MP3 Martin Rivas - Bottleneck
This first release by a former member of Serious Pilgrim has got a wide array of pop hooks, the emotional weight of alt-country, and a period piece or two thrown in to boot!
10 MP3 Songs
POP: Beatles-pop, ROCK: Roots Rock
Martin Rivas, former guitarist/singer with Serious Pilgrim, current guitarist/multiinstrumentalist with Jesse Gage and Otis, released his second solo album, Bottleneck, in 2002. The first collection of songs by Martin that was intended to appear as an official "album," Bottleneck contains some wonderfully catchy melodies, introspective, hopeful lyrics, and the odd lap steel solo here and there.
Standouts include "Back There," "Part of the Deal," "My Little Soul," "What a Guy," and the wonderfully offbeat "Star Notes."
Martin continues to write and perform as part of Jesse Gage and Otis, whose debut album is being produced by Grammy award-winning John Seymour (Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Bouncing Souls). Martin plans to continue making steady-but-sporadic acoustic appearances throughout the Northeast United States.
Lyrics, concert dates, and plenty of bonus tracks are available at https://www.tradebit.com.