31 March 2017
special guest: Antje Duvekot
On Friday, March 31, Martyn Joseph makes his me&thee debut with one of the coffeehouse’s favorites, Antje Duvekot. Both of these musicians have walked the walk and sung the song and are contributing to humanitarian efforts across the world. This is sure to be one of the most inspirational evenings of the year at the me&thee.
Concert starts at 8:00 pm.
Martyn Joseph has been compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn, and Dave Matthews. He has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerizing live performer and stands in his own right. He owns the stage. He owns his music. He owns his message. He does it all well. Martyn is a unique talent driven by passion, social awareness, and a love for his trade. “Experiencing a Martyn Joseph show is a life-changing experience,” exclaims Kathy Sands-Boehmer, booking manager of the me&thee. Trust us. “This is a show NOT to be missed.”
Martyn Joseph was awarded Best Male Artist at the 2004 BBC Welch Music Awards and in 2012 his song “There’s Always Maybe” won the best folk song category in the World Independent Music Awards. Concerned with making music that is relevant and vital to his audience, he engages with challenging narratives tackling the complexity of the human condition.
Martyn’s latest CD, Sanctuary, was released to great acclaim and was produced by Grammy award winner, Ben Wisch. Martyn Joseph has won the love of audiences from the USA and Canada to Europe through an impressive number of live shows. He’s a unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade. According to the Boston Globe, a Martyn Joseph show is “a profound experience.”
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Antje Duvekot is a me&thee favorite and she has been collaborating with Martyn Joseph for some time. Former Rolling Stone music editor Dave Marsh says of Antje’s recording: “I have had this reaction once in the last 10 years and that was the first time I heard Patty Griffin.” Trust Dave’s ears. Antje first appeared on the me&thee stage in 2006 and we have stood by her talent, her music, her passion for community and humankind. Her latest CD, Toward the Thunder, is a testimony to Antje’s voice in the acoustic music world and to heartfelt lyrics and musical interpretations of music that matters. Experiencing Antje with Martyn equals pure magic.
- On Martyn Joseph:
- Stunning, heartfelt music“ Bob Harris BBC Radio 2
- Intelligent and enlightened songs are both energising and provocative…from subtle tenderness to growly indignation. A Welsh national treasure MOJO
- Heartfelt and ultimately optimistic songs Songlines
- One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain today…tough and passionate“ Tom Robinson BBC 6 music
- One of acoustic music’s most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters Q Magazine
- A profound experience The Boston Globe
- Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility Time Out
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- Antje Duvekot’s provocative, dark-eyed ballads are becoming the talk of the folk world. Boston Globe
- Duvekot is unique: a disarming, talented performer and a songwriter with awesome range and a poet’s command of language. Minor Seventh
- There’s a youthful innocence in her voice that is immediately disarming and easy to enjoy. Daily Local News
- What a blessing to have worked with someone as talented as Antje. With a voice like hers, and songs as good as these, a producer (especially a first-time producer!) just tries to get out of the way, to do no harm, and to let the artist speak for herself. Richard Shindell