a DVD News! "Sweet Things"! Photos, Banners, & Videos! Oh My.

Hello Char Fans! Charlotte just completed another tour, her second this year. It's only April. :) Lucky for us, Charlotte has been very busy. Her tour opening for Veruca Salt rocked and she grabbed some new ears along the way which is always great. Please check out the page I made for the MARCH/APRIL TOUR 2007 and peruse the set-lists, photos and reviews. So far, I have Denver photos up. There will be more in the coming days as I add more photos and video from the Denver, Albuquerque and San Diego shows. If you would like to contribute a review and/or some photos and/or videos of any of the shows, please email me at jules[at]darkest-limits.com. I'd love to host them here! Also, the Arsonist Army Online Fan Review Mission is still going on so write about your favorite Charlotte Martin show, past or present, live or recorded. Check out the details on the Arsonist Army Message Board.

If you haven't already checked out the March 20th Charlotte & the Arsonists Chat transcript, please go to the Arsonist Army board and check it out. Lots of info on what Charlotte is up to as well as information on the re-release of Something Like a DVD! Not only do you get a 5.1 surround sound version of the live show, but also commentary, the Stromata video and a CD featuring 8 new songs. 'Something Like a DVD' will be available on May 1, 2007. Pre-order yours today on Amazon,. I cannot wait! The artwork of the cover blows my mind. It needs to be some kind of poster, like biggie size. :)

Charlotte has collaborated with world-renown DJ Tiesto on his latest CD, 'Elements of Life.' She co-wrote and sings, 'Sweet Things,' the sixth track on the CD. It's AMAZING. I highly suggest you get this song via iTunes. Just turn it up real loud and dance. Charlotte's voice soars and sounds awesome! The CD was released April 12th and it's actually on sale at Virgin Mega Store for $10. It's a great buy. Check out the DISCOGRAPHY for more information.

And Darkest-Limits.Com has banners! Thanks to Zane from Phoenix, AZ for making a bunch to help promote darkest-limits.com. Check out his handiwork on the GALLERY ->Icons/Avatars page. Thanks again, Zane!

Finally, please keep your eyes on darkest-limits.com's YouTube channel. Videos will be popping up throughout the week...until I have no more! Tonight, I have put up semi-long clips of 'Chasing A Shadow' and 'Four Walls' from the Denver show, 4/3/07. I hope you enjoy them. Charlotte is just amazing live and this is just a small way to share what I see when I see her live. She is the embodiment of great music, power, passion, and personality. I'm preaching to the choir here, I know. :) Until the next update, keep on spreading the good word about Charlotte and keep on supporting!




Monday, 19 March 2007: New Single, New Arsonist Online Mission, Char Chat, and New Videos Posted! :)

Hello Char fans! Just checking in with a mini-update because there is a lot going on in the world of charlotte martin and that's a great thing. Break out your calendars, here comes the Char news:

* On March 6th, Charlotte released 'Keep Me In Your Pocket' as the second single from her album 'Stromata.' The single is available at your favorite digital music retailers including iTunes. This release includes a Solo Version of 'Keep Me In Your Pocket' that is stripped down, jammed out and very cool. So go get it!

* The new Arsonist Army Newsletter should have arrived in your email boxes on Thursday March 15th. There is a new Online Mission that everyone can take part in and we hope that everyone participates...because it's cool to support Charlotte...and there is a grand prize! :) Check out the new Online Mission on the Arsonist Army Messageboard. Also check the Arsonist Army Team Site because Charlotte has posted a new, 'yummy' blog and podcast! Love those. Find out the background on one of the most intense songs on 'Stromata.'

* On Tuesday, March 20th at 6PM PST there will be an online chat with Charlotte! Charlotte is gearing up for tour and I bet there's lots of info to be gleaned from this chat. Plus, it's just fun to have team members together with Charlotte. :) So please check the Arsonist Army Team Site on Tuesday, March 20 for chat location. Hope to see you all there!

* On April 10th, you're going to want to go out and get the CD 'Elements of Life' by the world renowned DJ Tiesto because Charlotte is a featured vocalist on the track 'Sweet Things!' The song is just plain HOT. The beats are amazing and Charlotte's vocals just soar. You can catch a listen on Charlotte Martin's YouTube Channel under 'Favorites.' :) This is in addition to her collaborating with Ben Lee on his upcoming record! :D

Finally, I've added 2 more videos/clips from the Veins Tour. Charlotte performs 'Your Armor'(see above) and 'I'm Normal Please Date Me' at Borders Books in Rockaway, NJ. A little classic Char for your viewing pleasure. It was a great in-store. Eventful because the speakers kept conking out so Charlotte requests her old school Casio lap keyboard and continues on. She is unflappable and a pro! Check them out at jules' darkest-limits vids on YouTube. That is all for now. Tour time is almost here and the excitement is building. I hope everyone can get to see Charlotte this time around and maybe if you're in Denver, please come say 'hi!' to me. I'm always down with meeting Char fans...and there are a lot of you. :) Thanks to all for checking everything out. Next update coming soon!




Tuesday, 12 March 2007: New Charlotte Martin Live Videos on YouTube & Darkest-Limits.Com Banners Available! :)

Hi all. Just wanted to do a mini-update to start off the week...and because I'm still all off and very much awake due to Daylight Savings Time. :) I have put up 2 new videos of Charlotte performing live on my YouTube page. They are from the Veins Winter Tour 2005. Charlotte performed at Cozmic Pizza in Eugene, OR on December 10, 2005. It was a fun show and I grabbed her performing 'Four Walls' and covering 'Dancing In the Dark' by Bruce Springsteen (!!). I love 'Four Walls,' period. And she did an amazing cover of 'Dancing In the Dark.' Beautiful! Below is 'Four Walls.' Please do check out both the videos.

And I made 2 banners for Darkest-Limits.Com to promote the website and of course, Charlotte. So if you feel like spreading the love a little more, please feel free to add one or both of them to your banner collection on your favorite site, myspace, blog, livejournal, etc. You'll just need to manually copy the link I've provided. Check them out in the GALLERY under Buddy Icons, Avatars, Banners and Wallpaper. Thank you again! With the upcoming March/April TOUR, there is of course more Char Mar to come!




Tuesday, 6 March 2007: Charlotte On Tour! New Tour Dates Announced for March/April 07! New Photos & Videos!

Greetings Char fans. You cannot stop Charlotte Martin (really. why would you want to? :)). Charlotte hits the road again, this time in support of Veruca Salt during the months of March and April 2007. There are 9 dates announced. Check out the TOUR SECTION and www.charlottemartin.com for all the latest and where to get tickets. Ah Char Tour. It's always a great time. If you have not been to one of the tour cities, get out there and explore! And then see Charlotte rock out in venue you've never been to. I hope everyone can get out there and support Charlotte and enjoy a great evening of music...rock music! Who knows...'maybe we'll meet up in Denver.'

New photos have been added to the FEBRUARY TOUR 2007 page. A huge thanks to Susie D. and Briel K. for donating some of their photos from Charlotte's Virgin Mega Store In-Store Performance & Signing in Los Angeles on February 18, 2007. The photos are lovely and I'm glad to host them. Check them out! If anyone has anymore photos they'd like to share from tour, please send them to me at jules[at]darkest-limits.com. Thanks!


please do take note my fancy, polished, professional camera work. ;)

Finally, I've added 3 new videos to darkest-limits.com's YouTube channel: a clip of Charlotte performing a cover of Erasure's 'A Little Respect,' (actually posted on 2/27/07 in celebration of more tour :)), and now a clip of Charlotte performing 'Limits of Our Love' (see above) and the 'All Is Full of Love' outro she does from the November 4, 2006 Davenport Show(Stromata Tour). Click here and scroll down to view. You can also check it out on YouTube and see all the videos. :) That's all for now! So much happening in the world of Charlotte Martin...hold on tight, more to come!




