Lots of your mellower folkies from the '60s have lately evolved into a cool jazz style; the mixed bag Richie Havens used to grab all for himself.
Clapton's greatness shines
The show was opened by John Martyn, veteran Scottish guitarist who's a favorite of British musicians and practically unknown otherwise.
Martyn is a contemporary singer/ songwriter/ guitarist, originally from Glasgow, Scotland, whose music is not easily categorized for it ranges from seemingly improvised instrumental effects and jazzy vocal phrasing to energetic rock and roll.
In a world where favorite musical styles are used by hundreds of performers, John Martyn stands out as unique.
I once saw a girl absolutely cream some poor bastard with a John Martyn record. He'd whispered some lewd suggestion in her ear and she just whipped around and gave him a tremendous shot in the temple with a copy of So Far So Good.
John Martyn's latest album, So Far So Good, is an up-and-coming winner says WRPL (1540-AM) disc jockey Bruce Plaskoff.
Pop 'n Roll
John Martyn has been described as a 'Celtic folkie', a phrase that sums up what he's about quite nicely.
He's a real guitar gypsy
Dressed in a black vest and blue shirt, a small gold earring shining through his wet, curly hair, Martyn is a convincing acoustic guitar gypsy.
John Martyn's one-man band
In concert with Mose Allison Thursday night at the Jazz Workshop. Allison only continuing through Sunday.
There must be something in the water of the British Isles. Or at least there has to be something special that makes the British so able