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Showing posts with label Eddie Martin Band. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eddie Martin Band. Show all posts

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Early In The Morning - Eddie Martin Band

Born in London in the 60’s, Eddie Martin wrote his first songs aged 12 and, influenced by acoustic and rock singer-songwriters from both sides of the Atlantic, turned professional after being nominated for Best British Blues Guitarist, Band and Album between 1996 and 1998. Since then he has built a strong following as an acoustic artist and charismatic band leader, he has also recorded and performed with many greats from both sides of the Atlantic, including John Mayall, Peter Green, Buddy Guy, and Taj Mahal. His prolific recording and touring schedule takes him from his native UK all round the world to major events - first touring the USA to some acclaim in 1999. Recent years have for example, seen his big band headline the Colne International Rhythm and Blues Festival in the UK, his trio perform at the prestigious Cahors Blues Festival in France, and attend the World Harmonica Festival in Germany where he performed solo, held a harmonica masterclass and judged the world blues harmonica competition He continues to record numerous live and studio sessions for national radio programs (BBC Radio 2 in the UK). His songs have found their way to the finals of the International Songwriting Competition and to the song stable of Alligator Records. And his live performances have always attracted accolades. “The stuff of legend” said Guitarist Magazine this year,”a live act not to be missed” said Blues Revue USA. He will continue touring through 2007-8 with his powerful roots-rock trio and as a solo acoustic singer-songwriter/one-man-band to promote his 2 current releases on Blueblood Records, “Contrary Mary” and “Flowers to the Desert His acoustic style has developed into a percussive blend of traditional blues slide and fingerpicking styles with flamenco rasguerdo techniques. These he combines with rack harmonica playing and foot percussion in the style of the one-man-blues bands such as Duster Bennet, Joe Hill Louis and Dr Ross. On the electric, his forbears are clearly more robust and forceful: Freddy King, Albert King and Buddy Guy as, for example, “the Times” has noted. His guitar-playing alone has seen his cd work commended by the Guitar Press around Europe, receiving”excellent” tags from “Guitar” “Guitarist” in the UK and “Guitar and Bass” in Germany. Most strikingly innovative is the simultaneous rack harmonica and guitar style that he has developed and which caused the International Harmonica Federation to single him out as one of the innovators on the instrument at the World Harmonica Festival in Germany. A master songwriter, acoustic and electric guitarist, harmonica player and powerful singer, Eddie Martin has been described as “the most remarkable blues man of his generation” by Blues in Britain. If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, ”LIKE” ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorites band! - - -

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cherry Red - Eddie Martin Band

With 11 acclaimed cd releases,3 USA tours and constant globe-trotting since turning professional in 1995, London-born Martin has been booked and rebooked for many major roots festivals internationally including 3 WOMAD appearances, Bulldog Bash, Glastonbury, Colne and Burnley RnB, etc as well as Guitar and Harmonica Festivals around the world where he often holds masterclasses as well as performs.

Awarded Best Blues Act in the South West 2011, Nominated best UK Blues Guitarist,Best Harmonica Player, Best Band and Best Blues cd release many times, his songs have made it onto TV and film soundtracks and to the song stable of Alligator Records. He has been broadcast live on international radio and tv with 3 sessions for BBC Radio 2, including at the famous Maida Vale Studios. Not only is Martin as accomplished on acoustic as on electric guitar he also is an acknowledged international master on the harmonica.

Now touring internationally as a one man band to promote his 11th cd release "Folk and Blues", ("Superb" fROOTS, Brilliant" GUITARIST, "masterpiece" by Blues in Britain), and with his trio and Big Band to launch "Looking Forward Looking Back"(released 18th June 2012) featuring Pee Wee Ellis (ex James Brown) and the Little Big Horns (ex Mick Jagger).
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