Monday, 19 February 2007: Charlotte February Tour & Stromata Tour In Review! Fan Submissions! YouTube Goodies & Exclusives! Just A LOT of Char Stuff :)

Hello Char fans! Tonight, Charlotte's tour in support of Pete Yorn and Aqualung comes to an end in San Diego, CA. I got to go to one show on this tour and it was wonderful to see Charlotte play to some new fans and see those fans just 'get it.' :) She's grabbing new ears and that's a great thing as she continues to grow as an artist. Please check out the FEBRUARY TOUR 2007 page with setlists, some photos and reviews, plus a video from the Eugene, OR show :). Thanks to Taylor & Zane (Portland OR show) and Kirk S. (Seattle WA show) for submitting reviews and photos! Participation is what it's all about. If you have any reviews, setlists and photos from this tour as well as past tours, please send them to me and I'll put them right up. Email me at jules[at]darkest-limits.com. :)

I also have an update on the STROMATA TOUR 2006 page! Some new photos for the Boston Show by Nick Bogovich and some new photos for the Davenport Show by Lon, the Director of the River Music Experience/Redstone Room. There is also an exclusive video taken by Randy B. for darkest-limits.com of 'Weird Goodbye' from the Davenport show. Thank you to all for your contribution! The photos are amazing and...I love 'Weird Goodbye' and Charlotte played an awesome version of the song in Davenport. Check it all out!

More YouTube News! Check out and subscribe to the Charlotte Martin Channel on YouTube. She has some great behind the scenes exclusive video from the February Tour that's very fun. I've also got a YouTube page that I thought I'd actually put to use so check out the Jules' YouTube page for 2 new videos I put up of Char Mar performances.

Thanks again for supporting Charlotte. She's an amazing artist and any trip you decide to make to see her live is worth it. Thanks for spreading the Char love and for checking out all the updates on Darkest-Limits.com. If you're on myspace, please see your fellow fans and friend darkest-limits.com//The Definitive Charlotte Martin Fan Site Official Myspace page. Thanks all! Another update coming very soon.




Saturday, 3 February 2007: Charlotte on Tour in February! Stromata Tour Photo/Review Update! Plus YouTube & Chat News!

Happy February, Char Fans. It already feels like the year is zipping by! It's time for Char Tour as Charlotte hits the road again, this time supporting Pete Yorn and Aqualung. She will be all over the western part of the U.S. this go around so please get to those shows if you can, support Char and hear some great music. Check out the TOUR section for all the new, latest dates as well as updated door times and venue info. First show is in Boise ID! Good times.

We have another installment of the STROMATA TOUR 2006 page update as well. Picking right up from Iowa and going all the way to California for the final Char show of 2006: the Charlotte Martin and Friends concert to benefit Save Darfur. Setlists. reviews. TONS of photos, particularly for the Save Darfur benefit concert! It was a great tour. Charlotte outdid herself...which makes me super excited for 2007 as I'm sure she will take her live show to a whole 'nother level. :D For now, enjoy a recap of STROMATA TOUR 2006 page! There will be more photos added to these shows because I've gotten some great submissions by you, the fans. (even Redstone Room video!) So thank you in advance!!

So...YouTube. :) I know I'm a bit addicted to it. You can find everything and everything there...and now you can find the best of all: Charlotte Martin! Lots of exclusive, behind the scenes clips and rare, live performance clips. Personally, I love the introduction of her 3 adorable pups. Check out and subscribe to the Charlotte Martin Channel on YouTube!

There was a fun chat with Charlotte on Monday, January 29th. She talked about the upcoming tour and some projects she's working on. :) If you missed the chat, you can find the transcript on the Arsonist Army Message Board. You can also find out winning button design for the recent Arsonist Army Button Design Mission. And it's never too late to help promote Charlotte for the upcoming tour as well as in your hometown. Please check out the Arsonist Army Message Board for the Postcard mission.

Thanks to all for continuing to support Charlotte! Get out there and experience some shows and share with everyone. It's about spreading the good word about Charlotte and her music and the connection we all have because of her music. :)

If you'd like to submit your reviews of any Char shows you've been to, and/or if you have Char photos you'd like to share, please send them to me at jules[at]darkest-limits.com and I will post them on the site. If you're on myspace, please see your fellow fans and friend darkest-limits.com//The Definitive Charlotte Martin Fan Site Official Myspace page. Thanks all! Another update coming very soon!




Friday, 26 January 2007: Arsonist Chat With Charlotte on Jan. 29th! Stromata Tour Photo/Review Update! And...Arsonist Chat With Charlotte on Jan. 29th!

Hello Char Fans! Hope everyone is doing well and getting ready for Charlotte on the road again as she supports Pete Yorn and Aqualung in February. Get out to some shows and get to supportin'. :) Check out the TOUR section for all the new, latest dates.

Arsonist Army is also looking for some Arsonists to help promote the shows in their town as well as promote Charlotte. So please check out the Arsonist Army Message Board for the Postcard mission. Everyone can do this mission!

If you are signed up as an Arsonist, you should have gotten the latest newsletter which announced an exclusive Arsonist chat with Charlotte! Charlotte is gearing up for tour and will be chatting with Arsonists this Monday, January 29, 2007 at 6PM PST/9PM EST. The last chat with Charlotte was so much fun, and this is sure to be great as well. So...log in and check the Arsonist Army Team Site on January 29th (day of chat!) to find out where the chat will take place. Hope to see you there.

And of course, we've got another STROMATA TOUR 2006 page update with photos/reviews/setlists from New York City to Park City, UT. Check it out. :)

Thanks and be sure to check back often for more updates.




Sunday, 14 January 2007: Stromata Tour 2006 Photo/Setlist/Review Update!

Hello kids! I've updated the STROMATA TOUR 2006 page with 5 pages of photos for your enjoyment. Get ready for your close-ups Chicago IL x 2, Vienna VA, Hoboken NJ, and Philadelphia PA. These photos came out very well...I am particularly proud of the Philly pics from the World Cafe Live show. The lights in there were amazing and just added to the magic that was the Philly show for the Stromata Tour 2006. More updates to come...very soon. :)

There was a new Arsonist Army newsletter that came out on Thursday! Lots of cool info especially for the Arsonists, so check your email...if you have not signed up yet, please do so on the Arsonist Army Team Site. :) And there's a fun, new mission so don't forget to check out the Arsonist message board for details.

Darkest-limits.com is on Myspace! :) Another place to get to know your fellow Char fans and to help spread the good word about Charlotte and her music. It's already tons of fun 'seeing' everyone there. Tell your fellow myspace Char fans!

Do you have any Char photos and/or reviews from shows you've been to? Please send them to me and I will put them right here on darkest-limits.com! Share with your fellow fans and get active for Char. It's just fun. :) Please send any Char show photos and/or reviews to me at jules[at]darkest-limits.com. Thanks in advance and see you next update! :)




Thursday, 11 January 2007: Stromata Tour 2006 Recapped and in 2007...We Are Off And Touring! Charlotte Supports Pete Yorn in February...And Much More!

Happy New Year, Char fans! Stromata Tour 2006 was the best tour yet. The year ended with an unbelievable show on December 2, 2006 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. 'Charlotte Martin and Friends' played a very special show to benefit Save Darfur. What an amazing collaboration of talent! The best Char show I've seen yet. Stromata Tour lives on at Darkest-Limits.com. I will be filling up the Stromata Tour 2006 page this week and next (lots of shows! lots of pictures!). So many great moments that will not soon be forgotten. Check out the Stromata Tour 2006 page in the TOUR section.

