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.

November 24, 2008 4:27 pm

New Map

This is my heart. The road can be hard but it’s a love affair. These shows have been some of the most enjoyable of my life and it’s a blessing to have an audience to share it all with. The toughness of issues, life and love is all there, but I think these gigs are life affirming and a good night out thrown in.

That could be seen as a new twist and it’s the way it’s going to stay. I remember watching AniDiFranco’s audience on the summer tour and thinking how happy they all looked as they watched her play. I wanted that for the tangled souls that came out on cold nights to here the music this time. I think that’s happening and even after 25 years on the road I feel I found a new map and can’t wait to see what’s around the corner. ‘My fingers are sore and my voice is too’ Ani wrote, but it’s all new and evolving and it’s worth hurting a little for. Nineteen shows played on this tour, nine left in 08. It’s all a little blurred but I know it’s been a good year.

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