Jen and Rob Slocumb have been performing as Martha's Trouble for a couple of decades. Their original music defies easy categorization but uses elements from folk, americana, contemporary country and alternative rock. They have an international fan base and 12 studio recordings to their credit. They perform throughout the United States, Canada & Europe in various capacities including music venues, house concerts, festivals, & private events. Their music is licensed to Film, TV & Made For TV Movies. In 2017 Rob & Jen opened their studio, The Sound Wall, in Downtown Opelika, Alabama, where they record & produce artist friends.
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Jen & Rob Slocumb met over 20 years ago with a twist of fate inside a Houston, Texas, coffee shop where Jen worked booking bands. What started as a simple bond over music grew into much more and began a life on the road. Two children, a house in Auburn, AL and a few dogs later, they’re still living their musical dream. While building their family, they have continued to write and play music, producing a dozen albums and touring around the USA, Canada and Europe. And their work has not gone unnoticed. Some of the most influential and well-respected music critics have paid tribute to the duo.
They have been listed and featured in Billboard Magazine, USA Today, AOL Music, XM Satellite Radio and Performing Songwriter. Their songs have received multiple awards, including Best Americana Album of the Year by Just Plain Folk Awards, their Christmas Lights recording was selected as one of USA Today’s Top Holiday Albums, their cover of Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now was selected as one of Billboard Magazine’s Top 10 Cover Songs, and their recordings have been featured in several made-for-TV movies.
Behind the name
The name Martha’s Trouble comes from a story in the Bible about two sisters, Martha and Mary. Jesus came to see them one day. Martha was running around, trying to clean up and prepare food while Mary was hanging out at Jesus’ feet. The story says Martha was “troubled” because Mary wasn’t helping. The story, the duo says, is a reminder to stop and smell the roses, the idea of keeping an eye on the bigger picture and the important things in life.