The UK Blues Awards Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year, 2021, (he’ll be representing the United Kingdom at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis this May 6th-9th 2022) the Northern Irish blues guitarist DOM MARTIN is to release a new single, titled “12 Gauge” this January 28th, taken from his forthcoming album, “A Savage Life” due April 8th.
Produced by Grammy Nominated Chris O’Brien (The High Kings, Waterboys) “A Savage Life” was recorded in Belfast and Dublin during the second half of 2021. The album features songs arranged by Dom (guitar and vocals), with accompanists Dave Thompson (bass guitar) and Laurence McKeown (drums).
a musketoon of heavy rockin’ vibes, dry ashplant vocals, and sputtering slide…Raw Ramp Music Magazine
About the unmistakable soulfulness that’s been given expression on this album, Dom explains: “A Savage Life is another part of my life story and is also, in a small part, in memory of a great friend who passed away in 2021. It’s my blues, it’s real and I have to live with it!”
The new single is a musketoon of heavy rockin’ vibes, dry ashplant vocals, sputtering slide, and griddle-splashing crackle!
If you can imagine the garage rock of 13th Floor Elevators permeated by the genuine adroitness of early era Taste you’d be some way to comprehending the magnificent enormousness of this sound!
“A Savage Life” is due Friday 8 April 2022 and available to pre-order from:
Main photo: Jim Heal