Big thanks to the fellas at EAR TO THE GROUND for the great interview and write up. It’s a real pleasure to do a sit down with folks who ask such great questions.
The Bluegrass Situation on Jeffrey's song Coal Fire: JEFFREY MARTIN EULOGIZES A PENNSYLVANIA GHOST TOWN WITH 'COAL FIRE'
PORTLAND MERCURY: "Jeffrey Martin's music is not widely known, which is a shame, because he might be the best songwriter in Portland. With lyrics that read like Raymond Carver stories and a voice that's one breath away from breaking completely apart, Martin's songs are beautiful, sparse, and utterly devastating. . . . If there is any justice in the world, Martin's music will soon reach a wider audience and inflict devastation on a much larger scale. " -Santi Elijah Holley
THE EXAMINER, Dogs in the Daylight Review
Review for the new album, Dogs in the Daylight, from The Eugene Daily News
BUCKET FULL OF NAILS Video Premier
Song Premiere from the new album on GLIDE MAGAZINE . COM
“Jeffrey Martin can write a heavy-hitter and sing it too. He’s good backstage company, and a solid bet for any club in the country…”
- Jeffrey Foucault
“He’s an incredibly rare find among today’s glut of singer-songwriters: a songwriter whose songs are immediately affecting. These are the kind of songs that can change you.”
— Devon Leger
No Depression / Hearth Music Feature (By Devon Leger)
Register Guard Feature, Eugene, OR
“Jeff Martin was my favorite Northwest discovery last year! His fluid, expressive vocal style fits perfectly with this unique balance of universal insight and personal experiences in songs. Jeff already deserves to be mentioned in the upper tier of national songwriters.”
— Mike Meyer, KRVM-fm, Hope Chest Productions
“The naked emotion captured in his songs accompanied by only the six-strings he plays, puts the listener between this man’s ears and heart. Hearing his songs is a lot like getting a musically guided tour inside the thoughts of a man who is trying to make sense of the world around him. Martin’s songs are easy to listen to and linger over.
— Nancy Glass, Eugene Daily News
“Jeff’s CD Gold on the Water is full of soul and stunning poetry and he puts it all out there with a voice like finely aged whiskey and a touch of honey. Stellar songwriting combined with first-rate guitar work make him a voice that stands out in the crowd. I say drop what you are doing, put his CD in the CD player and go lie on the couch. You’ll be delighted that you did.”
— Karen Olch, KRVM-fm, Acoustic Junction