London-born Martin was weened on a folk, electric blues and classic rock soup that left him as at home with acoustic as electric instruments and imbued him with deep respect for the music’s Afro-American roots. A prolific songwriter since the age of 16, his albums have ranged from One-Man-Band to Big Band to Power-Rock trio as he has wrung every drop of inspiration and instrumental technique out of Blues tradition and pushed it ever outwards with his own writing. Touring 35 countries with 15 acclaimed original albums and a string of National and International Awards and Nominations (including Winner, Best Solo Artist category in 2018 European Blues Awards) he has become known as “The Ambassador of British Blues”. A browse of his work shows a broad sweep across genres from quiet folk to loud slide guitar-led Blues Rock but always with intelligent lyrics and arrangements and top-drawer collaborators. His 2019 release “Thirst” is seen already by some as his finest yet “you know when you v’e experienced something really special and this was it” said one reviewer.