The Barclay Martin Ensemble
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The Barclay Martin Ensemble

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"Review for The Age of Information EP"

" of the more refined singer-songwriters in the city—as comfortable handling jazzy undertones (“Trickle Down”) as he is with straight-up acoustic folk (“Ain’t It a Shame?”) or country blues (“The Night Hank Williams Died”). ... If you’ve seen him live but not with a band, buy this CD, listen and wonder what some appropriate midsize record label is waiting for. He’s got presence, skills and the voice that turns heads.”

The Kansas City Star
August 10, 2006 - Timothy Finn for the Kansas City Star


'Promise on a String' LP -- 2004
'The Age of Information' EP -- 2006

Tracks which have had radio airplay:
"Trickle Down" -- from 'The Age of Information'
"Mercy My" -- from 'Promise on a String'

--several others have been broadcast through streaming and podcasts



The strength of this ensemble is in its musical diversity. Between them, the group brings extensive experience in genres such as jazz, singer/songwriter folk, classical, latin, rock and pop. The ensemble is a blend of extensive formal training and a raw, self-taught artistic sensibility.

Our Story:
Assembled in Kansas City, The Barclay Martin Ensemble is the confluence of professional musicians from various corners of the city's rich musical tradition. All members have been leaders of successful Midwest-based groups and have joined together to create a new project.

Influences are as broad as its sound, and include:
Igor Stravinsky
Paul Simon
Herbie Hancock
Astor Piazzolla
Bobby Watson
The Beatles
Billie Holliday
Bob Marley
Terry Bozzio
Patty Griffin