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.

August 7, 2007 9:19 am

Time to let go

Well it’s finished, that is to say it will be released. Albums are never finished. When I got back from Canada I spent 7 straight days, apart from escaping to London for the Bob Harris show session, in the same room with the occasional cornflake being slipped under the door. Well, that’s what it felt like.

There wasn’t a lot of sleep as the deadline was there and it just had to get done. Five in the morning is a strange time to leave a room and go home. After a few nights you begin to feel like you are on another planet. It fell into place in the end, though there were moments when Vegas didn’t want to be built. I would like to work on it for another few years but who is to say it would be any better than it currently stands. I think it’s good work, we shall see. It needs folk to walk her streets now.The artwork is chosen and will be sent off tomorrow and that’s it. Tour dates are in place. There are moments when you listen and you really think everything is wrong. But that’s self-doubt, it can be a healthy thing and it’s much better (I think) than the alternative. Time to let go.

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