Blues and folk singer John Martyn has announced that he will be performing his brilliant album “Solid Air” for some special shows in January.
“Solid Air” was described in Martyn’s Album by Album feature in last month’s Uncut as “the prototype ambient and trip hop album” with a “mix of blues, jazz and rock.”
Martyn told Uncut that “looking back, I knew at the time it was a good album. People would come down to visit and I’d play them ‘May You Never’.”
Martyn got the idea for the special shows after a highly acclaimed sell-out show performing the 1973 album in full at London’s Barbican Centre in September.
Fuelled by his huge voice and staggering guitar playing, there is always a near-religious intensity to Martyn’s shows.
Everyone from Paul Weller to Bright Eyes has feted this songwriting genius.
Catch him at the following venues early next year:
Cambridge Corn Exchange (January 21)
Cardiff St. David’s Hall (22)
Birmingham Symphony Hall (25)
Salford Lowry (27)
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (29)
Gateshead The Sage (30)
Pic credit: Elliot Franks