A veteran bluesman that can hold his head high next to our neighbours to the south, Martin Goyette made his bones with an undeniable, incredible voice. Powerful, whisky-throated and raw, it drives home the sound, twinned with his super-watt harmonica playing. The Montreal artist arrives with songs from a new album released in 2013, Sweet Warm Jelly, a sonic jam of blues, jazz and gospel guaranteed to warm the heart.
Born in St-Henri, he starts playing the harp at 18 years old listening to the Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson of this world. In 1997 he shook the Quebec blues scene winning Valleyfield en Blues with the Dirty Blues Band.
In 2002, he won Le Prix de la Relève at Festiblues International de Montréal leading the formation Riverside Blues. Then he toured France as an opening act for Mr. Bob Walsh. Goyette was invited to sub Guy Bélanger a couple of time with the band.
He came second in the Toronto Blues Talent Search in 2006 and the following year performed at the Toronto Blues Summit.
More recently, Martin played the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Sherblues Festival, au Tremblant International Blues Festival, Trois-Rivières en Blues, Joliette’s October Blues or as an opening act for the prince of soul and funk, Lee Fields. He is also often in show in Montreal at Divan Orange, Bistro à Jojo or at Upstairs.