Saturday, 18 March 2017

Joe Martin releases debut EP following supports with The Shires & Ward Thomas

JOE MARTIN
Small World EP
Released 1st May 2017
Country/America from the UK

Fresh from a whirlwind trip to music city Nashville, Tennessee, collaborating with hit songwriter Jill Colucci and experiencing country music's roots first hand, Joe Martin announces the release of his debut EP SMALL WORLD, out 1st May, affirming him as the one to watch in the blooming Country & Americana UK music scene.

Releasing his debut solo EP at Nashville's pre-eminent Bluebird Cafe, Joe Martin is set to win over audiences on both sides of the Atlantic with his Americana/Country-tinged five track EP 'Small World'. 
The effortlessly organic EP encompasses the perfect mixture of fact and fiction from Joe's own experiences of west-coast America as well as the reveries of places he has yet to visit.

Martin allows his warm vocals and honest lyrics to shine, becoming the focal point of his artistry and songwriting. Adding double bass and pedal steel guitar to create a subtle, yet welcomed sonic soundscape, the songsmith weaves waves of warmth and melancholy to craft his unique blend of poetic and musical imagery. ‘Small World’ is bound to strike the right chord with listeners both at home and stateside.

Between charming his way back stage to the VIP lounge at music festivals to rub shoulders with his idols, Joe Martin has recently recorded at Nashville's Sound Emporium Studio which over the years has hosted Country music royalty from the likes of Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris to more recently the cast of America's hit TV show Nashville.

The rapid rise of Joe Martin has caught the attention of BBC2 Country music talisman Bob Harris, who has spun Martin's song 'The You You're Gonna Be', written in collaboration with Luke Yates and Kailey Swanson. Martin, with his band, has previously supported Country duos The Shires and Ward Thomas as part of their UK tours. With appearances at Country to Country, The Great British Folk Festival, High and Lonesome Festival and Underneath the Stars Festival, it’s clear to see why the UK should claim ownership over the future Country music icon before the Americans pinch him for themselves.

Joe will be releasing ‘Small World’ as a PAYF (pay as you feel) release through his Bandcamp page, where fans can download the EP for free or make a small donation. ‘Small World’ will also be available to download or stream from all other online music platforms.

Watch the video for the captivating “Silent Vow” taken from “Small World”, here:



Joe Martin will play a selection of dates in May & June with UK Country/Folk favourites Lisbee Stainton and Emma Stevens:

Mon May 22, 2017 - Komedia, Brighton (44-47 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN) supporting Lisbee Stainton
Tues May 23, 2017 - The Slaughtered Lamb, London (34 - 35 Great Sutton St. Clerkenwell EC1V 0DX) supporting Lisbee Stainton
Fri June 9, 2017 - Castle Hotel, Manchester (66 Oldham Street, M4 1LE) supporting Emma Stevens
Sat June 10, 2017 - The Arc, Stockton (Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1LL) supporting Emma Stevens

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