Mystery Man

Alastair Mabbott
The List #240

As John Martyn plays in Scotland for the first time in, ooh, too long, Alastair Mabbott looks back over the history of this musical alchemist.

Grave Martyn

La Stampa



Salta il concerto per un infarto

Il secondo appuntamento della stagione al «Folk Club» in via Perrone è saltato all'ultimo momento. Sabato 8 ottobre, era infatti atteso John Martyn, il fuoriclasse inglese. Ma martedì scorso è stato colpito da infarto. Sembra non sia grave, ma per ora è ricoverato all'ospedale di Birmingham e ne avrà per chissà quanto. Il fatto è che, insieme alla data torinese, sono saltati la bellezza di quaranta concerti già fissati in tutta Europa.

Grace and Danger

Paul Tingen
The Guitar Magazine Vol 4 #7

Don't call it folk! John Martyn is 46, but he's not too old to kick up a stink if you dare lump him in with the finger-in-ear brigade. Paul Tingen dons his profanity-proof sou'ester to meet Britain's most eccentric and unique guitar stylist.

John Martyn [Oor: Een lied in het donker]

René Megens
Oor #25/26

John Martyn is een groot...

... liedjesschrijver en een nog groter zanger. De Schot is echter ook een wispelturig man, die tijdens zijn recente Nederlandse toer de mensen in zijn omgeving tot wanhoop dreef. Zijn bijna vijfentwintigjarige carrière, met onsterfelijke albums als Solid Air en One World, leverde hem geen fortuin op, maar hij kan redelijk van de muziek leven.

John Martyn


Net als landgenoot Richard Thompson kan de Brit John Martyn bogen op een kwart eeuw ervaring in folk- en popkringen. Vanaf dinsdag Amsterdam (Paradiso), Den Haag (Paard, 30/10), Tilburg (Noorderligt, 31/10), Apeldoorn (Gigant, 2/11) en Utrecht (Tivoli, 3/11).

Very short announcement published in Trouw of Thursday 24 October 1991. One day later De Volkskrant made a similar but shorter announcement.

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John Martyn [unknown]

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John Martyn is one of Britain's best-loved troubadours. A pioneering folk singer during the sixties, his musical style has constantly changed over the years, breaking down the boundaries between reggae, jazz and pop.

He also has some of the itchiest feet in rock - John spends several months of each year on the road. He recently played more than 100 shows in Europe with hardly a night off.

Ferry Folk

Tom Lappin
The List #142

In the past, Scottish folk programmes seemed almost to be made exclusively to plug gaps in the schedules, when the rest of Britain would be watching something infinitely more exciting.


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