Hello, everyone! How are you doing? I have not posted anything here or on any of my other social media in a while due to my being under the weather a couple of times in recent weeks as well as having to help my dad out due to foot surgery that he has had a couple of months ago, but hopefully, I will be back on the open mic stage in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina again within the next week or two. So keep checking back here for the latest info. Thank you very much for your support.
Cover version of Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley
© 2017 Benji Martin Music
Cover version of Have I Told You Lately by Sir Rod Stewart and Sir Van Morrison
©2017 Benji Martin Music
Cover version of Wish I Knew You by the Revivalists
This video contains coarse language.
©2017 Benji Martin Music
Good evening, #Martinisers! How are you doing? I hope that you had a good Thanksgiving holiday. I will be back at Westerwood Tavern in Greensboro tomorrow night for another open mic. It starts at 9 PM with sign-ups beginning a half hour earlier, and it is hosted by Matty Sheets of Greensboro-based group Lightweight. So if you’re in the downtown area of the Gate City, head over to Westerwood and rock out with myself and the other artists who’ll be there!
Hello, #Martinisers! How are you doing? I am doing great, especially after my performance at the Muddy Creek Cafe in Bethania yesterday evening. I was pleased to see everyone there, including the event’s emcee, Country Dan Collins, but I was surprised to see three other fellow musicians there from the Garage: Johnny “Hootie” Hoots (who is one of the most excellent bassists I have ever heard), Richard Boyd of the Bo-Stevens, and Fish (the artist formerly known as Catfish). If you do not know these guys, Google them for more information. My set at the Muddy Creek last night included Beth (Y’d U Have 2 Leave Me), an original that I wrote more than a decade ago but reedited a couple of years ago after a girl l liked very much broke my heart, plus I Wish I Knew You by the Revivalists and Wonderful Christmastime by Sir Paul McCartney and Wings. I cannot express enough what a great time I had singing and hearing the other musicians’ performances, nor can I say enough how pleased I was to see Hootie, Fish, and Richard again after being away from the open mic stage for several years.
To close, I also want to add that I will take next week off from performing due to the Thanksgiving holiday. I hope that you and your family have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
Hey, Greensboro, get ready because I will be back at Westerwood Tavern on Guilford Avenue tomorrow evening for another open mic night, hosted by Matty Sheets of Greensboro-based group Lightweight. The event starts at 9 PM with sign-ups starting a half hour earlier. If you sing, play an instrument, or both, I encourage you to come out to Westerwood and play for us a song or two. See ya there!