John Martyn's family are very proud of him. And to show that they are, they travel great distances to see him when he does big concerts like the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.
JOE BOYD has been responsible for bringing to our attention a number of brilliant musicians. People don't talk much about 'discovering' artists these days, but that's what Boyd did for the Incredible String Band and Fairport Convention. His latest venture has been to produce the first album by John and Beverley Martyn, Stormbringer!, a record which has been hailed by the discerning as one of the best to emerge this year.
ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY Folk Club, who last week brought to the Union a number of top- class performers in different branches of folk music and, according to Treasurer Neil Cameron, may even have made a slight profit on them, are to continue the good work this term.
Big night for the Blues
A rave is in store for Glasgow's folk and blues fans in the Woodside Halls tomorrow night. The star of the show, titled BLUES FOLK, is John Martyn, a young Glasgow singer-composer whose songs have made a big impact on the national folk scene. Many well-known performers including Julie Felix are considering John's songs as possible recording material.