And speaking of tour...Charlotte will be playing as part of the Hotel Cafe Tour at Sundance and then supporting Pete Yorn on his tour in February! Charlotte collaborated with Pete on his 2003 album 'Day I Forgot.' It should be a great bill. Lots of opportunities to see Char live already so get out there and support her set if you can! Check out the Tour section for all the info.

In other news, Charlotte has done a new Blog and Podcast available only to Arsonist Army members. Check it out at www.charlotteteam.com. If you have not signed up to be an Arsonist, please do so. These features will be a regular feature on the Arsonist Army Team Site and are not to be missed. :) Charlotte has also done an interview with KGRL FM that is pretty awesome. You can read AND hear her answers to the questions right here. It's a wonderful interview!

There is a new Arsonist Army mission that you should definitely check out. It is posted on the Arsonist message board...let your creativity flow. :)

Darkest-limits.com has hit Myspace! :) Check out the link, friend-up, and get to know your fellow Char fans to help spread the good word about Charlotte and her music. It's already tons of fun 'seeing' everyone there.

There will be more updates to darkest-limits.com coming this week. Lots goodies! Thank you for all the support for Char. I hope to see you all out on the road this year as Charlotte is sure to outdo herself all over again. I can't wait. :)




Monday, 13 November 2006: Catching Up! Keep Your Bags Packed...Charlotte Plays Two Very Worthwhile Benefit Shows: 'Housing Works in NYC' and 'An Evening with Charlotte Martin & Friends' to Benefit Save Darfur in L.A.!

Hello Char fans! The Stromata Fall Tour 2006 finished up in Santa Fe, NM on November 7. For those that got to see Charlotte perform in September through November 2006, you know how special this tour was. What a leap into something new and exciting with the release of 'Stromata'! Lots of new material, lots of new fans, as well as familiar faces and some new sounds to old favorites. It's like everything Char has ever done, all the groundwork musically, and all the fans that have followed her along the way came together on this tour. It was amazing. This tour will have it's own page complete with full setlists and photos/candids from tour. Coming soon! (or when my internet is back full swing). For now, you should check out the Charlotte Martin Messageboard Live Forum for setlists and photos by me (jules101) and other Char fans sharing their photos from shows. Thanks for your patience!

The dust has not even settled from the last tour and Charlotte already has two big shows coming up! Yay! You're gonna want to be there! First up: On Friday, November 17th @ 7:30PM, Charlotte will be performing a benefit show for Housing Works in NYC as part of their "Live From Home' music series. Tickets are available online at Housing Works Used Books & Cafe. Housing Works organization supports homeless New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS. For more information, check out Housing Works.org. And the Housing Works Used Bookstore and Cafe is a very chill place to see a show. Very wood floor, high soho ceilings, winding staircase library-chic. :) Come spend a very special Friday night in New York City with Char!

Finally, round out an amazing year of Char-goodness at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles on December 2 with 'An Evening with Charlotte Martin & Friends' to benefit Save Darfur. Another very worthy cause and it's sure to be an awesome evening with Charlotte and some choice musician friends as they colloborate with her live, onstage! Click on the photolink below for a list of musicians and all the ticket information. Get those hot VIP tickets. ;) 'This party is gonna be off the hook!' and it's for a great cause, so please come out and support and have a great time.

charlottemartin.com

So...give yourself an early holiday present...if you can swing it, pack your bag(s) and go to these two special shows. You deserve it. :D More to come right here at darkest-limits.com, the Definitive Charlotte Martin Fan site!




Tuesday, 12 September 2006: HAPPY 'STROMATA' DAY! New CD in Stores & A New Tour...All Today! More Tour Dates Added & Current Arsonist Mission Extended!

Greetings Char fans! Today...is THE day. "Stromata", Charlotte's long-awaited, brand new full length CD is in stores today! It's an amazing CD, some of the most daring, emotionally charged, soul-stirring, inventive and thoroughly cool music you are likely to hear...it's my favorite CD by her already. Don't dilly-dally! Get 'Stromata' today! :) You can purchase your hard copy and/or digital copy of 'Stromata' at Best Buy, Virgin Megastore, iTunes, Borders, Barnes & Noble, FYE.com, Amazon, Musictoday and many more digital/retail music retailers.

To add to the excitement, the Stromata Tour starts today. Charlotte's first show will be tonight in Denver, CO and from there, she heads eastward...and all over the U.S. More dates have been added for October and November so there are plenty of chances to see a Char Show. There's nothing like it and with the debut of 'Stromata' songs it's going to be the most exciting tour yet! Check out the Tour Section for all the latest dates, including an in-store performance and signing at Virgin Megastore in Chicago, IL. That's just pretty darn huge. :)

The latest Arsonist Army mission has been extended! So if you're interested in spreading the word about Charlotte and 'Stromata' and the upcoming Stromata Tour, please visit the Arsonist Army board for the newest, latest mission. If you haven't aready done so, sign up! :)

'Stromata.' It's been a long time coming...and the excitement just continues to build. I cannot wait to get out there for Charlotte and her new live show, 'Stromata' and the tour. I hope to see everyone out there! It's such a big part of the whole Char Mar experience. Come say, 'hi' and be prepared to be blown away by our 'Stromata'...Charlotte Martin!

charlottemartin.com





Tuesday, 5 September 2006: Stromata Video For Sale on Itunes! Charlotte Martin Goodies All Around!

Hello! In exactly one week, 'Stromata' will be released in U.S. music stores, both real and virtual. :) Finally! And on that same day, Charlotte will start her tour in support of 'Stromata,' the first date in Denver, CO and from there, all across the U.S. It's going to be an exciting September and beyond!

If that wasn't enough, Charlotte's video for 'Stromata' is now available for purchase on Itunes. :) So make it yours now. And while you're feeling the urge to get some Char schwag, hit the Music Today Pre-Order sale for Stromata. There is a t-shirt, folks. A black one with a cool graphic on it with Charlotte Martin & Stromata. That's part of a package when you pre-order 'Stromata' from Music Today. It's right there if you want it! That's what it's all about. :)

Have you seen Charlotte Martin's official website lately? It's gotten a make-over and it looks GREAT! Lots of new photos and a whole new look in anticipation and celebration of Charlotte's latest release, 'Stromata.' Check it out at www.charlottemartin.com.

So check out all this great stuff and make sure you check out the Stromata Tour this September! Hope to see you all out there!




Friday, 18 August 2006: Darkest-Limits.Com's Review of Charlotte Martin's latest CD, 'Stromata' and a Call to Arms! :)

Hello Char fans! A quick update to let you know, I've written a review of "Stromata," Charlotte's latest, and in my opinion, most exciting and amazing work to date. I was floored and you will be too when it comes out on September 12, 2006. For now, check the Darkest-Limits.Com Review of 'Stromata' right here. Who's ready to go on tour? :) I know I am. And according to what Charlotte said on the Auralgasms Radio chat on 8/14/06, it sounds like she will be touring until the end of the year! Check out all the Stromata Tour info right here. And if you are interested in spreading the good word about Charlotte, 'Stromata' and the upcoming Stromata Tour, please visit the Arsonist Army board for the newest, latest mission...and if you participate, you will be entered in a grand prize drawing for a rare Char Mar collector's item. Visit the Arsonist Army board, sign up (if you haven't already) and find out all the details. :)

As always, your Char donations are appreciated, so if you have any photos, show reviews, and tour experiences you'd like to share and see right here on Darkest-Limits.com, please send them to me at jules[at]darkest-limits.com. Thanks for reading! Much more to come!




