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Marty Zylstra and the CANADAs

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Marty Zylstra has a unique Canadian perspective. Growing up as a preachers son across rural Canada from northern British Columbia to the prairies and Northern Ontario and back set a scene for a future music path that is as wide and all-encompassing as this country is vast. Marty learned to sing from old time gospel hymns and with influences strongly entrenched in early 60s Beatles and the myth and legend of John Lennon to 1970s Tom Petty & the eclectic nature of David Bowie to modern Canadian heroes Sam Roberts and Sloan to the pop rock British invasion of the 90s and back again.

After grinding it out regionally in local Vancouver power pop band Sweetheart for the last number of years, Marty decided that it was time to stretch his legs and create something that spoke more directly to his youth and heart. A monumental and life altering short vacation to Memphis in 2012 
on Elvis Presleys birthday baptized Martys soul in rock and roll in the way only the birthplace of rock and roll could. Rejuvenated and invigorated upon his return to Vancouver, he started work on the seeds of new songs and ideas that have now come to fruition in this new recording. Carl Davis (the 
Left, the Pompadoors) produced this new three song EP in an old school and almost Nashville style studio session where the songs were finished on the studio floor with only the best Vancouver based studio musicians. 

Mixed by Mr. Davis and mastered by Sean McGee (the Beatles, John Lennon) at Abbey Road Studios this initial offering shows three sides of Martys personality which includes an affinity for British culture, lyrical themes of a vision of past life lessons and future domestic bliss, and a sheer twisted humour. Throughout 2014 each song will be released individually through digital channels and will include a new piece of visual media: one of video, print, or clothing. Local and regional shows will follow in 2014 and hinging on a loose plan to grow a grassroots following by starting small but 
thinking big, will likely continue to write new material and record with as many of his friends as possible over the next year and release numerous eclectic recordings.

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