Live Music: Joe Martin & Band – Empty Passenger Seat tour
April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pmFrom £15
Joe Martin embarks on his UK tour to promote his debut album ‘Empty Passenger Seat’, a project that has been years in the making. Billed as a night of ‘New wave Americana, with stories and songs that will move the deepest parts of your soul’. Over the years, Joe has been bringing his vision of American Country/Folk to audiences all over the UK and Europe, this time he will be touring with his band, and will deliver a show not to be missed!
Joe explains; ‘I’ve been sat on these songs for a long time, but wanted to wait until I had the right collection of songs that would work together as an album. Empty Passenger Seat, written on tour at the end of 2021, was the song that tied the album and concept together. Being on the road, missing home, dreaming of what the future holds and what lies beyond the horizon that you’re travelling towards.’
Joe Martin writes with a quality of empathy beyond his years. His descriptive lyrics capture stories of people and encounters picked up on the road. These tales of friends and strangers blend seamlessly with Joe’s own experiences into masterfully crafted songs that paint a picture with every verse, and the magic of his live performance lies is in his ability to connect a room of people of all ages through his lucid and powerful lyrical style. He is deservedly gaining attention on both sides of the Atlantic seeing him play shows around the UK, Europe and legendary venues in Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up listening to the greats and has been influenced by artists from James Taylor and Bob Dylan to more recent artists such as Jason Isbell and Kacey Musgraves which is evident in his sound and lyrical style.
Joe is also currently producing a studio album with legendary musicians working with the likes of Steve Cropper, Graham Gouldman, Ralph McTell, Snake Davis, Mark Brzezicki and Bruce Foxton to name a few, as part of the project ‘A World United In Music’.
“The night I was at the Bluebird, a young Englishman with a rich voice named Joe Martin seemed primed for bigger things” – Jeremy Egner, New York Times