Based in Portland Oregon, Singer-songwriter Jeffrey Martin has fostered a dedicated and growing fanbase with grassroots touring, serving up potent lyrical wit, reinforced by his remarkable vocal presence. Although the majority of his material is wholehearted and intense, Martin’s captivating live show brings humour and tears all at once.
“He’s an incredibly rare find among today’s glut of singer-songwriters: a songwriter whose songs are immediately affecting. These are the kind of songs that can change you.”
— Devon Leger
“Dogs in the Daylight is as close to a masterpiece as a folk album by an emerging singer-songwriter can get.” – No Depression
“Jeffrey Martin’s music is not widely known, which is a shame, because he might be the best songwriter in Portland. With lyrics that read like Raymond Carver stories and a voice that’s one breath away from breaking completely apart, Martin’s songs are beautiful, sparse, and utterly devastating. . . . If there is any justice in the world, Martin’s music will soon reach a wider audience and inflict devastation on a much larger scale. “- Santi Elijah Holley, The Portland Mercury
Jeffrey Martin writes music that probes the depths of the human experience and doesn’t shy away from its darkest corners. His songs can feel like short stories from literary giants like Steinbeck, Burroughs, or Cormac McCarthy and possess a raw intensity that comes from seeing his subjects up close. All the struggle, hurt, strife, and heartbreak that comes from living in this world are laid bare and unvarnished, yet somehow, Martin manages to mine and make space for what beauty remains
Presently, Jeffrey Martin is writing for his fourth full-length album at a deliberative pace and making plans to enter the studio to record this winter.