We are thrilled to be hosting Jeffrey Martin at Future Yard on Tuesday 23rd January 2024, bringing the warmth of his country-folk sounds all the way from Oregon to Birkenhead for our viewing pleasure.
Jeffrey Martin writes music that probes the depths of the human experience and doesn’t shy away from its darkest corners. His songs can feel like short stories from literary giants like Steinbeck, Burroughs, or Cormac McCarthy and possess a raw intensity that comes from seeing his subjects up close. All the struggle, hurt, strife, and heartbreak that comes from living in this world are laid bare and unvarnished, yet somehow, Martin manages to mine and make space for what beauty remains.
Tickets on sale Wednesday 11th October.
A minister’s son who can build a house with his bare hands and holds a master’s degree in English, Jeffrey Martin took the road less travelled when it comes to his musical journey. He worked his way through school as a carpenter, then, following graduation, spent four years teaching high school. It was during that time that his career as a songwriter came into bloom. Struggling to strike a balance between his increasingly rigorous Northwest/West Coast touring and his efforts to get teenagers to love words as much as he did, Martin found himself in the tricky position of having to choose between his two passions.
Much to the delight of his fans, music won the day. Now, with three intensely lyric-driven albums under his belt, the first of which, 2014’s Dogs In the Daylight, was labelled as “as close to a masterpiece as a folk album by an emerging singer-songwriter can get” (No Depression). Martin has developed a loyal and growing audience, both domestically and abroad. Prior to the halting effects that a global pandemic placed on his ability to do so, Martin kept a restless touring schedule. It’s taken him on several laps around the U.S. and Europe and landed him on stages with luminaries from the genre including Joe Pug, Gregory Alan Isakov, Jeffrey Foucault, Sean Hayes, Peter Mulvey, Amanda Shires, Colter Wall, Ruth Moody, Caitlin Canty and others.
Future Yard presents
+ Support TBA
Tuesday 23rd February 2024
75 Argyle Street
Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office.
Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin.
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