The Caretakers released their debut album "Unfinished Thoughts (and other stories from the songwriter's den)" steeped in their deep-rooted advocacy of the social-political issues reflected in their 10 original songs. Unfinished Thoughts will help support War Child Canada with a portion of CD and online sales going to the organization. With folk music at their roots and the cultural grit of a working-class-city upbringing, The Caretakers emerged from the original hub of Canadian music-Hamilton, Ontario in 2007. Produced by Glen Marshall and Michael Keire (Feist, Apostle of Hustle, Dave Rave, Dark Mean, Bob Lanois, Bethany Yarrow) at Hamilton's Vibewrangler Studio, the album features an impressive "who's who" of renowned Hamilton music scene veterans-Carl Jennings, Tim Jennings, Ed Mitchell, Barry Mac, The Mississippi Kings, Jesse Lewis, Tom Wilson, and Mike Trebilcock. The Caretakers' primary songwriter is Martin, who over the course of his career has gone from freelance writer to corporate writer to songwriter. A PR/marketing professional and college/university instructor by trade, he became disillusioned with the corporate world and began feeling contempt for what he describes as the "less-than-ethical mainstream PR profession." "The Caretakers debut album captures the spirit of easy going indie folk-rock with a poignant message," says co-producer Michael Keire. "Unfinished Thoughts is fresh, offers up some diverse songwriting, and has groove and intrigue.' The Caretakers music speaks to your heart and mind. They are the real thing. Not packaged. Not young and shiny. Not about to be the subject of an 18-year-old's tweet any time soon. And that's probably what's so appealing about them.