Martin brings new, but familiar sound to Bert Church
By Nick Kuhl | Rocky View Weekly
When the opening riff of The Ground Cries Out began for nearly 350 music fans last week, at first it was a confused mix of familiarity and comfort emulating from a recognizable, yet moderately forgotten source.
But when Jeff Martin’s howling voice and signature Middle Eastern-influenced guitar worked into the first verse of the title track and lead single from his new band’s new album, everything became evident. read more
We are happy to share the video of the title track with you:
Jeff Martin appeared live in studio with Casey on the Power Drive. He sang his song Riverland Rambler from his new album The Ground Cries Out.
Listen to the full interview here.
A homecoming of sorts
By Jim Barber
The Middle Eastern-inspired rhythms, tones and musicality is still there. There is hard rock bombast, inspired lyrical turns of phrase, dramatic changes in vibe and mystique. In other words, The Ground Cries Out is the prototypical Jeff Martin album. read more
Jeff Martin’s entire life is a True Tale of the Road.
We remember him as a guy who sings (and looks) like Jim Morrison and plays guitar like Jimmy Page, which worked out because Jeff’s first band the Tea Party was sort of a hybrid of both. He played strange stringed instruments from exotic places, lived in a spooky old house in Montreal, grew too fond of mind-altering drugs and claimed that supernatural forces were at work on his mind. He even experienced “yogic flying.” read more
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Jeff Martin back with new band
By DARRYL STERDAN, QMI Agency
The Tea Party is well and truly over for Jeff Martin. Thanks in part to the likes of Sarah Palin.
Five years after dissolving his Can-Rock trio, the singer-guitarist claims to have no interest in a reunion — and even if he had, their name has been tainted by the U.S. political movement.
“Isn’t that terrible? God, it’s terrible,” laments Martin. “I don’t feel good about that at all. It’s the worst part of the American psyche — politically, anyways. Just the ignorance and all that stuff, it’s a shame. They’re taking something that was so meaningful in American history and turning it upside-down. So yeah, that’s a reason not to do it.” read more
Tea Party singer returns with new album and band
By Jason Clevett, gaycalgary.com
It’s bitterly cold in Calgary, and Jeff Martin is a long way away from his current home in Perth, Australia.
Comforted by a blazing fire and a Caesar in a downtown hotel restaurant, he brims with excitement in discussing
his new band Jeff Martin 777 and their new album The Ground Cries Out. read more