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The best kept secret in music

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"Sing Out Magazine"

"Terence Martin has a magnificent ability to express emotions and feelings poetically and then deliver them carefully wrapped musically." - Spring 2003


"Sunday Breakfast, WFUV"

"Terence Martin, like Richard Shindell, is a vivid wordsmith whose darkly fluid songs seep into your head and heart." - John Platt


"Boston Herald"

"Sleeper by Terence Martin brims with honest, perceptive, stylish lyrics. "Just the first song, "The Way it Didn't Go," proves its mature vision. Many composers have tried to write about lost romantic opportunities. Martin manages the rare trick of evoking regret without getting stuck in self pity or reproach. The road not taken still seems to hold beauty." - Daniel Gewertz


"WUMB Folk Radio"

"Terence Martin is more than a craftsman. His voice, and the lyrics and rhythms of his songs echo in your head long after." - Marilyn Rea Beyer, Music Director


"Acoustic Guitar Magazine"

"Terence Martin's credentials as a symphony bassist, touring rock musician and poet converge persuasively in this collection of original folk-based material.Acompanied by acoustic fingerpicking, harmonica, mandolin, bass and accordian, Martin's voice and delivery bear comparison to Greg Brown, Gordon Lightfoot and Richie Havens. Martin's emotive lyrics stand out as studies in the use of telling detail, twists on familiar phrases, and crystalline imagery to evoke experiences along life's thorny path." - Gary Joyner


"Dirty Linen magazine"

"It comes as no surprise that songwriter Terence Martin is also a poet. Martin's songs are poetic in structure, sketching out pointed observations of the world around him." - Jim Lee


"Acoustic Live in New York"

"Terence Martin is one of those songwriters who somehow manage to reach a place where lines are penned that transcend the ordinary." - Richard Cuccaro


"Mixed Bag, WFUV"

"Terence Martin is the real deal:one of those rare singer songwriters who allows you right in to feel what he is singing." - Pete Fornatale


Discography

2002 Sleeper - Good Dog Music
Produced by Terence Martin & Dennis Hrbek
2000 Waterproof - Good Dog Music
produced by Terence Martin & Dennis Hrbek
1997 Division Street - self produced debut release

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Bio

Singer/songwriter Terence Martin was born in London, raised in Los Angeles and is a recent transplant to Larchmont, New York. His musical background includes work as a double bassist in the Burbank Symphony for two years and in several touring rock bands. Also a published poet, his poetry is included in the anthology, "Four Valley Poets."

Terence’s new CD Sleeper, his third release, brings his musical poetry and performance to a new level. The 12 finely crafted originals flow with hauntingly poetic images and elements of folk, roots, blues, country & bluegrass. Sleeper was produced by Terence and Dennis Hrbek and features performances by Jim Allen on guitar, mandolin & accordion, Dan Bonis on dobro, lap steel & 12 string slide, Cadence Carroll on djembe & percussion, Brian Nesgoda on drums, Charlie Karp on electric guitar (Buddy Miles) and Gordon Roehrer on bass. Sleeper has received critical acclaim and national radio airplay on over 100 public & commercial stations, including #3 most promising artist on Album network.

Prior releases by Terence include Division Street and Waterproof, both of which have received excellent reviews and national radio airplay. “Familiar Mysteries”, a song from Waterproof, was selected as the title track on the second CD from the Garland Appeal, the charity for breast cancer research started in memory of Linda McCartney and sanctioned by Paul.

Since his arrival in New York, Terence has shared the stage with such performers as Rosanne cash, Richard Shindell, Lucy Kaplansky, Dar Williams, Richie Havens and Christine Lavin, at such venues as The Bottom Line, Emelin Theatre, Iron Horse Music Hall and The Towne Crier. In April 2001 Terence was a New Folk winner at the New Jersey Folk Festival. He was also a finalist in Tom Rush’s Club 47 Songwriting/Performance Competition.

Terence was selected for the Emerging Artist Showcase at the 2003 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and was one of the top audience vote getters. He will be part of the Falcon Ridge Preview Tour in May 2004 and will be on the Most Wanted stage at FR this year!