If an Ohio music festival occurs and no folk artists perform, did the festival really happen? Luckily, Red White & Brew attendees won’t have to ask this question. With a rocking and rolling lineup, Cody J. Martin will be a perfect balance with his finger-picking folk tendencies and emotive lyricism. Anyone following the young musician on Instagram will realize he’s heavily influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Elliott Smith.
Emotionally powerful performances are Martin’s forte, as proved by his 2014 full-length Somewhere You’d Rather Be. The blues are eminent and the spirit is undeniable; the album has been making such a good impression on listeners that it received a spot in Cleveland Music City’s “30 Best Cleveland Albums of 2014” list .
Clearly this up-and-coming artist is one you don’t want to miss. You can follow Martin’s activity on Twitter , and a schedule of upcoming shows is available on his website . And of course, don’t miss him when he performs at the GCA’s fourth annual Red White & Brew!