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Euro Tour 2010 Blog I

November 22, 2010

After an arduous, but relatively uneventful journey from Marble Falls to Austin, by car, Austin to Detroit to Amsterdam to Zurich, by plane and Zurich to Lucerne to Kussnacht am Rigi, by train B.B. and I settled into our rooms at the Hotel Widder in the center of the town where we connected with Scott Martin and new band mate Stanley Nesvarba, our Czech-born, German guitarist and eventually Stefano Bertolotti, our multi-lingual drummer, tour navigator and driver, who arrived two days later.

Bepo, owner of the Blue Bar in a nearby
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john Arthur martinez & Top Musical Talent Headlines Fundraiser For The Story Cox Benefit On September 19th In Austin

September 14, 2010

Austin, Texas – Top music stars from across Texas will come to Austin to donate their talent and support for Story Cox who was diagnosed with Leukemia in July, 2010. All ticket proceeds and donations will go toward Story’s medical treatment.

Top musical talent from all over Texas will convene at Nutty Brown Café in Austin on September 19th to raise funds for Story Cox, a four-year-old girl who is in a fight for her life against leukemia.

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North Texas State Fair & Rodeo Pictures

September 02, 2010

Below you will find a link to pictures from the North Texas State Fair & Rodeo in Denton Texas last month. The pictures were provided by Take a look, there are some great shots.

~~~NTSFR Pictures~~~

Special House Concert

September 02, 2010

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I had no idea the family members with cameras were professional caliber photographers until my wife discovered the photos in the pages of my hometown paper, The Highlander. Here’s what happened. A few months ago a Burnet County fan called about booking for her husband’s surprise birthday party.  Usually for private parties we play music as folks are socializing and mingling so that’s what I expected from her, but she said emphatically that she didn’t want me to start until after the guests were served dinner, barbecue from nearby
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California Trip - 7/22-7/27

August 03, 2010

jAm and the Weygandts

The journey into Southern California began uneventfully from Austin Bergstrom into LAX, and that's a good thing, but nothing else about the tour could be described as such. As soon as we left the airport in our rental car we drove into Hollywood for a rehearsal with John O'Kennedy, a friend of McCoy-Jacobs family and a successful composer for television and film, accompanied me Saturday and Sunday. We then drove to Pacoima in the San Fernando Valley where we had lunch with the promoter of Sunday's event, Maritza Baca and the
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Upcoming California Tour

July 17, 2010

john Arthur will be swinging through Southern California this week. He will be playing a couple of private events along with one house concert and one ticketed show. The house concert is in Yorba Linda in Ornage County, on Saturday July 24th. If you are intereseted in attending please send an email to info@apachesongs. The ticketed show is in Pacoima on Sunday July 25th, tickets are $25 and include dinner. Please call 805.210.9660 for tickets or visit the box office. 

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July 04, 2010

john Arthur martinez and Chris Reeves:

"Before I Could Even Learn Her Name"

I am in Nashville, having a wonderful time driving around this verdant city. I lucked out on the weather this week, as last week there was a heat wave; but a couple of nights ago I needed a long sleeve shirt! It is always interesting to return to a place you know. Nashville is growing, sparkling. Truth be told, I haven't been in the neighborhoods with flood damage, but I must say, places that were blighted or
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Cheatham Street Warehouse’s Big Fest Starts Today

June 25, 2010

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Big Fest! 2010 is being held this year June 25-27 at Cheatham Street Warehouse, 119 Cheatham St.

Big Fest is in its fifth year and originally started as ‘Big John’s Annual Birthday Bash’ for San Marcos singer, songwriter and guitarist ‘Big’ John Mills. Big Fest! has become a three day musical festival, celebrating Texas and Americana music and the rich musical heritage and legacy of Cheatham Street Warehouse wguke raising money to preserve this legacy through the Cheatham Street Music
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Indie Outlaw Showcase Line-Up

June 07, 2010

Indie Outlaw Showcase

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john Arthur martinez: A Review

May 18, 2010

El Noticiero de Alvarez Galloso

Publicado en John Arthur MartinezTexas por alvarezgalloso en Mayo 18, 2010

john Arthur Martinez has won the 2010 Texas Music Awards Record of the Year because of his latest release “Purgatory Road” and one of its top songs “Utopia”. The album was his first with his new label Apache Ranch Records.

The album is the result of a long career as a singer and his style of weaving together the different cultures that make up the musical mosaic culture of Texas. He is an interpreter of
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