Sunday, 13 August 2006: Charlotte is Here, There, Everywhere! Stromata Video & Screen Caps, Tour News, and...Auralgasms!

Hello Char fans! Exciting times are just around the corner. September 12th is when it all starts again...fresh and new. 'Stromata,' the much anticipated new CD by Charlotte Martin will be released and the Stromata Tour begins. I have no doubt that all of the above will be amazing and not to be missed. There's so much happening in the world of Charlotte Martin and we're all on this wild ride together. Yay! Have you seen the video for 'Stromata' yet? It's sleek, cool and sophisticated and a great visual of the song. Swirling emotions coming from Charlotte. Cells colliding and dividing...it's life. It's awesome and it can be seen on mp3.com and had a great front page feature on Spin.Com in their 'Hey This Is Awesome' section. Congratulations to Charlotte and her team! Unofficial sources have the video being released on Itunes on August 22nd, so be sure to get it. I took some screen caps of this intense and stunningly beautiful video, so check out the Gallery: Screen Caps for TV Appearances & Videos. I couldn't reign it in, so there are lots of caps because every shot looked great to me. :)

In other Char news, Charlotte will be the Guest DJ on Auralgasms Radio on Monday, August 14th at 10PM EST. She'll be hosting for 2 hours, spinning some of her favorite songs and chatting live in the Auralgasms Chat Room. Be sure to tune in because me thinks there's fun to be had!

The tour dates for the Stromata Tour in September are all set, so be sure to get your tickets for your show(s)! Travel safe, travel with some buddies if possible, and experience all these great places that Char will be playing in September...it's about sharing the music and sharing the experience. So I hope to see you all on the road and at some show(s) in September! That's all for now. Keep your eyes on Darkest-Limits.com for all the latest on Charlotte. As always, your Char donations are appreciated, so if you have any photos, show reviews, and tour experiences you'd like to share and see right here on Darkest-Limits.com, please send them to me at jules[at]darkest-limits.com. Thanks for reading! Much more to come!




Wednesday, 26 July 2006: Stromata Fall Tour 2006 - Tour Dates Announced! September Will Be the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Greetings Char fans! So first we have the Stromata preview show earlier this year. Just a taste of what was to come on Charlotte's much anticipated new CD, 'Stromata.' We had the SLADVD Tour which, for any and all that attended any of the shows, solidified the fact that Charlotte is an amazing live artist and her shows are powerful for the body and the soul. We recently got the release of the Stromata EP Singles 1 & 2. Amazing songs...more electronic, synthesized, complex...intense. Charlotte at her most complex and musically daring to date. Personally? I love the new sound. It's a natural progression and the next, intuitive step. More intense, more exciting. Char always succeeds in out-doing herself. And now...we get a chance to witness all of it: STROMATA FALL TOUR 2006. :) There's nothing like a Char show, nothing like the energy of Char mixing with the energy of her fans. It's sure to be an AMAZING Tour. Please check out the updated TOUR SECTION for all the dates and ticket info...many tickets are on-sale now! Grab your tickets, visit a new place, a state you've always wanted to go, revisit a venue you had a great time in with Char and the fans. It's a win-win all the way! :) I hope to see everyone out there.

AND...I mentioned the new second Stromata EP single! It's out. It's AWESOME. 'Stromata' plus 2 non-album tracks: 'Crimson Sky' and 'Apology.' These songs have been on repeat since they were released yesterday. I love the electronic sound which meshes beautifully with Char's voice. The beats. Oh the beats. :) Buy this Stromata EP on Itunes, Real/Rhapsody, MusicMatch, Napster, Sony Connect, or your favorite digital music retailer. All the pretty covers and relevant purchasing info is in the Discography Section. Check it out!

Lots more to come from Charlotte. Keep your eyes peeled right here and on Charlotte's Official Website for the latest!




charlottemartin.com





Sunday, 23 July 2006: New "Stromata" Photos and Exclusive 'V-Day' Photos & Recap...As We Wait for September 12th :)

Greetings Char Fans! Is everyone surviving the long, hot summer? The anticipation of Charlotte's new CD, 'Stromata,' which will be released on September 12th gives us all something to look forward to! With the release of the first Stromata EP single, the excitement builds...there seems to be more digital singles before the actual CD release. Something more to look forward to! In the meantime, darkest-limits.com has some awesome photos by Erin Russell of Charlotte for the promotion of 'Stromata.' You can see the cover to the right! A very exciting, more sophisticated and cool 'look' for Charlotte. It's not your momma's Charlotte Martin! :) But it's still our Char. Check out the 'Stromata' photos in the Gallery! I've also devoted a page for Charlotte and her participation in V-Day in New York City on June 19th 2006. It was a wonderful day and darkest-limits.com brings you some behind the scenes photos and a recap of the marquee event. All this can be found in the exclusives section of the Gallery. Enjoy and stay close to darkest-limits.com for the latest on Charlotte and 'Stromata.' Exciting times are on the horizon!


p.s. have you gotten your Stromata web goody yet? Spread the word about Charlotte and 'Stromata' by adding these banners and icons to your webpages and instant messages. Check them out at Charlotte Martin Webgoodies. Your page and instant messages will look so much better if you have these! :)

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Monday, 4 July 2006: Happy Stromata-Independence Day! Charlotte's Latest Single Digitally Released Today! Plus 105 SLADVD Tour Photos Added! :)

Hello Char Fans! Happy 'Stromata'-Independence Day! Charlotte's new single, 'Stromata' is finally available at all digital outlets as of today, July 4th. Not only do you get 'Stromata' but also 2 exclusive non-album tracks. Check out Itunes, Real/Rhapsody, MusicMatch, Napster, Sony Connect, or your favorite digital music retailer for this awesome new single. It's powerful; it's an exciting new sound for Charlotte and yet it's a natural progression, I think. So this is Stromata, plus 2....this is THREE new songs by Charlotte. Thank you, Charlotte! At first listen, I can already tell there is so much to look forward to with the release of 'Stromata' on September 12.

Be sure to check out Charlotte Martin's myspace page, www.myspace.com/charlottemartin for a new bio as well as 'Stromata' available to be added to your myspace page. :)

In honor of today's Char fireworks, I am piggybacking a site update! I've added photos by Katie to the SLADVD Philly show, as well as setlists and photos for the Boston, Wesleyan and Hoboken shows. 105 photos added! Check it out in the Tour Section: Something Like A DVD Tour Page. Enjoy. Much more to come...very soon. Stromata related goodness is on the way. :)

charlottemartin.com




Wednesday, 7 June 2006: Charlotte to Perform Original Music for Marquee V-Day Event in NYC!

Hello Char fans! Quickie update with some great news via the latest Charlotte Martin Newsletter. On Monday June 19th, Charlotte will be performing original music inspired by and in support of 'A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer: Writers on Violence Against Women and Girls.' This marquee event will be held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC and is part of V-Day's Until the Violence Stops, two-week festival. Charlotte will be joined by Eve Ensler, Maya Angelou, Rosario Dawson, Cynthia Nixon and many others. Please click on the V-day banner below for all the info and to purchase your ticket(s)! Get your ticket(s) now as space is limited!






