Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other: Shades of Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be - but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives delivering his "songs of lyrical intelligence" according to BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris.

December 7, 2007 8:44 am

Final push of 07

Am crossing the channel between Dover and Dunkerque to start dates in Belgium and Holland tomorrow. I normally fly out but thought it would be good to take the scenic route for a change. The UK shows ended in Worcester last week and was one of the most enjoyable tours I have undertaken. It’s just been a lot of fun mixing up the nights with different line-ups and the music is very up as have been the crowds. There are too many highlights to mention but standout shows for me were Leicester, Milton Keynes, Southampton, Basingstoke, Windermere and Cardiff.

think the Cardiff show at The Point was the best ever in my hometown, which is always a night I approach riddled with self-doubt. I guess there are so many folk I know at the show and you just want it to go as well as all the other hundreds of nights you play during the year. This time it all felt right and we got to the place where I can let go pretty quickly. By that I mean being in a zone where you are capable of creating something unique without restriction or thought to anything other than the passing on of the music. I think have at last found the right venue to play in Cardiff. Yeh, it’s been a great tour and now for the last push of 07 in the land of beer and chocolate.

Have been in touch regularly with Steve K. Troubled days for him and the family but many hearts and good thoughts are travelling far. This too shall pass my friend. He laughed on the phone today, which was good to hear.

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