MARTYN JOSEPH is pleased to announce that his newly recorded Sanctuary Acoustic album is now available to purchase as an MP3 download from the Pipe Records online shop. He writes…Having toured the Sanctuary album through over 60 shows since its release in October, and with many more to come, I feel like I know the songs inside out. They are good friends now. Many of you have been asking to hear an acoustic version of the album so here it is. These are not the original versions of the songs with the album backing mixed out. They are brand new recordings of the tunes, all one take, recorded at home with an intimate guitar and voice set up. Whilst touring the album I also wrote a new song called ‘Nye’ which obviously arrived too late to be included on Sanctuary, though I feel it somehow belongs there. So as a bonus track I have included a live version of that song recorded at the Colton Hall, Bristol in January in this collection.
Hope you enjoy.
The full album, with special bonus track “Nye : Song for the NHS (Live)”, is available now to download for £7 from https://www.martynjoseph.net/shop/
MARTYN JOSEPH has just finished mixing the third volume in his Live Bootleg series…with a double album of a show recorded in Hansbeke in Belgium last year, plus two bonus acoustic tracks featuring new versions of “Thunder and Rainbows” and “Still This Will Not Be”. The CD will be available in time for the UK tour starting at the end of October, and will also be available online from Martyn’s website www.martynjoseph.com
MARTYN JOSEPH’s fan club say that; Last year’s PipeFest was an amazing day…sold out weeks in advance and those who were lucky enough to be there said it was one of the best Festival days they had ever attended..so we’re now pleased to announce details of this year’s event for Saturday 20th September.
This, Martyn’s 7th event, will see him joined by his guests Willy Porter, Grace Petrie and Simon Weston OBE, a diverse and exciting line up for what promises to be another unforgettable day.
The event will be held at Lancaster University Chaplaincy Centre from 11am til 11pm and tickets are fully inclusive of all sessions, lunch, afternoon cakes, evening meal and coffee/tea with meals. There will be a cash bar available too.
We will be releasing details of the running order for the day nearer the time but all artists will be playing their own sets, along with taking part in workshops, discussions, a Songwriters Circle and much more.
Numbers will be strictly limited as in previous years to preserve the intimacy and special atmosphere that you tell us makes PipeFest a very unique day, so don’t miss out as we’re sure it will sell out again in advance. Tickets are available by phone from 01524 414043 or online from http://www.imageacoustic.com/index.php/pipefest2014/
Although its still over 3 months away, the very last handful of tickets are now available for MARTYN JOSEPH’s PipeFest on September 21st at Lancaster University….with his guests this year, multiple Folk Award winner Karine Polwart, fellow Welsh singer/songwriter and ex lead singer of The Storys, Steve Balsamo with Rosalie Deighton and Radio 4 broadcaster, poet and lyricist Stewart Henderson. Tickets are just £55 to include a whole day of events, along with a full buffet lunch, hot evening meal, afternoon cakes and hot drinks. Full details (including information about available overnight accommodation) can be found at www.imageacoustic.com/index.php/pipefest-2013/ Call 01524 414043 to book by phone.
MARTYN JOSEPH has released a new album on his Pipe Records. ‘Songs For The Coming Home’ has already received enthusiastic reviews with Mojo writing, “The Valleys-born singer revisits familiar themes (Springsteen-indebted Americana, suspended folk chords glistening beneath troubadour tales), his lyrical eloquence still inspired almost 30 years on from his debut”.