Stand Your Ground
From Amazon Review:
"Stand Your Ground" by Nashville Star 2nd place winner John Arthur Martinez is pure listening pleasure. From the beginning cut of "Man who holds the B... Read full review"Stand Your Ground" by Nashville Star 2nd place winner John Arthur Martinez is pure listening pleasure. From the beginning cut of "Man who holds the Bow" --one of those songs that I immediately find myself singing along with-to the fast-paced, tongue-twisting, kid-pleasing Armadillo Song, to story telling of "Spinning Our Wheels", this album holds something for everyone.
Some of the songs made me an instant fan; others grew on me each time I listened to them. "Jack of All Hearts", "Man Who holds the Bow", and "El Rio Amor" fit the first category.
"Every Day is Christmas" and "Stand your Ground" fit the second.
"The Armadillo song" is in a category of its own and is pure fun to listen to, clap to, and to sing--if you dare to try!!
john Arthur proves himself an extremely versitile artist, able to master everything from the Texas swing of "A Girl Named Texas", to the rockin'beat of "Wild" to the thought-provoking ballad title song. "El Rio Amor" reminds me of the late-great Marty Robbins and john Arthurs voice is at its perfection in this song.
Though "Pool Hall" seems to attract some listeners, it was not among my favorites. Even so, I have to admit I did find myself "singing along" after a dozen or so plays.
My least favorite "Married to her Memory" is a beautiful ballad, but I found it a little depressing for my taste.
I highly recommend this album and john Arthur martinez. Due to his signing with Dualtone Records and recent release of his first single, this upcoming artist should be among the charttoppers in the near future.