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New York Times on House Concerts

December 31, 2014
Happy 2015! 

Last year many friends and fans hosted concerts in their homes, and 2015 I hope to do even more. Here's a reprint of the New York Times/CHICAGO NEWS COOPERATIVE article on the subject. Let me know if you'd like to host one in your living room, back porch, patio, barn, airplane hanger or backyard by emailing (copy just in case I'm travelling). Here's to a great year! --jam


For the Ultimate, Intimate Concert, Host It Yourself

FiestaJAM Nearing!

October 11, 2014

It's almost here! FiestaJAM on Lake Marble Falls is a new three-day festival, Friday, October 17 at The Uptown on Main in Marble Falls, Satuday and Sunday, October 18 & 19 at Lakeside Park, showcasing the blossoming music and wine scenes in the Marble Falls/Burnet County area of the Texas Hill Country while supporting Marble Falls Independent School District and Harmony School of Creative Arts music education programs. All of the details are at FiestaJAM organizers include Grammy-nominated conductor and music
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Kickstarter Project Launched: If Stars Could Sing

June 11, 2014

If Stars Could Sing Kickstarter Campaign

"If Stars Could Sing," the song, was inspired by a young lady's comments in my recording studio. In reference to the chimes recorded by my percussionist Luiz Coutinho she said, "That's what it would sound like if stars could talk." A shooting star lit up my brain cells and I added "if stars could sing!" The album includes the same great players I tour with in Texas and Europe: Chris Reeves, Kurt Baumer, B.B. Morse, Mark Epstein, Ron Knuth, Stefano Bertolotti, Mike
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Alex Harvey, Sedona, Glaciers, & Normandy, France

June 03, 2014

It beats real work, this thing called music. I enjoy the songwriting, the co-writes,  the recording, the performing and the places that it all takes me like the immediate shows with legendary songwriter Alex Harvey ("Reuben James," "Delta Dawn," many more) & Grammy-winning musician Joel Guzman, upcoming shows in Sedona, Arizona with my wife, Yvonna, the mini-tour of Montana & Glacier National Park with Chris Reeves & Kurt Baumer, plus the music festival in Normandy, France with Big John Mills. Yes I plan to
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Texas, Arizona, France & More

April 02, 2014

No one can accuse me of leading a mundane life--hard as it might be at times it is rewarding. The wildflowers are blooming all over the Texas Hill Country west of Austin and I have many shows booked in my home region including a rare full band ticketed show Easter weekend in my hometown at AJ's Live at 3rd & Main, a major festival, The Hill Country Wine & Music Festival at Wildseed Farms near Fredericksburg, TX and the Pedernales Electric Co-op Spring Festival at the Blanco County Fairgrounds. And, down the road are travels and
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Waterfront Concert and Lake Activities abound Labor Day Weekend at Horseshoe Bay Resort

August 21, 2013

HORSESHOE BAY, Texas, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- John Arthur Martinez will perform live at Horseshoe Bay Resort on Saturday, August 31st at 8 p.m. to wrap up the Resort's successful Summer Waterfront Concert Series. The concert is just one of many activities guests will be able to enjoy during the final summer Holiday of the season.

Guests at Horseshoe Bay Resort can take advantage of the Resort's waterfront Yacht Club beach complex that blends harmoniously
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A few changes to my upcoming schedule

July 18, 2013

Myself, Paul, Kurt Baumer anf Chris Reeves are doing several dates from Washington to Montana and we'll be forced to miss my July 24th gig at River City Grille but we will be back on July 31st.

I will also be touring France, Switzerland, Germany & Austria in the Fall so we'll miss Sept. 25th, Oct. 2nd, Oct. 9th and Oct. 16th as well. See you when I get back!

Live Im Widder 10/6

July 07, 2013

May Update

May 02, 2013

Dearest Folks, Fans, y Familia, 

I've been slammed, but in a good way as it means I can provide for my family. Here's some forthcoming highlights: 
We're doing a major Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for May 5,  event in Austin this Sunday evening at the Bob Bullock State History Museum at MLK and Congress near the Capitol. In June Kurt Baumer and I get to treat our wives to a working vacation from Phoenix to Sedona to Flagstaff in Arizona. In July we're playing a major Independence Day Weekend show with Corey Morrow, The Jango Walker Band,
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Tour Update

April 25, 2013

The majority of my summer tour dates have been posted, visit my Tour Page to see the full list. 

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