CRITICALLY acclaimed singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph is performing at the Library Theatre, Birmingham on Saturday November 8 at 7.30pm.
Few singer-songwriters have the hammer blow 'once seen, never forgotten' effect of this colossally talented and charismatic Welshman - one of acoustic music's brightest stars.
Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other - his diverse album Vegas deserving every one of its 4 stars in a recent MOJO review. A mean guitar player with a powerful voice, Bob Harris has praised the "outstanding lyrical intelligence" of his songs which can range from rock to blues, jazz and even, according to one critic, 'funk folk'!
He darts chameleon-like between mighty and meek songs, railing against the broken promise playground of global leaders, holding tight to anti war anthems and then 'disarming' for unexpectedly fragile love songs.
Following on from a major US tour with Ani DiFranco and a busy summer of festivals here and in North America, Joseph embarks on this latest UK tour showcasing a new album - amazingly his 30th.
It traces the organic morphing of some of his best loved songs -the Kosovo lament The Good in Me is Dead, the fervent Proud Valley Boy of his roots and the exquisite Have An Angel Walk With Her - songs that have taken on a life of their own, delivered with ever more passion, sometimes barely recognisable now from their original format but all part of the constantly evolving musical journey of a man who never fails to deliver.
"Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility" according to Time Out magazine. The influential Q magazine described Martyn as having "A depth, resonance and emotional punch which belies comparison".
Martyn Joseph appears at the Library Theatre, Paradise Place, Birmingham, (near the Central Library) on Saturday November 8 at 7.30pm.
Tickets are available from:
www.wegottickets.com, www.wolves civic.co.uk or by calling 0870 3207000.