Gig: Eddie Martin – Goin’ Up The Country at Worthenbury Village Hall: Saturday, 28th March
Posted on: Saturday, Mar 21, 2015
EDDIE MARTIN – SOLO SHOW
Eddie Martin has been at the forefront of the UK blues scene for 25 years playing at all of the major venues and festivals of the UK and Europe and he is one of only a few British musicians to have toured the USA. Indeed, he had a residency on Beale Street in Memphis and played regularly at the juke joints in Clarksdale in Mississippi.
He appears either with his big band, a power trio or a finger pickin’, slide guitar and harp one man band and it is in this latter format that he will be appearing in Worthenbury promoting his latest and 12th cd.
His press plaudits are many but the following two sum up this super musician:-
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.
The biggest circulation blues magazine in the world, Blues Revue, concurred: “One of the UK’s best, whether solo/acoustic or loud/electric, he’s a master of both..,years of experience separate him from pretenders. An exceptional guitarist he’s also been gifted with a most expressive blues voice.
His greatest skill, however is his slide-playing. Add to that standalone harp skills and Mr. Martin’s ability to coin a phrase and build a song, distinguishes him from others. Songs like the haunting “Kind Lady Moon” underline his storyteller abilities..completing the spell with his guitar mastery.”
Goin’ Up the Country, Worthenbury Village Hall, LL13 0AL
Saturday, 28th March – £12
Tel: 01948 770215
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