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The Kipepeo Project Benefit Concert

March 30, 2013


My Music Supports Charity

February 26, 2013


Free Music!!!

February 15, 2013

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JAM Receives 3 TMA Nominations!

January 24, 2013

Congratulations to John Arthur Martinez for his 3 Texas Music Awards nominations! He has been nominated for Song of the Year with "Tennessee Left Texas," Entertainer of the Year, for the 2nd straight year, (along with his good friend Mike Blakely, congrats Mike!) and for Popular Cover of the Year with his version of Merle Haggards "Play Me Back Home." You can see all of the nominees on TMA's website and find out how you can vote for JAM and your other favorite artits during the final process of voting. 

Click here to see the full list of nominees.

Host a JAM House Concert!

October 24, 2012

I absolutely love playing House Concerts because they make it possible to connect with friends and fans from all over the country, and beyond. Heck anyone with a front porch, living room, barn, backyard, patio, deck or airplane hangar (yes I've played in an airplane hanger) can host a House Concert. The events are designed not to be a burden for the host. Your friends and guests can help by bring a covered dish, desert, appetizer or "adult beverages" along with a suggested donation to the artist. The weekend events usually
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"You Play My Heart" Album Review

October 10, 2012

New album review from Nuts About Country... Thank You! Read below or click here to read on their website.


You Play My Heart - john Arthur martinez

Album Review by: Cheryl Harvey Hill, Sr. Staff Journalist

There was much to like on this album and it dispenses some sound advice for surviving life like “Dare To Dream Out Loud” and “Learn To Sing In The Rain”, but john Arthur martinez definitely demonstrated what a great story teller he is on “Emmylou's Guitar”. This is one of the three songs on the album written solely
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Out Of The Chute - John Arthur Martinez!

October 01, 2012


You know the saying 'anywhere a truck driver eats, you know the food has got to be good'? Well, that's how I felt about John Arthur Martinez when I first heard about him. He's a good friend and has done projects with my friend Mike Blakely. Anyone Mike associates with just has to be good, in my opinion. Mike only works with the best. With that in mind, I knew I had to get to know more about jAm. Yep, that's how he writes it and what his friends call him. It's a nod to his writing-major past... after the poet, e.e.
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New Album Coming September 29th!

September 12, 2012

You Play My Heart

12 original Texas-Americana compositions and one bilingual cover of Merle Haggard's Sing Me Back Home. The album features an all-star cast of Austin area virtuoso's including Kurt Baumer, formerly of the band LoneStar, Joel Guzman, 5-time Grammy winner, Mark Epstein, bassist for Taj Mahal, Randy Travis, Johnny Winter, Rick Trevino and more.  Official release date is the 29th! --jam
john arthur martinez you play my heart music cd album


jAm's Texas Music Cruise 2013!

August 16, 2012


John Arthur Martinez, Mike Blakely and friends return to the seas for a 2nd year with a stupendous music cruise and you are invited!!!!!!!

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jAm and Dash Crofts singing Melody for new song "Dare To Dream Out Loud"

August 12, 2012

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