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john Arthur martinez to release song about Manzano

August 10, 2012

August 09, 2012, 5:45 pm by Alexandria Randolph

Resident musician john Arthur martinez is busy recording a song of inspiration featuring Leo Manzano, Granite Shoals’ Olympic silver medalist.

His new album, "You Play My Heart,” will include a track called Dare to Dream Out Loud, a song that he began writing in 2007. He said the song was inspired by Manzano’s participation in the NCAA Championships.

"I wrote (the song) just before the 2008 Olympic Games,” martinez said. "It was written from the
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Kent Finlay Songswap w Ketchum, Snider, Maines, Robison and more

March 22, 2012

I'm not sure what to make of this. It appears Hal Ketchum is making a stand, Todd Snider and I are distracted by a fan, Big John Mills is reaching for a brew, Kent & Lloyd Maines are discussing the music business, Terri Hendrix finds something really funny, Bruce Robison is tuning all the while James McMurtry is on a bathroom break or a wine run. --jam

john Arthur martinez admired by Johnny Rodriguez

February 15, 2012

john Arthur was mentioned by Johnny Rodqriguez during an interview with Country Music People last month. See the quote below and you can read the full article by clicking the link below.

Perhaps the more pop-orientated music currently favoured by the ‘men in suits’ over on Music Row has been a contributing factor in the lack of new up-and-coming Latin American talent to rival the steel-guitar-and-fiddleheavy sounds of Johnny Rodriguez and Freddy Fender in the 1970s and Rick Treviño in the ‘90s, though
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jAm Live on New Braunfels TV Today at Noon CST

January 12, 2012

john Arthur will be performing live on New Braunfels TV at 12 pm cst today. The show will be braodcast live on the web. Click the link below to watch the show at noon. 

Watch jAm Live on NewBraunfels.TV

New Song "The Open Road" Live at Java jAm

September 22, 2011

Java Jam This Friday Night

August 25, 2011

Come to Milam Street Coffee this Friday night in Wharton, TX for this months Java Jam. Show starts at 6 PM and cover is only $15, but remember you can BYOW (Bring Your Own Wine)!

The Country Start Page Interview

July 06, 2011

Why country music ?
~ I play country music, because I was born a country boy, raised on the ranches and farmlands of my grandfathers. My father kept the dial of his Chevy truck on KVET 98.1 while my mother absolutely loved the music of Hank Williams, Sr. Even after a degreen in English and Communications I could never outlearn my Texas twang, which becomes more prominent the more tired I get! Plus it's real..

If everything would be possible (waking the dead included) , which two people should sing the ultimate country
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Catching up with John Arthur Martinez

May 26, 2011

North Lake Travis Log | Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | Mike Parker

Whether it is playing a show, hanging out and collaborating with Texas musicians or competing on a reality TV series, John Arthur Martinez has always stayed true to his roots. Along with Todd Snider, Terri Hendrix, James McMurtry, Bruce Robison and others, Martinez gained experience on stage at Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos. After some coaxing from a good friend, Martinez opted to try out for TV’s “Nashville Star,” which sent his music to
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Hill Country Dayz Schedule Announced

May 23, 2011

Hill Country Dayz is a festival held on May 28th in Lago Vista at Bar K Park on the North Shore of Lake Travis approximately 35 miles NW of Austin. Hill Country Dayz is a day long event for folks of all ages. Hill Country Dayz will feature; Live Music, Food & Drink. Fun & Games, Vendors, Silent Auction, Turnback Canyon Regatta & More

Band Schedule:

Chad Allen Band 1:00-3:00 pm

Drew Womack   3:30-5:30 pm

Stooch 6:00-8:00 pm

John Arthur Martinez 8:30-10:30 pm

Singer-songwriters gather for birthday show at Uptown

May 21, 2011

Tuesday, 17 May 2011 10:02 The Picayune TV

MARBLE FALLS — Hill Country singer-songwriters will come together May 26 at the Uptown Marble Theater to celebrate the birthday of one of their own, Highland Lakes resident and award-winning performer Mark Allan Atwood.

Atwood, john Arthur martinez, Kevin Higgins, Mike Ethan Messick and Heath Childs will perform a five-man songswap 8-10 p.m. at the downtown theater, 218 Main St.

Made popular by the early round-robin style episodes of the now legendary
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