Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Albion Christmas Band - SOLD OUT

Tuesday 19th December 2017

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Ewan McLennan

Sunday 7th January 2018

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, Canterbury

Fraser Nimmo

Sunday 14th January 2018

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury

Miranda Sykes

Sunday 21st January 2018

The Fitzwalter Room, Goodnestone Park, Canterbury

Sarah McQuaid

Sunday 28th January 2018

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury

GIG DIARY

Martyn Joseph

Friday 6th December 2013

The Chapel, Canterbury Christ Church Uni


Doors 7.15pm 8pm start  
Tickets - in advance
£16 full price
£14 concessions  
£2 extra on the door  
Students £8 
Unreserved Seating



  
UNFORTUNATELY - DUE TO UNFORESEEN DIFFICULT PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES BALSAMO-DEIGHTON WON'T BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THIS TOUR.  WE ARE HOPING THAT SOMETHING CAN BE RE-ARRANGED FOR NEXT TIME. VERY SORRY ABOUT THIS, I WAS PERSONALLY VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS PERFORMANCE, AND WISH THEM WELL.

Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. Shades of Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be – but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives.

Martyn’s ability to transcend preconceptions about how one man and a guitar can sound is testament to his talent and stage presence. In fact, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there’s more than one musician on stage.The shows are intelligently constructed, Martyn presenting his audience with challenging narratives and with an intensity that hits with the power of a right hook. He tempers this with songs that comfort and speak to the soul. His great improvisation and immediate topicality lead to an organic fluidity that makes every show different. His comfortable rapport and conversation with his audiences, his sense of humour and his ability to make everyone feel at home lie right at the heart of the evenings success.

Juxtaposition is a key theme in Martyn’s work. The simplicity and the complexity of the human condition and all that it encompasses is underpinned with a heady promise of hope. There is a versatility to Martyn’s music that is hard to categorise. Many have tried, resulting in labels such as Folk, Rock, Soul, Folk Funk and Americana; all of which somehow miss the mark. But sometimes music doesn’t need a defining genre and with the ability to articulate a sense of the bigger picture, Martyn’s music and social commentary manage to empower and speak for many. His songs are pictures, and stories, and feelings all put to music and delivered by a master craftsman.

Bruce Springsteen's work has always been sighted by Martyn as a huge influence and Autumn 2013 will see him release “Tyres Rushing by in the Rain”, an album of Springsteen covers, all carefully chosen with some unexpected lesser-known gems as well.  
Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart.

A regular returning favourite of ours at Folk in the Barn, his loval fanbase will ensure a growing audience for this performace.  

“Britain’s best kept secret…..a challenging songwriter and compelling and courageous live performer – MOJO 

“A depth, resonance and emotional punch which belies comparison” – Q 


“One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain today” –Tom Robinson, BBC 6

“He is one of our most intelligent writers” - Bob Harris – BBC Radio


www.martynjoseph.com



- Date Added 02/11/2013