Depending on which story you believe, a couple of years ago Martin Dory either ran his television through with a floor lamp, dumped it into his bathtub, or simply unplugged the thing. Released from it's grip, Martin entered into an unparalleled (for Martin) creative period which culminated in The Vanishing Act, 10 songs about love and not love. 'Singer-songwriter Martin Dory is just plain good, an Americana troubadour whose simple, honest songs cut through the folk pop wasteland with surprising ease. His debut album, Vanishing Act, was picked up by over 100 radio stations across the US, and it's easy to see why - it's filled with bittersweet lyrics sung in a clear voice, uncluttered by overproduction and bells and whistles.' -Glen Starkey, SLO New Times 'For [those] who happen to love the tremulous, twinkling sound of wildly veering vibrato crashing up against lazy accordion and acoustic guitar, Dory is the act for you, displaying a Smiths-ish heart on the sprightly Second Man and slicing up some bleak C&W on Holes.' -Kimberly Chun, SF Bay Guardian 'Listen half-heartedly to this straightforward folk-rock album and the impact may be minimal. Give it full attention, and a surprisingly mature debut is revealed.' -Jason Albino, Performer Mag.