JOHN MARTYN was born in Glasgow in 1948, though never a great commercial success, John Martyn's eccentric brand of folk, elliptical songwriting, intimately bluesy singing, jazz flavoured music, has held steady appeal for critics and artists. Producing over 19 albums, John Martyn has proved himself a man of exceptional talent. He appeared in Galway on Friday, March 7th playing in Leisureland, beginning at 9.45 p.m. John Martyn played until 11.35.
The people who came to see John Martyn play in the Castle last Friday night were ready for anything - when you listen to this man's music you have to be.
Welcome Return to John Martyn
John Martyn makes a welcome return to the Castle tomorrow night at 8.30 and if his last performance here in October '83 is anything to go by this should be a most enjoyable gig.
John Martyn played a very relaxed and entertaining gig at the Castle on Saturday night.
John Martyn makes one of his rare solo concert appearances at the Castle, Salthill, on Saturday 15th, at 9 p.m. His last appearance here was at the ill fated Lisdoonvarna Festival.
John Martyn at the Stadium
Bonnie wee John Martyn was back in town on Wednesday night to play his heart out to his favourite audience.
A PICTURE postcard of John Martyn for beginners: Bearded (but then, so is one of Heaven 17; Scottish (but so are Altered Images); Over 30 (but so is David Bowie); A background in jazz (in such style conscious days this can be nothing but a boon).
The Mighty Martyn
A new album by John Martyn has become a rare enough event these past few years. Too rare, his admirers will say, because Martyn is one of the great figures of modern music, a man of mighty skills, powerful vision and an uncompromising commitment to doing things his way.
The Bottom Line:
Only album John has produced for another artist.
Recorded and mixed at Keystone Studios, Dublin; engineered by Andrew Boland assisted by John Grimes.
"Special thanks to John Dunford, Gerry Harford, Caragh Coote, Clive and Chris."
The Bottom Line:
Single from Scullion's Balance And Control album, produced by John.