Delivering on our promise to bring you conversations with content creators – we are pleased to introduce you to StompTown Revival! If you love acoustic guitars and with a curious mix of indie rock and folksy blues, you’ll love this music!
Having just returned from touring in Taiwan, we were delighted when Gabe Martinez accepted our invitation to join us for a conversation!
About StompTwon Revival & Gabe Martinez
StompTown Revival brings together Brandon Bee, a solo artist who also has over 80 production credits to his name, and Gabe Martinez, front man for critically acclaimed band Circleslide.
Independently, Bee’s and Martinez’s past music has been compared to the likes of Arcade Fire, the Beatles, and Coldplay.
Gabe Martinez – our guest in this episode – sought out blues music wherever he could find it, which was difficult for a teenager in San Antonio, Texas. “My dad bought me one of my favorite gifts ever,” Martinez recalls, “a box set of the complete recordings of Robert Johnson. I read the liner notes and realized the majority of those songs were recorded in San Antonio. I started feeling a kinship to the blues. In fact, my dad, who was a pastor of a very conservative church, took me to see a bluesman, John Hammond Jr., play, when I was maybe 14 or 15, simply because I expressed an interest in the harmonica. That was the first instrument I learned to play.”
You can follow StompTown Revival online at the following locations:
The song Guiding Me Home (© Save The City Records) is used with permission and is available for purchase on iTunes.
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