Martha Reeves will celebrate 60 years of Motown at Cork Jazz Festival
Wed, 23 Oct, 2019
A living, breathing connection to musical and American societal history, Martha Reeves’ voice is imprinted all over Motown’s canon of soul stompers and pop hits, with everything from ‘Dancing in the Street’ to ‘Nowhere to Run’ bearing her vocals, leading the now-legendary Vandellas vocal trio. At 78 years of age, she’s as active as ever, and this year’s Cork Jazz Festival finds her celebrating 60 years of Motown at City Hall. Mike McGrath-Bryan talks with a living legend.