Beverley Martyn turns..

BEVERLEY MARTYN turns the clock back to her early musical loves including jug bands and Memphis Minnie blues, as well as revisiting songs she recorded with her wayward genius former husband, John Martyn, and previewing her forthcoming album in this relaxed, informal hour.

She’s no longer the sweetly wistful singer of the Stormbringer! and The Road to Ruin albums but the years have added character and graininess, making the warnings issued in Women and Malt Whisky all the more sagacious. Her supportive band add backbone and creativity – The Road to Ruin’s Auntie Aviator features a particularly fine guitar solo – and fans of Nick Drake will want to hear how the song they started together, a slightly ravaged Reckless Jane, turned out some 40 years later.

Rob Adams
Herald Scotland
13 August 2013

The Meeting Place
Edinburgh
7 August 2013