Monday, 5 June 2006: Something Like An Update... :)

Hello there, Char fans! Are you missing Char tour and all the goodness and music that goes with the whole experience? I know I am. So to keep the home fires burning, click on: Tour Section: Something Like A DVD Tour Page because I've added a whole bunch of new photos...so we can all relive a great tour. The best yet! There, you will also find setlists and some reviews from Madison, WI all the way through Philadelphia, PA. :) Find out who got Char-tagged in the photo to the right! ;) In the coming days, I will add more to the Philly show page because some cool Char fans, Katie & Denise, have donated some lovely pics as well. So...much more to come! The tour lives on! If anyone would like to send over a review and/or some photos from shows you've been to, please email me at jules[at]darkest-limits.com. Thanks in advance!

So much to look forward to! Not only is Stromata, Char's latest full length LP, scheduled for release on September 12, 2006...but exclusive digital singles from Stromata will be available beginning in July! A great preview of things to come...something to whet the appetite. I cannot wait and it won't be long before we have more great Char music to dive into. :) Check back in the next few days for more updates in the wild and wonderful world of Charlotte Martin!




Sunday, 14 May 2006: Taking A Step Back With ‘Something Like A DVD’ Tour & Paving the Way for ‘Stromata’

Greetings Char fans! It’s been a little while since the last update and there has been lots going on. Charlotte’s huge 30 city ‘Something Like A DVD’ Tour recently ended with an amazing show at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles (4/12/06). The tour was a great opportunity for all the fans to catch Char in their hometown or a town near them. :) She was EVERYWHERE! It was great to see so many fans, new and old, out there to support her and this tour. I saw first hand...the rooms are getting fuller :). This whole Char love thing is getting bigger. Continue the momentum and keep spreading the good word about Char, her music and her upcoming release, ‘Stromata.’ So darkest-limits is going to play a little catch-up while we wait for what’s next in the exciting world of Charlotte Martin. There’s so much to look forward to...but for now, I am going to catch everyone up with the ‘Something Like A DVD’ tour. :) As always, anything below that is bolded and/or underlined is a link so click away! Here’s what’s in this latest update:

First off, Something Like A DVD - Limited Edition was officially released on May 1st so if you have not gotten your copy yet, go to the Charlotte Martin Store @ Music Today and get your copy. You’ll wanna take this little blonde home with you. :)

Tour Section: Something Like A DVD Tour Page
Exclusive photos taken by/from Charlotte of the ‘Something Like A DVD’ Tour. Thanks to Char for sharing! I’m encouraging everyone that has pics and reviews from this amazing tour to do the same by emailing me at jules[at]darkest-limits.com. This is a fan site, it’s yours, so whatever you wanna see up here, lemme know! :)
Omaha, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Detroit (Hamtramck) setlists/reviews/photos added. More to come in the next couple days! Big tour, lots to add. :)

Discography:
Updated with the latest releases. DVDs are discs right? ;)

Press:
Six (6) articles added to the top of the page.

Gallery - in Screen Caps & TV Appearances Section:
Darkest-limits brings you screen caps from Charlotte’s appearance on Current TV for Earth Day and beyond! Check your local listings for your Current TV channel.

The tour is over for now. But the music, the feelings, friendships and connections still linger; that’s one of the best things about Char and this community of fans she brings together. I know I miss being out there on tour for Char. Just watch the DVD and see why.

Charlotte is on her own label now with major label distribution via Fontana/Universal. Yay. Dinosaur Fight Records lives! Wonderful news. And the much anticipated Stromata is scheduled to be released on September 12, 2006. Tell your friends...Stromata is coming. That’s all for now, kids. Check back in a couple days for more updates. Better yet, sign up to get darkest-limits.com site updates...shoot an email to siteupdates[at]darkest-limits.com. Thanks!




Tuesday, 7 March 2006: Something Like A DVD Tour Is Off and Running! Another Rarities CD! Photos, Setlists, & Reviews To Date!

Hello Char fans! It has begun. Something Like A DVD Tour has now hit 4 cities and counting. And everyone that has been at the shows so far has been left wanting more. So they travel to see Char shows and to hear the new versions of familiar favorites. I've been to one show so far, Boise ID, and I was floored by what I heard! I personally LOVE the new 'limits of our love.' Sooo good. :) Every song sounds AWESOME. Every song has so much power and energy and emotion accompanied by some amazing new sounds from Char's new toy, the KORG. I love the KORG and I love where Charlotte is headed with her music. It's still Charlotte, and her most important instrument, her voice...but now, you cannot help but hear her. So, get out there and see some shows! Check out the TOUR SECTION for all the latest dates and show info. Get your tickets now! At last count, she's hitting 28 cities and one is sure to be close to you. :)

In the meantime, I've updated the Current Tour Section with the latest info on the shows of this tour: Setlists, photos and reviews of the Something Like A DVD Tour shows. There are some photos graciously submitted by Kirk for the Seattle WA show as well as some photos I took from the Boise show. Check out the TOUR SECTION for the latest on the 'Something Like A DVD' Tour. Hey, go to the Hamtramck, MI show on March 10th and get your copy of the second rarities cd, sold exclusively at certain shows on this tour. Rarities .2 will be at the Hamtramck, MI show! Collect'em all. :)

Have you checked out Charlotte's session photos with The Crystal Method? Get thee to The Official Website of The Crystal Method and go to the Photos->LOB Studio Sessions-> Charlotte Martin section. Our lovely Charlotte writing 'Glassbreaker' her colloboration with The Crystal Method. Great photos! Check them out.

As the tour rolls on, there will be more updates to come for darkest-limits.com so please check back often! Great times ahead for Charlotte and her fans...lots of great new music to hear from Char and exciting shows to attend. I cannot wait to get back out there and I cannot wait to see you Char fans out there supporting and showing your love. Travel safe, travel often and see you soon!




Friday, 24 February 2006: Something Like A DVD Pre-Release! Review and Screen Caps Now Available! All this and THE TOUR!

Greetings Char fans! The pre-release of 'Something Like A DVD,' Char's first DVD show chock full of extras and behind the scenes stuff, has hit the hot little hands of some fans already. I got mine yesterday and got a chance to watch it. It is a MUST HAVE. It will make you laugh, it'll make you cry and it'll show you why we all love Charlotte so much. Check out a review and some screen caps from the DVD in the Something Like A DVD page. It is also listed in Tour Archive Section for the Veins Tour. :) All this great DVD stuff in addition to the upcoming Tour...it's a great time to be a Char fan. :D Check out the TOUR SECTION for all the latest dates and show info. Get your tickets now! It's almost time to tour, kids. It's sure to be a very special tour. From March to mid-April. 27 dates so far. It's going to be awesome! I cannot wait to see everyone out there supportin Char. Get to those shows, as many as you can do and have a great time!




Saturday, 4 February 2006: Something Like A DVD Tour Gets Bigger - 22 Dates & Counting!
Char Plays The Knitting Factory in NYC AND Los Angeles...Get Your Tickets NOW!

