'Dogs in the Daylight is as close to a masterpiece as a folk album by an emerging singer-songwriter can get.' -- No Depression
Portland, Oregon's Jeffrey Martin is a minister's son who can build a house with his bare hands and holds a master's degree in English. He worked his way through school as a carpenter, then, following graduation, spent four years teaching high school.
It was during that time that his career as a songwriter came into bloom. Struggling to strike a balance between his increasingly rigorous Northwest/West Coast touring and his efforts to get teenagers to love words as much as he did, Martin found himself in the tricky position of having to choose between his two passions.
We connect the authentic voices of American Roots singer-songwriters to an appreciative listening audience and community through our intimate live music venue and independently-produced programming.