"The Last Black and White TV is of the 10 best discs of 2010!" - George Maida, WCVE, Richmond, VA -
" Terence Martin's new cd, The Last Black and White TV blew me away with it's "quiet" intensity. This is the finest in a long string of excellent albums from Terence. The depth and subtlety of his imagery as well as his superlative use of metaphor to burrow down into the heart and soul of relationships is non-pareil. He is also a master of effective vocal restraint. I love the way his husky semi-whisper makes it seem like you are privy to these universal truths he is imparting. ...Good, good stuff. " - John Hammel, Homegrown Radio -
NY folk/americana singer songwriter and published poet Terence Martin has released his new CD, The Last Black and White TV. It features 10 new original songs by Terence and his long time collaborator, Gregory Hicks, written in the Santa Monica Mountains and the Eastern Sierras in California during 4 creative weeks in the summer of 2009. This is Terence’s 6th release, his most honest and musically accessible to date. The spirit of spontaneity and naturalness was taken into the studio, with tracks recorded live, highlighting the honesty and simplicity of the songs.
Produced by Terence and Dennis Hrbek, the CD features performances by Dan Bonis on archtop guitar, lap steel & dobro, Gordon Roehrer on bass and Clifford Carter (James taylor, Paul Simon) on keyboards (“A Little Mercy”)
Terence’s previous CDs, Even Trade, Lost Hills, Sleeper, Waterproof & his debut, Division Street have all received national radio airplay & excellent reviews. "Familiar Mysteries”, a song from Waterproof, was selected for the title track on the second CD from the Garland Appeal, the charity for breast cancer research started in memory of Linda McCartney and sanctioned by her husband Paul McCartney.
Terence has shared the stage with an impressive line-up of national acts, including Rosanne Cash, Roger McGuinn, Christine Lavin, Dar Williams, and Richie Havens. He’s performed on the Most Wanted Stage at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, been a New Folk winner at the NJ Folk Festival, a finalist in the Mountain Stage New Song Contest, received honorable mention in the Mid Atlantic Song Contest for “East of the River” and performed at the 2006 Boston Folk Festival. His song, “Go Ask the Rain” from Even Trade, was selected for Best Song in the male singer songwriter category, in the 2009 Just Plain Folks Music Awards.
“Martin is a poet in the greatest sense of the word.” (Singer & Musician magazine)
“An extraordinarily skillful writer whose powerful songs are impossible to forget.” (Charlie Backfish ,WUSB radio)