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Christmas, December Dates & European Winter Tour

December 17, 2016

B.B. on boat across Lake LucerneHere's wishing all of you a joyous Christmas and holiday season! I wish the new album would be ready in time for Christmas but it'll certainly be ready in tine for Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany and Austria. 

Wait until you hear some of the tracks from the new album! Rex Paul Schnelle knocked the first one out of the park, "This Is America (I've Got Your Six)". The tour dates through February were just updated by my webmaster, Arthur, he's the more computer literate part of my team. I've just got
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Holiday Season Is Upon Us!

November 28, 2016

Kiwanis Christmas Poster

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas my friends. Friday I'm performing for the Kiwanis of Marble Falls - Winter Wonderland at the Marble Falls First Baptist Church from 7-9 P.M. Click on link below for tickets info. Saturday we play for the Methodist Children's Home Charity Event. Throughout December we'll play Christmas shows sharing original and classic Christmas songs.

JAM EuroTour 2017: Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France and Italy

November 03, 2016

Swiss vineyard in Fläsch/GR

JAM EuroTour 2017


We're looking forward to our next tour of Western Europe; B.B. Morse, Chris Reeves, Stefano Bertolotti and I can't wait to see you there. Please share my official website, or my Facebook page,, with your friends and and music fans. 

3rd FiestaJAM on Lake Marble Falls, a music and wine festival, to celebrate the best of the Texas Hill Country with Joe Ely!

September 22, 2016


  • FiestaJAM on Lake Marble Falls

    A music and wine festival

    Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24, 2016

    Marble Falls, Texas

    Tickets: Saturday, Sept. 24 – $15 (music only); $35 (with wine/beer tastings)

    Children 12 and under admitted free with ticketed adult

    Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24 – $75 VIP package includes

    Friday Patrons of the Arts reception and Saturday music and tastings.

    On sale now via or
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FiestaJAM, Mont Vernon, NH, Hondo's, Tomball Texas Music Festival

August 25, 2016

FiestaJAM 2016 featuring Joe Ely, JAM, Alex Harvey, Drew Womack, Mike Blakely

Excited to announce Joe Ely will headline my hometown music festival, FiestaJAM on Lake Marble Falls, Sept. 23 & 24. The Friday night show (23rd) features Alex Harvey, Mike Blakely, John David Kent and yours truly. Also, I'm back in New England for a special Mont Vernon, NH house concert with Chris Reeves hosted by Mike & Zoe Fimble on Oct. 2, the previous day we'll play an autumn music festival in nearby Milford at 8 p.m. Also, we're featured at the Tomball Texas Music Festival Aug. 27. Full calendar on the right corner. --jam

JAM's Late May, June & July Shows

May 19, 2016

Blakely Martinez Album

In the next few weeks we'll play London, TX, Hye Heritage Festival, Sedona, AZ, Whitefish, MT, Spokane, WA and much more. And, I'm pleased to announce we're heading back to Europe in 2017 and 2018 and we plan to bring some American friends and fans with us. I'll keep you posted. Please check out the full calendar at  Of note, Mike Blakely and I return to Dosey Does as part of a songwriters series called Short Songs & Tall Tales, Thursday, June 2, 8:30 PM.

Music in the Park

Free concert series hosted
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First Leg of Tour: Austin to Milano, Brig, Liesberg, La Balme de Sillingy!

February 23, 2016

Thank you for your well wishes my friends in the United States and Europe and to our tour coordinator Irene Schmidt. The first leg of our tour has begun as we're en route to Milan where we'll connect and rehearse with our Itlaian drummer Stefano Bertolotti, introduced to us years ago by Mike Blakely. Our first show takes us back to Brig, Switzerland arranged by our longtime Swiss promoter Dieter, followed by two shows at Little Nashville Saloon in Liesberg where last year Stefano, B.B.
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January 17, 2016

Kurt Baumer and I will perform a special concert to give the gift of mobility as part of efforts to fund the purchase of light, affordable, sturdy, and much needed wheelchairs to those in need in impoverished cirmcumstances. 

Free Wheelchair Mission Poster

Would you give the gift of mobility? Here's a link to the last year's special event that included a special performance by St. Thomas Aquinas singing priest, Father Mike. 


Grateful for 2015 & Looking Toward 2016!

December 26, 2015

Alan Jackson Box SetWhat a Year It Was! 
Thank you, one and all, for your significant contributions to my career, my band performances, my recordings, and my family. 2015 began with a most successful concert in New Port Richey at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral. The journey continued with many shows in Texas at regular spots like Julies Cocina, On The Rocks, Escondido Golf And Lake Club, & Horseshoe Bay Resort, Trailblazer Grille - Formerly Texas Tea-Licious, Hondo's On Main, Central Market
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May 19, 2015

Yes, we climbed a little higher on the Texas Regional Radio Report of spins for "Let's All Go To Mexico." Please, please continue to call your local Texas station that plays independent releases like mine or go to one of the online sites, tune in, and email a request!

You may purchase the latest album here:

Texas Regional Radio Report Song Tracking Report

Artist: John Arthur Martinez

Song: Let's All Go To Mexico

Label: Independent

Week: 19

Year: 2015

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