Jodi Martin
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Jodi Martin

Roxby Downs, South Australia, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | INDIE

Roxby Downs, South Australia, Australia | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2006
Solo Folk World


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"'15 Minutes Out to Sea' review The Australian"

Jodi Martin is one of Australia's most talented female singer-songwriters... it is Martin's sense of wonder and gift for storytelling that lifts her songs above contemporaries such as Missy Higgins (as does her far superior voice, with shades of Suzanne Vega and the Waifs' Donna Simpson)...

Sandra Bridekirk
Aug 27-28 2005 - The Weekend Australian

"'15 Minutes Out to Sea' review, The Age, Australia"

From the opening crack of drums to the wash of the acoustic guitar and the confident surge of Jodi Martin's voice, 15 Minutes Out to Sea announces the arrival of a singer/songwriter of immeasurable potential. After the wisp and waft of her debut album Water and Wood, this effort sees Martin, who plays the Northcote Social Club on Wednesday night emerging from her chrysalis... if Martin sets her course on the back of this album, a real talent will have surfaced on the Australian music scene.

Warwick McFayden
9 October 2005 - The Age, Melbourne Australia

"'Water and Wood' review, Rhythms mag, Australia"

Travel the nearly three thousand kilometres between Perth and Adelaide and you'll probably come across the small town of Ceduna, birthplace of Australian singer/songwriter, Jodi Martin.

Jodi Martin's debut CD, Water and Wood, ranges musically from folk to country to reggae to pop...

Her songs capture both urban and non-urban Australia and explore social issues ('Sometimes I Wonder'), relationships ('Eighty Kilos'), racism ('Riddles'), abuse ('The Wagtail'). And the two bonus tracks are a bonus - Robyn Martin's ode to Woolies heroes, and a 'Jamaican-style dub remix' of 'Sometimes I Wonder'.

Jodi Martin is an insightful songwriter and entertaining performer and Water and Wood is a powerful and moving album.

Sue Barrett
Aug 2002 - Rhythms, Australian Roots Music magazine

"Live Listings Time Out, London"

Kashmir Klub W1, 7:30pm
Well-regarded, young (South) Australian songstress Martin has a fine, distinctive voice and natural storytelling talent, which have made her debut LP, Water and Wood a critical success in her homeland. Tracy Chapman and Suzanne Vega's emotional reflectiveness come to mind, but Martin's take on foly/soul/country is her own.

June 26 - July 3 2002 p117 - Time Out Magazine, London, UK

"'15 Minutes Out to Sea' review Canberra Times"

...It has taken roots singer-songwriter Jodi Martin three years to follow up her assured debut, Water and Wood. The wait has been worth it, because on '15 Minutes Out to Sea', Martin is in inspired form. She writes honestly and insightfully about her life and the relationships between people. The album is brimming with great melodies and her soulful vocals are a treat throughout, equally effective in conveying both joy and melancholy. Her taut performance on the ballad 'Too Easy', for example, perfectly captures the angst that goes with falling back in with an ex-lover, while 'Feet on the Jetty' is pure joie de vivre.

The big surprise here is the layered but spacious production and the variety of tonal colours, especially on songs like the hypnotic title track and the hauntingly beautiful 'Westerly Wind'. Also new is the harmony-rich pop of 'Screwed Up' and 'You Showed Me', both guaranteed to make you temporarily defy gravity. '15 Minutes Out to Sea' is a rich and life-affirming musical experience.

David Curry
- The Canberra Times


Sandcastles EP (1997) limited edition
Water and Wood (2002)
21 Stairs (2003) LIVE ALBUM
15 Minutes Out to Sea (2005)
**New Album DUE OUT April 2011**



Jodi Martin’s third studio album ‘Saltwater’, including the title track 'Saltwater in My Hair' was co-written with folk legend Arlo Guthrie. The album is rich with personal insights and reflection, soulful and understated instrumentation, and not only reaffirms Jodi’s own commitment to her muse, but gives her a place as one of Australia’s  distinctive and important voices.


Jodi’s coastal-desert brand of folk music has taken her to far flung corners of the globe, performing with artists including Bruce Cockburn, The Frames and Arlo Guthrie and earned her a loyal following. Her music often echoes the space and reflectiveness of her hometown Ceduna, on the eastern edge of the Nullarbor Plain and Jodi is hailed ‘one of Australia’s most talented singer songwriters’ by the Weekend Australian.


‘Saltwater’ is an upbeat and insightful album, marking her third full-length studio release since her debut, ‘Water and Wood’, and skillfully crafted by award-winning producer Shane Nicholson. The title track ‘Saltwater in My Hair’ was inspired by her home, Ceduna. The song itself was written worlds away, as Jodi joined her long-time friend and hero Arlo Guthrie on an epic co-writing road-trip from one end of the USA to the other!


Jodi says 'Growing up in a remote town, our entertainment fell squarely on the shoulders of the sea. It will always be my healing place, and every time I sing this song, I am on the beach at home with my family and friends.’


The lead single from the album is ‘Saltwater in My Hair’, which Jodi is touring through the Summer holidays on the iconic NSW North Coast, culminating in Byron Bay and then launching the album at the legendary Port Fairy Folk Festival.


Watch the music video for ‘Saltwater in My Hair’ here: