Saturday, March 21 at 7:30PM
Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night after night.
He is gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics and has a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances.
Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerizing live performer and stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, he’s a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”
In addition to his 5 top 50 UK hits, the importance of his work has been recognized by programs such as BBC Radio 2’s prime time series on Singer/Songwriters. Social justice has an essential presence throughout his music, which has been recognized with various humanitarian awards and plaudits.
Concerned with making music that is relevant and vital to his audience, he engages with challenging narratives tackling the complexity of the human condition, underpinned with a promise of hope. In his own words “Really what I do is to try and write songs that might step up and make some sense of a moment in time. A good song makes you feel like you’re not alone in the world.”
Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. It’s a road he’s been travelling for most of his life and, as he often tells his audience, ‘you keep turning up and so will I.’
Here is as video of Martyn Joseph performing his song about refugees The Good In Me Is Dead.
Born in Heidelberg, Germany, but living in the United States since she was 13, Antje Duvekot is one of the brightest singer-songwriters to rise out of Boston’s acoustic music scene. She has won the triple crown of songwriting awards: Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition (2000), the prestigious Kerrville Festival Best New Folk Award (2006), and a Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act (2006). Her song Merry Go Round was featured in a national TV advertising campaign for Bank of America in 2007 and was played during the Super Bowl. Antje has worked and traveled with Martyn Joseph on social justice projects, and she has appeared at Old Sloop Coffeehouse three times before. She will return to Old Sloop Coffeehouse in June to headline her own concert.
Here is a video of Antje Duvekot performing her song Long Way.