Blues Guitar Night Sat May 14th with World Class Musicians Eddie Martin Trio
Saturday 14th May. Tickets £12 online £14 on the door. Over 65 and students £10 online £12 on the door.
This amazing line-up of blues guitarist, musicians, songwriters and singers bring the whole spectrum of the blues guitar and blue music to life in Taunton on Saturday 14th May and an excellent price for hearing from one of the UK’s top well-seasoned bands/artists from the blues music genre.
We are very excited to have
- Eddie Martin Trio
Licensed bar available.
Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment or refusal on the door.
About Eddie Martin Trio
“The stuff of legend” Guitarist Magazine
“with house-rocking slide and Buddy- Guy-like pyrotechnics..he is among the UK’s most respected blues musicians....” The Times
“One of the UK’s best, whether solo/acoustic or loud/electric, he’s a master of both” Penguin Eggs, Canada
Singer song-writer, multi instrumentalist, One-Man-Band, Big Band, Band leader, composer, producer and arranger, Eddie Martin is amongst the most versatile, creative and just plain hard-working musicians around. He is as likely to be found playing or recording solo, or fronting his trio, as he is as band leader to his Big Blues Band. or, most recently, his “World Blues Orchestra“ Big Red Radio.
His determination to remain his own master, releasing on his own label (Blueblood Records), may have kept his name below the radar for many. But the accolades he has amassed are plenty.
This is “How Can This Be” – the first song video from Eddie’s new band project from Italy called Big Red Radio:
With 14 rave-reviewed album/DVD releases and constant globe-trotting since turning professional in 1995, London-born Eddie Martin has been called “The Ambassador of British Blues“. Blues Act of the Year 2011 winner, he has been Nominated Best UK Blues Guitarist, Best Harmonica Player, Best Band, Best Acoustic Artist and Best Blues Album release many times, and his songs have made it onto TV and film soundtracks. He is frequently broadcast on international radio, has performed many times on TV and recorded 3 sessions for BBC Radio 2, including at the famous Maida Vale Studios.
2015 saw him releasing “Live in Tuscany” with a new Anglo-Italian project Big Red Radio which has been described as “one of the best blues albums of the decade“. In 2014 he released his “Best-of” compilation album, “Blues Took Me By The Hand” celebrating 25 years of recordings. This went straight in at No1 of the Airplay Direct download charts staying there for over a month.
Born in London, Eddie was writing and performing songs in his early teens with Classic Rock and Singer songwriters like Dylan as key influences until he first heard Freddie King and Robert Johnson. Realising its role as the foundation stone of Western popular music, he immersed himself in studying the Afro-American music heritage from then on. He has kept up a world-wide touring schedule for 25 years. For two years he played the US “chitlin circuit” from a base in Texas, and has had one-man band residencies on Beale St in Memphis and in the Jook Joints of Clarksdale, Mississippi.
His Electric and Slide guitar-playing has seen his recordings commended by the Guitar Press all over, receiving “excellent” tags from Guitar, Guitarist in the UK, Vintage Guitar USA, and Guitar and Bass in Germany. But he is also widely regarded as a top harmonica player. Listed one of the world’s excellent contemporary players on the Modern Blues Harmonica website, he was lauded as an Innovator for his rack-harmonica skills by the World Harmonica Festival in Germany where he performed solo, held a Masterclass and co-judged the World Blues Harmonica Competition.
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