Over the last few years, it seems there are more and more distractions that pull me away from doing what I love most: writing, recording, and performing my songs, whether it’s in front of a crowd, or in front of my wood stove in our old farmhouse with the good company of my wife and our four lovely dogs. If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you’ll remember I used to populate this blog with gig journals and other random ramblings. While I found this practice therapeutic, the conspiracy that is time (or shortage thereof) always gets in the way.Share on Facebook Read More
Helping out low-income families has been a favorite pursuit of mine since the days of Pondering Judd. This year is no different, as we’ll be hosting the Dover Childrens’ Center Benefit at Cara Irish Pub (upstairs) in Dover, NH on Saturday, December 7 from 7PM until midnight. We’ll be joined by musical guests and friends The Bluebirds, Gretchen & the Pickpockets, and Chris O’Neill. Suggested donations include grocery/clothing/gas gift cards, non-perishable foods, and coats for children ages six weeks to 12 years. All donations will benefit the Center, which provides child care for low-income families in the Seacoast. Cara Irish is located on 11 Fourth Street in Dover, NH.Share on Facebook Read More
On Friday, September 13, Martin England & the Reconstructed will share a bill with The Felice Brothers. We just saw these dudes in July at Newport Folk Festival, and I can report that they are nothing short of incredible. Doors open at 8:00 PM. We go on shortly after.Share on Facebook Read More
Years back, while recording Pondering Judd’s Curve of Her Soul, the sound engineer at the time and I were talking new bands and artists. He suggested I check out Richard Buckner’s Devotion and Doubt, a brilliant if not incredibly heartbreaking work that deeply influenced my songwriting. On Saturday, September 21, I’ll be opening for Buckner at the Portsmouth Book & Bar. I am honored to be a part of this show. Tickets available here.Share on Facebook Read More
Got a nice Monday morning text from my good buddy MC, alerting me to the fact the Discovery Channel is using Lakeshore Drive on their series North America (episode 7, Top 10). You can hear the song here. Thanks to Parma Licensing for making this happen!Share on Facebook Read More
Back in January, I was contacted by some dudes (Ramsey Tripp and Brad Bosse) making a documentary up in Lewiston, ME about cancer survivors who bicycled from Calgary to Lewiston last summer. The film is entitled The Peloton Film, and the Executive Producer is Auburn, ME’s own Patrick Dempsey.
At the time, they asked me if they could use Weather’s Changing (Fast) for the movie. I agreed, but as the weeks wore on, I eventually met these guys, and we hatched a plan to not only include Weather’s Changing, but also whatever else I could throw at them. I quickly recruited the help of good friends Courtney Brocks, Jesse Dold, and M. Cole Gove to help out on the recordings, and also to submit some of their own material for consideration (turns out they will use most of it).
Here are a couple of songs, both recorded at Ghost Mill Studios (Dover, NH) and produced by Jesse Dold and yours truly.Share on Facebook Read More
Tomorrow night (Sat. 3/16) Martin England & the Reconstructed will perform at the Cara Irish Pub Chameleon Club (Fourth Street – Dover, NH – upstairs), along with good friends Tom Schena Band and Joe Young. $5 admission. 21+. Doors at 8:00 PM, music at 8:30. Please join us for a night of folk rock frolics.Share on Facebook Read More