Joe Martin is one of the forerunners of the budding Americana scene in the UK. Being first inspired by the hit US show 'Nashville', Joe has been on an incredible musical journey over the past few years which has recently led to him performing at the pre-eminent Bluebird Cafe in Nashville Tennessee as well as rubbing shoulders with his songwriting idol John Paul White of the Civil Wars.
Growing up listening to artists such as Glen Campbell, John Denver and Crosby, Stills and Nash, Joe was no stranger to the world of Country music, but only decided to start writing Country and Americana songs after hearing more contemporary artists like the Civil Wars, Kacey Musgraves and Jason Isbell. After founding a Country band at college Joe went on to support acts like The Shires, Ward Thomas and perform at festivals such as Country to Country and Underneath the Stars. Since the moment of inspiration struck after watching the US drama Nashville Joe has always wanted to visit the home of Country music and recently fulfilled a small dream of playing to a full crowd at the Bluebird Cafe where he also released his debut EP 'Small World' to much acclaim.