Happy Weekend, Char Fans. Exciting times ahead as Charlotte's Spring Tour begins to show signs of stretching westward! Charlotte plays the very well-known Knitting Factory not only in NYC but in Hollywood as well. She plays The Knitting Factory in Hollywood on April 12th. It's guaranteed to be a hot ticket, so don't miss out because tickets are available for purchase right now on ticketweb.com. You can say you've seen Charlotte @ The Knitting Factory in NYC AND Hollywood on the same tour. :) Check out the TOUR SECTION for all the latest info on tickets including direct links to buying tickets for all the shows currently available. Looks like all the east coast shows are on sale. Feel like doing a little Char touring? This tour would be the perfect time. :) She's doing so many dates and there are more on the way. If you can get to a show near you, I highly recommend making the trip! If you wanna do a little flying for a Char show? Be random! Go for it! Boise, Minneapolis, Vermont, NYC, LA, any east, any west, any inbetween...it's so fun and Char's music has a knack for making you...feel. Her shows are amazing and unforgettable. And Char's music brings us all together. If I'm at one of your shows, please say 'Hi!' Char shows should be shared...say that 10 times fast. yay. Thanks for reading and look for another update very soon. :D

EDITED/UPDATE (2/21/06): Two more dates added to the Something Like A DVD Tour! Charlotte and crew play Missouri...twice! :D Check out the TOUR SECTION for dates and show info. 27 shows...will there be more? Probably! Awesome. See you on the road. :)

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Wednesday, 1 February 2006: Something Like a DVD Tour! Dates Officially Announced!
The Char Mar Tour Caravan Rolls On! :)

Greetings Char fans! The time you all have been waiting for is here. No more checking to see if any newly discovered date was posted by eagle-eye fans. Kids, it's time to CHAR TOUR. Charlotte and her team have officially released some dates for her upcoming March/April tour. The Something Like A DVD Tour is in support of Charlotte's new live DVD. This upcoming tour looks massive. :) So far, there are March dates, but there is more to come! Check out the TOUR SECTION for all the dates released thus far. Exciting times ahead and great opportunities for everyone to see Charlotte live. There is nothing like it. If you love her music, then you will be floored seeing her live because the energy flying around between her and the crowd is electric and the music is pure, soul-stirring and powerful. It's definitely an experience you will not soon forget. One show is never enough but one show is a great start! Pick a city you haven't been to, explore and then enjoy a great Char show. You're bound to see fellow Char fans there as well; it's good times all around. So please check out the TOUR SECTION for all the dates and info on tickets. Yay! And with a brand spanking new tour, comes goodies! Yes. Check out the GALLERY section for exclusive, gorgeous new photos of Charlotte taken by photographer, Erin Russell.

You're also going to want to check out even more goodies from Charlotte Martin's Official Website. Here are some links to even more new photos of Charlotte by Erin Russell, a wonderful new bio on Charlotte and a clip of Charlotte performing 'Four Walls' from the new live DVD:

* New Bio for Charlotte on Charlotte's Official Website

* New Photos by Erin Russell on Charlotte's Official Website - Something Like A DVD

* Videoclip of "Four Walls" from the new DVD

In the coming days and weeks, there will be more dates as they are confirmed so please be patient. Start making plans because Charlotte, her shows, the new music and new DVD...it's all not-to-be-missed! Please continue to check Charlotte Martin Official Website as well as right here on darkest-limits.com. Are you ready for the power of Char? You better be because the Char tour caravan is getting underway! Exciting times ahead for Char and her fans, you're going to want to hold on tight. :) As always, thanks for visiting and check back soon! :)

charlottemartin.com





Sunday, 29 January 2006: Fan Section Blows Up with Photos! :) Thank You Fans! Now Let's Tour!

Happy Tweekend, Char Fans. :) This update is dedicated to you guys. Char fans. So dedicated, so cool and so darn cute. :) I have updated the FAN SECTION to include the photos that were graciously sent to darkest-limits.com from the Veins Tour. And even a couple from the Darkest Hour Tour! Please check out the FAN SECTION for lots and lots of memories. The photos in the fan section are also included in the TOUR ARCHIVE SECTION in their respective shows. It's a lot of photos so please be patient and let it all load. I promise it will be worth it! :) Thanks so much to everyone that submitted photos. Keep on sending photos to me and I'll put 'em up. :) It made me a bit teary just putting it all together so I hope you like it and remember the shows you were at and make plans to go to shows that will be coming up. For that, keep your eyes peeled in the TOUR SECTION. In the meantime, check out Charlotte's latest little project, a song called 'Glassbreaker' on the soundtrack to the movie, 'London.' She collaborates with the electronica giants, The Crystal Method. It's an awesome song and I happen to love The Crystal Method ('Tweekend' i love it. eee! processed beats!) so I'm pretty psyched about the song. I love the whole soundtrack actually! Check out a clip of the song here...and purchase the song on ITUNES! There's a tour in the works and I'm hoping I get to see even more Char fans out there, doing whatever shows they can get to...it's fun, it's an amazing experience and it's Char. So fun and always worth it. Look forward to seeing everyone out there! Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the photos from your fellow char-fans. :)

EDIT: Two seconds after i post this update, there is a NEW CHAR SHOW on sale. :) Ladies and gents, Char plays The Knitting Factory in NYC on April 2. Tickets on sale now. Check out the TOUR SECTION for more info with links to buying your ticket! :)



Tuesday, 24 January 2006: Stromata Preview Show Review and Photos! So Begins the Week of Darkest-Limits.Com Updates!

Hola Char peeps! :) Just back from Los Angeles, still smiling over Charlotte's amazing performance at her Stromata Preview Show at the Hotel Cafe on Saturday night. I have some photos and a review to share so please click on the highlighted link above. It will also be available as a link on the date of the show in the TOUR SECTION. Looks like Charlotte will definitely be hitting the road soon. Tour dates will be announced when they are official (ie. when all the venues confirm. :)). Until then, keep on supporting Charlotte and spread the love. If the Stromata show was any indication of where Charlotte is headed music-wise? 2006 is going to be an amazing, awesome, cannot-miss-Char-on-Tour year. So get out there and enjoy some Char shows when she comes to a city, state, coast near you! :D



Sunday, 22 January 2006: Stromata Preview Show Afterglow! Updates to Discography & Tour Section With More to Come!

Hi Char peeps! Well, I’m wired. An amazing show by Charlotte last nite at the Hotel Cafe previewing her upcoming, brand spanking new release, ‘Stromata.’ It was an evening filled with amazing new music and jaw-droppingly awesome reworkings of a few of her other songs. A full review with photos from the show will be posted tomorrow evening (or whenever my flight gets me back home! lol). For now, I have posted the track list from the first in a series of Rarities CDs in the DISCOGRAPHY SECTION available at a few select shows on this upcoming (as yet unofficial, lol) tour. It’s gonna be great fun to see where some of these limited edtion cds of Char’s unreleased music will turn up. I cannot wait for the scavenger hunt to get fully underway. From the beautiful tracks on this first release? Let’s just say you will sure want to be at as many shows as you can because it’s like new char music until we get the actual new char music!

Also, there are even more tour dates popping up around the net and so I have updated the TOUR SECTION with some more dates. Get to those shows! I think Boise, Idaho is lovely in March. :)

Thanks for reading and for supporting Charlotte. Check back tomorrow nite for more goodies, some photos from the Stromata Preview show, reviews and updates! :)



Monday, 16 January 2006: "Are You Ready for the Power of Char?"* I Hope So! More Char Shows Coming Up & Tour Section Updated :)

Hi gang. As 2006 rolls on, apparently so does Charlotte Martin's tour caravan. :) It looks like there are more shows on the horizon. In anticipation of what may be coming, I've moved around and updated the TOUR SECTION to reflect the new show info and links to where you can get tickets. Please check it out. The Veins tour info, setlists and photo section has been moved into the TOUR ARCHIVE. These shows will continue to be updated with pics (graciously submitted by fans) so keep checking back! For now, check around the TOUR SECTION and get the latest news on Charlotte Martin. In the meantime, there is the Stromata Preview show to look forward to this Saturday, January 21 in Los Angeles at the Hotel Cafe. As a fun gift to fans, Charlotte is releasing 150 collectable EPs at The Hotel Cafe show this Saturday. These are numbered and include 'out takes' from past recording sessions. The CDs are $5.00 each and limited, two (2) per person while supplies last. If you have any questions about this, please contact LisaL[at]charlotteteam.com. Lots of cool Char news and lots of updates to come, so please check back soon. More opportunities to see Charlotte live, so let's get out to some shows and show some love. Thanks for reading and see you all soon! :)


* a noah-ism - a text message, that became a myspace post, that became a one-time substitute lyric, that became a tshirt. :)



Monday, 9 January 2006: Stromata & A Char Show in Vienna (VA) in March!

