Joe Martin

Joe Martin

Sunday 21 April 2024
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre

Americana / Country

Book here now: £14 full price • £10 or £7 if you prefer – please pay what you can*

A return visit for Joe Martin, who did such a great set at last year’s Tinners Moon Festival.

Musically, Joe didn’t know what he was looking for until he found country music, and once he did, he never looked back… From singing along to James Taylor and Paul Simon as a child, Joe knew that he wanted to recreate that feeling for others with his own songs one day. Now, the comment he receives most from his live audience is; ‘your songs sound beyond your years’. His descriptive lyrics capture the stories of people and encounters picked up on the road. Tales of friends and strangers blend seamlessly with Joe’s own experiences into masterfully crafted songs that paint a picture with every verse and the magic of his live performance lies is in his ability to connect a room of people with the emotions of a life they have not lived.

The past few years have been an experience-rich journey helping Joe refine his song writing and storytelling craft. Playing the pre-eminent Bluebird Cafe in Nashville Tennessee was a profound moment for Joe, the feeling of coming full circle, after being inspired by the show Nashville on which the Bluebird was regularly featured. Meeting and taking advice from his song writing idol John Paul White of the Civil Wars a week before his Bluebird debut was also an inspirational moment.

In 2017 Joe released his debut EP ‘Small World’ to much acclaim, he then went on to released a suite of singles with the Champs of the much respected UK Americana band ‘Danny and the Champions of the World’. In 2021 Joe released his second EP ‘Bound For Lonesome’ a series of songs written on his 2018 trip to Nashville and recored with the renowned and much loved Chorlton Country Club. Joe has recently performed a country-wide tour to promote his debut album ‘Empty Passenger Seat’, which is out now on all streaming platforms!

<i>”Superb melodies accompanied by a fantastic voice and outstanding lyrics.”</i> – Fatea Magazine
<i>“A cut above the plethora of acoustic singer-songwriters. Joe Martin shows an abundance of promise”</i> – Americana UK
<i>”Joe Martin is an artist who knows who he wants to be and has a voice of his own, a rare original glimmer in a sea of Nashville wannabes”</i> – Six Shooter Country
<i>“With a voice not unlike an English Lyle Lovett and a fistful of country-textured tunes Joe Martin is an undoubted cut above most similar songsmiths.”</i> – God Is In The TV

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