Buffalo News Review: Jeff Martin Tour

Jeff Martin brings his first tour as solo artist to Buffalo

By JEFF MIERS
NEWS POP MUSIC CRITIC
7/7/2006

Former Tea Party mastermind Jeff Martin kicks off the second leg of his very first tour as a solo artist with a gig here in Buffalo on Thursday, part of this summer’s Thursday at the Square summer concert series.

Martin and his new band – which includes Jimmy Page & Robert Plant drummer Michael Lee, percussionist Ritesh Das of the Toronto Tabla Ensemble and local multi-instrumentalist Nelson Starr – toured Canada a few weeks back, immediately following the release of Martin’s solo debut nod, “Exile and the Kingdom,” a record that deepens the dramatic, technicolor, world-music-infused strains of hard rock that the Tea Party spent more than a decade developing.

Following his Buffalo appearance, Martin will continue on with further Canadian dates – a few of them supporting alt-rock quartet Live – and ultimately end up in Australia, where he’s likely to be greeted as a returning hero – the Tea Party has always been a favorite of the Australian rock cognoscente.

The Thursday at the Square show starts off with a set from Burning Paris at 5 p.m. Admission, as always, is free.

WHO: Jeff Martin with Burning Paris
WHEN: Next Thursday
WHERE: Lafayette Square
TICKETS: Free
INFO: www.buffaloplace.com

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