Happy New Year, Char fans! Hope everyone had a restful and peaceful holiday and new year...because it's time, once again, to show some Char love. :) Not only is there the much anticipated Stromata Preview Show @ the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood CA on January 21st, but there's a show on the east coast. Charlotte will be playing Jammin' Java in Vienna VA on March 22, 2006. Show is at 8PM with tickets for $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Yay! Jammin' Java is a cool place and when she played there this past November, it was a great crowd and a great show. This is wonderful and I'm wondering if there will be more shows. I cannot wait. Mark your calendars and check your vacation time, kids. Looks like awesome new char tunes, good times and great memories are ahead for 2006.

Here's what we have so far:


Saturday, January 21, 2006
Stromata Preview Show
Hotel Café
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
8:45PM, tickets $12, 21+ show


Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Jammin' Java
227 Maple Avenue E
Vienna VA 22180
8PM show, tickets $12 advance/$15 at door
www.jamminjava.com


As always, more info to follow! Ahhh. I cannot wait! See you all on the road!


Tuesday, 20 December 2005: Stromata Preview Show @ The Hotel Café! Be There!

Keep your bags packed, Char fans! Charlotte will be playing a special show in Los Angeles at the Hotel Café on January 21, 2006 to preview her upcoming full-length cd, 'Stromata.' It's sure to be an amazing show; a glimpse of Charlotte's musical progression...'Stromata.' There's more info to come, but here's what we have so far:

Saturday, January 21, 2006
Stromata Preview Show
Hotel Café
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
8:45PM, tickets $12

This is one show you won't want to miss. See you there, my bag is already packed! :)



Monday, 12 December 2005: Setlist, Photos and mini-review from Eugene, OR Show!

Hey Char fans! The Vein's Winter Tour continues with 2 more stops...Tacoma, WA tonite and San Diego, CA on the 14th. Check out the Winter Tour section for all the info. Just got back from Charlotte's show at Cozmic Pizza in Eugene, OR. Lots of fun. :D I wanted to share some pics I took as well as the setlist and a little write up. I've put them on Charlotte's Main Message Board on her site. Click here for the link to my post containing the above. :) The next update will include these photos (plus lots more!) so keep your eyes peeled right here. Thanks for looking!



Friday, 25 November 2005: The Unforgettable Veins Fall Tour...Lots of Photos and Reviews...and Even More Tour Dates Added!

Greetings, Char fans! The Veins Fall Tour has come to an end and what an amazing tour it was! Charlotte headlined 20 shows all around the U.S. and if you got to see her on any of her stops, you know how special this tour was. Apologies for not updating sooner as I have been touring for Char this past month. But hopefully the wait will be well worth it as I have lots of photos to share and more to come. :) Thank you to those who have contributed their photos from this past tour (thank you, Walter, Katie, Denise and Lena!). Those will be posted during the next update which should be next week. For now, I have setlists, photos and reviews for the following shows. Lots of photos so please give it a second to load properly. Click below and hit the back button to return to this list:

Chicago (10/26/05) Show

Hartford (10/29/05) Show

Borders Performance/Signing (10/30/05)

Hoboken (11/1/05) Show

Philadelphia (11/2/05) Show

Philadelphia (11/3/05) Show

New York City (11/4/05) Show

Vienna VA (11/5/05) Show

Jacksonville FL (11/10/05) Show

Phoenix AZ (11/16/05) Show

All are clickable links and there will be more updates to come! If you'd like to contribute any reviews and photos, please email them to me at jules[at]darkest-limits.com and I will gladly put them up. :)

If you cannot get enough Charlotte and Tour, you're in luck! Charlotte has just announced a WINTER TOUR! Charlotte is hitting the Pacific Northwest and 6 dates have been added...California, Washington and Oregon folks will be in for a real treat. Please check the Tour section for dates and times.

Thanks for checking out darkest-limits.com! Please be sure to check back very soon as I will be updating the site in the next few days with more setlists from Veins tour, photos by fans and of fans. It's been a great fall tour for Charlotte and her fans. More good times are sure to come! :)



Thursday, 27 October 2005: Charlotte Rocks Chicago As Veins Fall Tour 05 Begins! Chicago Show Photos & a Review Up! New Date Added to Tour.

Hi Char fans! The Veins Fall Tour 2005 is officially underway. Charlotte played Schubas in Chicago IL last nite and it was wonderful. New (yet familiar!) sound, new songs, new EP, lots of excitement from Charlotte and the fans. That giddiness was bouncing all around that room last nite. Check out photos and a write-up for the show in the TOUR SECTION as well as the info for the latest date to be added to the tour: Huntsville, AL (11/8/05). The set up for reviews and photos is as follows: go to the date of the show and click on the link for photos and review. :) Enjoy! And if you go to any of the shows and would like to contribute to the site, please email me at jules[at]darkest-limits.com and I will gladly put up your review and photos for your show. :) Thanks! See you on the road!



Monday, 24 October 2005: More 'Veins' Tour Dates & an Exclusive In-Store Performance & Signing in NJ!

Hey hey, Char fans! It's busy time for Charlotte & her crew & the fans. Veins Tour Fall 2005 will be starting in less than 2 days and it's hella-exciting. :) Have you got your ticket(s) to the shows listed in the tour section? I hope so and I hope I get to see/meet lots of you guys out there supporting Charlotte during what is sure to be some unforgettable, amazing shows. Charlotte finally hits Florida! Jacksonville, FL (11/10/05) has been added to the tour and I encourage everyone that can go to go and support Charlotte at her first FL show! And while you're there, enjoy the Jacksonville Beach. That's surely my plan. :) If you can't make it to sunny FL, then come to Rockaway, NJ! On Sunday Oct 30, Charlotte will be giving an exclusive in-store performance and signing at Borders Books & Music in Rockaway NJ. This appearance is great for Charlotte and the fans, so come out and show your support if you can. Check out the Tour section for ticket and venue info...come out and see a Char show or 2 this fall. Get your Char-fix. Let's share some shows! :)



Thursday, 13 October 2005: Congrats to Char & Ken! More Tour Dates! More Photos! Oh My!

Hello, Char fans! Time for an update in the world of Charlotte Martin. :) Opportunities to connect and get together continue to arise for Charlotte and her fans as 3 more dates are added to the Veins fall tour 2005. Columbus GA (11/11/05), Dallas TX (11/13/05) and Denton TX (11/14/05) have recently been added. Check out the Tour section for ticket and venue info as they become available. And while you are out on Char tour this fall at the show(s), be sure to pick up Charlotte's new EP, 'Veins.' It will no doubt be a wonderful keepsake of what is sure to be an unforgettable, amazing tour complete with not only Charlotte's awesome new music, but the intensely beautiful artwork. You're gonna want that complete package to add to your Charlotte Martin cd collection. :) In other update news, photographer Skip Bolen has sent over more exclusive photos for darkest-limits.com. Check out his photos of Char at the House of Blues in L.A. from the August 17, 2004 'Chicks With Attitude' show in the Gallery: Exclusives for darkest-limits.com section. Thanks to Skip for these great photos.

