For three decades Eddie has written for, and toured and recorded in small group formats, building up relationships with top musicians around the world.
His small band work encompasses “power-trio” in the blues-rock tradition (as on his current release “Black White and Blue“), to traditional blues styles (as in his new 50s-inspired outfit “The 58s”), and experimental fusions (jazz, funk) but always with original compositions.
Eddie’s skills as a stand-alone guitarist on slide and standard guitar, both acoustic and electric, are the bed-rock of his charismatic live performances in small bands, and have won him acclaim and awards throughout his career.
However, Eddie’s ability to play sophisticated harmonica techniques on a rack while simultaneously playing guitar is a key feature of his small group performances. This enables both a bigger and more varied sound than the usual guitar-based blues/ blues-rock trios, and the introduction of innovations such as horn section riffs and themes on harmonica and guitar, and simultaneous guitar harmonica soloing.
“Armed with his favored red Gibson
ES-335, Martin is the consummate
bandleader, writing all the tunes and
tossing off stinging lead licks and soulful vocals”
“Excellent..his blistering live sets are the stuff of legend”
Small Band Releases:
Blue to the Bone 1997
Fires and Floods 1998
Live in the USA 2000
Pillowcase Blues 2002
Play The Blues With Feeling 2004
Contrary Mary 2007
Blues Took Me By The Hand Vol 2 2014
Black White and Blue 2016