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27 Jun 2011
Knoxville News-Sentinel
Wayne Bledsoe

"Heaven and Earth," John Martyn (Hole In the Rain)

John Martyn was one of the greatest English singer-songwriters who never made a dent in the United States. Martyn's work was probably better known from artists who covered his songs, including Eric Clapton (May You Never), but Martyn was a singular performer and a true innovator.

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When the late British musical icon John Martyn sat down at the keys, veteran rock producer and good friend Jim Tullio sighed. Martyn, an innovative guitarist and singer, had just finished a suite for the London National Ballet Company, which Tullio was mixing, but insisted he needed to lay down a keyboard part. Tullio prepared for hours of noodling, but Martyn made one pass and left. As Tullio incorporated the track into the mix, he was blown away.

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Tom Cole
NPR National Public Radio

Singer, guitarist and composer John Martyn was a folkie with a jazz soul. An accomplished and innovative guitarist, he got his start as a teenager in Britain's thriving folk scene of the 1960s. He went on to add electronics, collaborate with Phil Collins and score a hit with the British dance band Sister Bliss. Pink Floyd's David Gilmour was a fan. Beth Orton was one of many who recorded his songs.


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