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.

January 25, 2007 10:25 am

Here we go..

It’s all about to go nuts again. Time seems to have flown by since I finished the Show Of Hands Tour and went in for the hip surgery. My recovery I’m told is very good and I’m on track, though I need to make sure I don’t overdo things..hmm. Depends what they mean by overdoing. I have been in the studio the past few weeks.

The album I was producing for Bill Taylor Beales is finished and it sounds, well, pretty damn fine! I’m not sure what the plan is in terms of releasing it, but will let you know when Bill gets it out there. It really is worth a listen with some fine songs in a Leonard Cohn style. I also finished mixing a live album. We are going to release last years Greenbelt gig as a full album. It will be ready for the tour in March and snappily titled MJGB06. It will in fact be the first live concert release as a full album on Pipe Records. All the live stuff released on CD has been on the compilation `Dont talk About Love`. It really does capture things well and there is a grit and edge to it all that I`m happy with. Those of you who were there will wonder if that song is will have to wait to find out! Tomorrow I fly to Scotland to play at Celtic Connections which is a festival I have heard so much about but have never played. From there we fly to Calgary to begin five weeks of touring across Canada and the USA. Time has just flown by. George Bush asked for another chance on Iraq this week…er, no. At least, not if the majority of human on the planet could have their way, but he wont be listening to them.

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