Jodi Martin Nov 2005 The Gov'
Jodi Martin is touring nationally with her new album ’15 Minutes Out to Sea’ (Hot Bread Records/MGM Distribution) in October/November. A follow up to her critically acclaimed debut ‘Water and Wood’, the new album brings her evocative voice and insightful songwriting to the fore. ’15 Minutes Out to Sea’ is at once raw and elegant - both melancholy and inspiring. The title track has been receiving regular airplay on Triple J and the album has been receiving rave reviews across the board, with the Weekend Australian hailing Jodi as ‘one of Australia’s most talented female singer/songwriters’.
Taking in the major Australian cities on this tour, as well as regional areas, Jodi will showcase songs from the new album and from her back catalogue (Water and Wood and 2003’s live album 21 Stairs). She will be touring with a variety of different musicians throughout the tour. A multi-instrumentalist herself, Jodi plays mandola, bass pedals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and resonator guitar. Pulling as many sounds as she can from her guitars, she plays slide and even uses a guitar as a drum. Jodi delivers her songs with a powerful voice, full of soul.
In between recording ’15 Minutes Out to Sea’, Jodi has spent the last year playing shows with the likes of Arlo Guthrie, Michelle Shocked (US) and Bruce Cockburn (CAN) and touring to Canada to perform well-received showcases at the North American Folk Alliance in Montreal and Canadian Music Week in Toronto.
Jodi’s ‘Roots’ style is relaxed and eclectic; it is an exciting fusion of folk and blues, and her songwriting falls naturally into the melodic sensibilities of pop. On stage, Jodi tells stories that will make you laugh and sings songs that can make you cry. Jodi is held in high regard by fans and fellow musicians alike, underlined by Josh Cunningham of the WAIFS’ stating that ‘Jodi is one of the best singer/songwriters I have ever heard.’
‘Jodi is one of the best singer songwriters I have ever heard’ (Josh Cunningham THE WAIFS)
‘Jodi Martin is one of Australia’s most talented singer/songwriters’ (The Weekend Australian) BIOGRAPHY: Jodi grew up on a property near the small town of Ceduna on the eastern edge of South Australia’s Nullarbor Plain. Writing songs from the age of five, Jodi spent her childhood in an insatiable search for as much music as she could find. Her search included regularly climbing the CB radio tower by her house with three extension cords and a radio, trying to get better reception for a music radio station 400 km away.
At seventeen, she was introduced to the music industry when Kasey Chambers recorded her song ‘Why’ with the Dead Ringer Band for their ARIA Award winning album ‘Homefires’.
At nineteen, Jodi moved to Lismore NSW to study music production. She was invited to tour nationally with Arlo Guthrie in 1998, and on tour fell in love with a Sydney jazz musician . Following her heart, she moved to Redfern, a stark contrast to her hometown, and began work on her first album ‘Water and Wood’.
Currently based in Sydney, Jodi has toured extensively throughout Australia and to Europe, the UK and Canada, both on her own and with Richard Thompson (UK), Bruce Cockburn (CAN), The Frames (IRE), Arlo Guthrie (US), Jeff Lang, and The Waifs. She has played the major Australian festivals including East Coast Blues and Roots Festival, Woodford Folk Festival and Port Fairy Folk Festival. ‘Tracy Chapman and Suzanne Vega’s emotional reflectiveness come to mind, but Martin’s take on folky/soul is her own’ (Sharon O’Connell Time Out Magazine, LONDON) ‘Fifteen Minutes Out to Sea’ out now on Hot Bread Records/MGM Distribution
'15 Minutes Out to Sea’ Tour
Thurs 24 Nov The Gov' 8pm