Thanks so much to the good folks in Union WA for treating Anna and I so nice. It was a great way to start the new year.
Jeffrey Martin, Anna Tivel, and Lara Ruggles share an epic night of songwriting at Denver's esteemed STRINGS AND WOOD series Aug 13th. Show is from 8 - 11. Follow the link below for all the necessaries:
Oregon, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado folks get ready!
Here is an official list of March and April shows for Jeffrey. Oregon, Washington, California.
Mar 4 - Portland OR/ Alberta Street Pub with Connor Garvey
Mar 15 - Eugene OR/ Sam Bonds Garage supportingCaroline Bauer's CD release!
Mar 20 - Bellingham WA/ Green Frog with CourtneyMarie Andrews
Mar 21 - Forks WA/ House Concert
Mar 22- Seattle WA/ at the Phinney Sandbox w/ Courtney Marie Andrews
Mar 23 - Roseburg OR/ House Concert
Mar 24 - Walla Walla WA/ House Concert
Mar 25 - Pendleton OR/ The Great Pacific
Mar 27 - Portland OR/ Dantes with The Last Bison
Mar 29 - Portland OR/ Alberta St. Pub with Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer, and Anna Tivel (Special early evening show)
April 17 - Portland OR/ Secret Society Opening for Hip Hatchet's CD Release!
April 24 - Claremont CA/ Kohoutek Music & Arts Festival Free to Public!
April 25 - Los Angeles CA/ Hotel Cafe supporting Freddy and Francine
Follow this link to FLUFF AND GRAVY RECORDS and pre-order now. All vinyl comes with a free download card of the mp3 version of the album as well! It's a two-fer.
Some good friends of mine in Portland who go by the name if Windus just released an incredible EP. Their first. But it's too good to be their first. Please listen and support and catch them live when you can.
Check out Jeffrey Martin at his album release show Saturday Aug 30th at Alberta Street Pub in Portland. Martin will be joined by esteemed fellow songwriters Hip Hatchet and Vikesh Kapoor.
PORTLAND MERCURY on the title track from the new album: "It's Martin's voice and words that drive this one home, with lines like "A man is only a man until he isn't." This one sticks with you."
ALSO Sisters Folk Festival has invited Jeffrey back to perform two days at the festival. Catch him Saturday and Sunday on various stages (consult the trusty guide.) Festival runs September 5th, 6th, and 7th.
Thanks so much to the ears over at The Bluegrass Situation! They chose to feature "Coal Fire" from the new Jeffrey Martin album, Dogs in the Daylight, as their song of the week. Check it out the write up here:
Jeffrey Martin has teamed up with beloved Portland label Fluff and Gravy Records to record and release a new album due out in mid August. This is an ambitious, 15 track album, and Jeffrey brought in some of the finest musicians on the west coast to join him (Anna Tivel on fiddle, Sam Howard on bass, Kai Welch on trumpet, and Jody Redifer on drums.) The official Portland release show will be at the Alberta Street Pub on August 30th.
Jeffrey Martin has joined the greatest little record label there ever was, Fluff and Gravy Records. He is releasing a new album with them in August, entitled Dogs in the Daylight. Fluff and Gravy is made up of John Shepski and Chad Lanning. They remember back to their childhoods when they bought records based on the labels they trusted. They took chances on artists they had never heard of because they trusted the integrity of the labels behind them. It's their dream to return that same trust to folks today. Jeffrey recorded his entire album in their in-house studio (which is packed full of some of the coolest analog equipment ever.)
Chuck Johnson is a photographer and film maker who lives in northern California. He started a series of music videos for musicians touring through Arcata/Eureka called The Humboldt Live Sessions where he seeks out new secret locations for each video. Everything is filmed and recorded live, in a single take. It's purity of song, performance, and video. Check out all of Chuck's stuff here: http://www.youtube.com/user/redheadfreakin
Jeffrey was invited to perform at the Kerrville New Folk contest this year. It's a huge honor and he's humbled to have been invited to join such a long-running and prestigious songwriting event.