Jeff Martin 2020

Jeff Martin – Set In Stone

CANADIAN musician, Jeff Martin, today announced an extensive national tour of Australia stopping in at Tanks Arts Centre in May, to celebrate the release of his new single, Set in Stone.

Kicking off in March, the 27-date tour will see The Tea Party frontman taking in some of his favourite live music rooms across the land, and creating some new stomping grounds along the way.

Promising to be a new live experience, the tour will feature songs from Jeff’s upcoming solo release, including single Set in Stone, as well as crowd favourites for good measure.

Set in Stone is being described as a deep, dark and dirty blues jam that borders on a religious experience, and features some extraordinary musicians, including drummer/percussionist Terepai Richmond (D.I.G, John Butler Trio), vocalist Lisa Hunt, and Jamie Ashforth on harmonica.

Martin reflects on the shift to his new blues sound, citing a return to the style of music that he was first inspired by.

“When I first picked up the guitar at 7 years old, even at that young age, I was drawn to the blues,” Martin says.

“My father always had blues music playing in the house, artists such as Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, Howling Wolf, just to name a few. When I started writing Set In Stone last year I found myself revisiting some of my earliest blues influences.”

The new single marks a maturity in both Martin’s sound as well as his inner disposition as a musician, who first came to fame with the popular Canadian group, The Tea Party.

“The story behind the lyrics of Set In Stone is about the eternal battle between the light and dark side of our psyche,” Martin says.

“It’s that battle that continues to fuel my poetic fire. To understand and respect both sides, for me, makes me feel complete as an artist.”

Jeff Martin plays Tanks Arts Centre on Friday 8 May. Tickets available through Ticketlink

Photo – Adrienne Jones

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