"Typically thoughtful, warmly sung with
exemplary diction and featuring his skilful fiddling ... The title comes
from the track called 'The Fiddler' and very entertaining it is too ...
Other striking tracks include 'Nothing To Fear', with its lilting
melancholy, and 'Bam Bam's Last Note', a haunting setting of the last
words of an 18 year old heroin addict ... This is an album that affords
a deal of enjoyable listening."
show a mastery of words that create vivid pictures and believable
characters ... It's all put together with skill and passion ... Martyn's
fiddle playing is excellent, but a bit too wild for me at times ... A
well produced CD with extensive sleeve notes and photographs."
"The CD is deeply rooted in the English folk/singer-songwriter tradition. Martyn is at his best in the more sober ballads like 'Nothing
To Fear' or 'Wherewithal' which are very pure and honest songs....This
is a nice album with some nice songs which I really enjoy."
"A very adaptable writer and musician, hard to pigeonhole .... his latest album is best exemplified in the thoughtful, punchy acoustics of 'Good Times', the uplifting mandolin-led 'Kissing Polka' and the carefully crafted love song 'Twenty Years'." Rock 'n' Reel Issue 3
Martyn is also a member of the London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra
Check www.lpso.co.uk for info, dates, photos, reviews.
Martyn singing "Drops In The Ocean" at Cropredy Folk Festival, 2001, with Maart Allcock and Keith Donnelly
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