And last and most importantly...Congratulations to Charlotte & Ken on their recent marriage. Yay! :) All the best to them. Check out this lovely photo by photographer Erin Russell of the happy couple on their wedding day. Thanks as always for checking out the site! See you on tour! :)



Saturday, 8 October 2005: Vote for Veins as the Next Big Hit! Tour Archive Photos Updated!

Greetings! As we all anxiously and excitedly wait for the Veins Fall Tour to begin, it's time to bring Charlotte's latest project, "Veins," to the forefront. "Veins" is featured in the NextBigHit.com's Podcast Volume 14, so please sign up and vote for it. Voting ends in the evening on Sunday, October 9. If Charlotte get's enough votes for 'Veins,' she will be featured in next week's Podcast. So get over there and VOTE for 'Veins.' :) I've also added some pics from the Hartford, CT (6/7/05) and Boston, MA (6/8/05) shows of the Darkest Hour Tour. Check out the Tour Gallery -> Tour photos from 2005 section and relive some great memories. Those reviews and pics have also been added to the Tour Archive: Darkest Hour Tour 2005. As always, I would love to have any photos you've taken and/or show reviews for the site. So please send any reviews and photos to jules[at]darkest-limits.com. Thanks for checking out the site! More updates to come! :)



Saturday, 1 October 2005: Ask And You Shall Receive - More Tour Dates & Some Exclusive Pics!

Hello all! The Veins Fall Tour dates are coming in, the blanks are getting filled and 2 more shows have been added since the last update: welcome aboard, Knoxville TN and Atlanta GA. It also looks like Hartford CT tickets will be available today at 10AM. Wheee! Check out the Tour Section for all the latest. Tickets are already available for most shows so get yours now. The road and the Char-music are calling. :) And recently I contacted photographer Skip Bolen who has photographed Charlotte in the past and has some of his photos of her on his website. I asked to use those and he generously offered to darkest-limits.com some additional exclusive pics. I was blown away! :) Check out these cool, never-before-seen photos of Charlotte in the Gallery: Exclusives for darkest-limits.com section. Thanks to Skip for these great photos. Enjoy!

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Saturday, 24 September 2005: Veins Tour Dates Added & Words, Words, Words

Exciting times ahead as more tour dates have been added to the Veins Fall Tour 2005. Hartford CT and Vienna VA added so check out the Tour section for all the latest. Tickets are already available for some shows, I got mine for Joe's Pub, so grab yours. :) I've also put up a Review of the Veins EP [clickie here] as well as a lovely, fun Q&A with Charlotte in the Bio section. Lots of fun and thanks to Charlotte again for taking the time to answer some randomness. Get out there and support the shows and get the simply breathtaking and awesome new EP, 'Veins.' Thanks and enjoy!




Wednesday, 21 September 2005: VEINS - FALL TOUR! It's Happenin'!

Great news! Charlotte's fall tour has been announced. :) Let the fun begin! The tour will be called 'Veins' after her new EP which will be available on the tour, so get out there and pick it up before it hits the stores. This is Charlotte's second headline tour. Those that saw her during her 'Darkest Hour Summer Tour' know that when Charlotte plays headline, it's even more intense, emotional, fun and full of surprises. :) So be there! There are more dates added, with even more to come, so please check the Tour section for all the latest. The fall really is the most wonderful time of the year...Charlotte tour is not to be missed. See you on Char-tour, gang! :)






Wednesday, 21 September 2005

Hola, Char fans! Some new goodies added to the site. A new section called 'Fan Submissions - Photos from Char Fans' added to the Fan section with photos submitted by Lena. (Thanks Lena!). Also in the fan section, Marco's Musings updated. In the Gallery, two new avatars added to the Buddy Icons & Avatars section; one by Lena, one by yours truly. :)

Be sure to keep your eyes on the Tour section...there seems to be more dates added for what could be the makings of a fall tour. :) All unofficial at the moment but tickets are already available for some shows so check it out! The anticipation is painfully sweet. ahhh.

In the meantime, did you get your ticket for the Something Like A DVD show yet? Like hotcakes! And you deserve a vacation. :) Click on the banner below for all the info to obtain tickets, show and venue info. So you have been updated. Thanks for checking out the site! More to come!

Have you heard the full version of 'Veins' yet? Check out Charlotte Martin's myspace page and prepare to be blown away.

charlottemartin.com/dvd

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Sunday, 18 September 2005

Greetings! A few updates to darkest-limits. Photos of Charlotte by Skip Bolen have been added to the Gallery - Publicity Photos & Photo Shoots section so check those out. And it seems like we have the beginnings of some Char-shows for the fall. :) This is all unconfirmed at the moment but the excitement is sure to build once there is some kind of official news! Please check out the Tour section for all the latest rumblings. ;) And be sure to get your tickets for the Something Like A DVD show on November 17th in Los Angeles CA. This one's for sure! It's sure to be a very special evening for all Char fans. Be there! Click on the banner below for all the info you need to get tickets, show and venue info. Thanks!

charlottemartin.com/dvd

P.S. The next update will include photos graciously submitted by lovely Char fan, Lena, as well as a couple more photos taken by photographer, Erin Russell. :)





Thursday, 15 September 2005 - MAJOR UPDATE! - Charlotte Martin DVD Show on November 17, 2005!

Charlotte Martin is inviting 200 fans to join her for the intimate recording of her debut DVD entitled "Something Like A DVD" in Los Angeles, CA on November 17, 2005. What great news! Charlotte's live performances are awesome and to finally have an official DVD of a show...incredible and NOT TO BE MISSED! It will be a special evening, indeed. :) Please click on the image below for all the details about venue info and how to obtain tickets exclusively through musictoday.com. This is most definitely a must see show! Congratulations to Charlotte! :)


click on image for ALL the info...see you at the show! :)


Also, please check out the See/Hear section of Charlotte's official website for a preview of Charlotte's next project entitled 'Veins.' I can pretty much say I am in LOVE with 'Four Walls,' 'Veins' and 'Bones'...in that order. They sound great loud, so turn it up. I cannot wait for what is to come. :)



Tuesday, 13 September 2005
Greetings! A few more updates and additions to the site. 'Every Time It Rains' screen caps are now in the Screen Caps from TV Appearances & Videos Gallery. A scan of the NY Times article on Charlotte from 8/1/04 called 'Blonde on Black' added to the Press section. Finally, the Tour Photo Gallery will now have photo links by year for your convenience and I wanted to add Tour Photos from 2005 for pics from the Darkest Hour Tour. :) Chicago show photos and review up in the Tour Photo Gallery 2005 as well as the 2005 - Darkest Hour Tour page. That's all for now! More updates to come including more pics, reviews and fan submissions. Thanks!






Saturday, 10 September 2005

Welcome to darkest-limits.com! This site is dedicated to Charlotte Martin and all her fans. My name is Jules and I'm completely happy and psyched to bring this site to you all. I count myself among the legions of Char fans and Arsonists out there that love this inspiring and super-talented singer/songwriter/pianist and are ready to spread the good word about Charlotte and her music. The Char-experience should be shared and celebrated...that's what this site is all about. So please check out the site! Click around, make yourself at home...there's goodies all over the place and more to come. :) It's still growing and I'm adding on to it every day, new photos, breaking news, up-to-date tour info and hopefully an active site where fans contribute as well. If you'd like to share some memories, stories, reviews, photos from shows you've been to, I'd love to put them right up in the 'fans' section. Please email me anything your Charlotte lovin' heart wants to see here as well as feedback; I'd love to hear from you! Here comes the addy: jules[at]darkest-limits.com

Thanks for visiting and keep your eyes peeled right here for updates to darkest-limits.com//The Definitive Charlotte Martin Fan Site. Enjoy!
























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