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New Album Coming September 29th!

September 12, 2012

You Play My Heart


12 original Texas-Americana compositions and one bilingual cover of Merle Haggard's Sing Me Back Home. The album features an all-star cast of Austin area virtuoso's including Kurt Baumer, formerly of the band LoneStar, Joel Guzman, 5-time Grammy winner, Mark Epstein, bassist for Taj Mahal, Randy Travis, Johnny Winter, Rick Trevino and more.  Official release date is the 29th! --jam
john arthur martinez you play my heart music cd album

 

jAm's Texas Music Cruise 2013!

August 16, 2012

 


John Arthur Martinez, Mike Blakely and friends return to the seas for a 2nd year with a stupendous music cruise and you are invited!!!!!!!


Click this link for pricing and artist info: http://texasmusiccruises.com/jAm-Cruise-2013-flyer.php

jAm and Dash Crofts singing Melody for new song "Dare To Dream Out Loud"

August 12, 2012

john Arthur martinez to release song about Manzano

August 10, 2012

August 09, 2012, 5:45 pm by Alexandria Randolph

Resident musician john Arthur martinez is busy recording a song of inspiration featuring Leo Manzano, Granite Shoals’ Olympic silver medalist.

His new album, "You Play My Heart,” will include a track called Dare to Dream Out Loud, a song that he began writing in 2007. He said the song was inspired by Manzano’s participation in the NCAA Championships.

"I wrote (the song) just before the 2008 Olympic Games,” martinez said. "It was written from the
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Kent Finlay Songswap w Ketchum, Snider, Maines, Robison and more

March 22, 2012

I'm not sure what to make of this. It appears Hal Ketchum is making a stand, Todd Snider and I are distracted by a fan, Big John Mills is reaching for a brew, Kent & Lloyd Maines are discussing the music business, Terri Hendrix finds something really funny, Bruce Robison is tuning all the while James McMurtry is on a bathroom break or a wine run. --jam


john Arthur martinez admired by Johnny Rodriguez

February 15, 2012

john Arthur was mentioned by Johnny Rodqriguez during an interview with Country Music People last month. See the quote below and you can read the full article by clicking the link below.

Perhaps the more pop-orientated music currently favoured by the ‘men in suits’ over on Music Row has been a contributing factor in the lack of new up-and-coming Latin American talent to rival the steel-guitar-and-fiddleheavy sounds of Johnny Rodriguez and Freddy Fender in the 1970s and Rick Treviño in the ‘90s, though
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jAm Live on New Braunfels TV Today at Noon CST

January 12, 2012

john Arthur will be performing live on New Braunfels TV at 12 pm cst today. The show will be braodcast live on the web. Click the link below to watch the show at noon. 

Watch jAm Live on NewBraunfels.TV

New Song "The Open Road" Live at Java jAm

September 22, 2011

Java Jam This Friday Night

August 25, 2011

Come to Milam Street Coffee this Friday night in Wharton, TX for this months Java Jam. Show starts at 6 PM and cover is only $15, but remember you can BYOW (Bring Your Own Wine)!

http://www.whartontxproud.com/2011/08/john-arthur-martinez-performing-at-java.html?spref=fb

The Country Start Page Interview

July 06, 2011

Why country music ?
~ I play country music, because I was born a country boy, raised on the ranches and farmlands of my grandfathers. My father kept the dial of his Chevy truck on KVET 98.1 while my mother absolutely loved the music of Hank Williams, Sr. Even after a degreen in English and Communications I could never outlearn my Texas twang, which becomes more prominent the more tired I get! Plus it's real..

If everything would be possible (waking the dead included) , which two people should sing the ultimate country
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