Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Martyrs, Spring Fling, Blackstone Country Club, Aurora, CO, 2014-04-12


We approached this show with some trepidation. We were without Marley Forman, bass player extraordinaire. Also, we literally had not practiced collectively, as Martyrs, all year. 

What do we know? We had cool digs, a subdued crowd, and a surprisingly good set. Must be muscle memory.


Please send us any band pix you may have taken. We'll be posting audio and video (Terry recorded the entire show and filmed half of it).

Setlist:
Harlem River Blues (Justin Townes Earle) 
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Bob Dylan / The Band) 
Cruel to Be Kind (Nick Lowe) 
Lookin' For A Love (Neil Young) 
If I Needed Someone (The Beatles)
Love Me Like A Man (Bonnie Raitt) 
Cuyahoga (R.E.M.) 
Lodi (Creedence Clearwater Revival) 
You Tell Me Why (The Beau Brummels) 
Carroll Street Station (KaiserCartel) 
The Gulf of Mexico (Steve Earle) 
There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight (Hank Williams) 
(You Never Can Tell) C'est La Vie (Chuck Berry/ EmmyLou Harris 
The Worst Day Since Yesterday (Flogging Molly) 
Losing My Religion (R.E.M.) 
Have You Seen the Rain? (Creedence Clearwater Revival) 

Image: Legacy Academy c. 2014

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Martyrs, Spring Fling, Legacy Academy, Elizabeth CO, 04.28.12

A weird night.  We knew Bob would be in Las Vegas, but didn't anticipate Mollie being sick.  It was our first all-Dave-and-Paul-on-vocals show.  Thankfully, the organizers only needed two 45 minute sets, which worked out perfectly.

The crowd was appreciative and the school made lots of dough from their chili and pie cook/bake offs and silent auction.  All things considered, it was a gas.

Pre-show

We'll post some audio later (the entire show was taped by Marley).  Also, please send any images you may taken of the band.  Thanks.

Setlist:
Harlem River Blues (Justin Townes Earle)
Cuyahoga (R.E.M.)
Cruel to Be Kind (Nick Lowe)
Carmelita (Warren Zevon)
You Tell Me Why (The Beau Brummels)
Ball and Chain (Social Distortion)
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Bob Dylan / The Band)
There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight (Hank Williams)
The Worst Day Since Yesterday (Flogging Molly)
Lodi (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Lookin' For A Love (Neil Young)
Heartaches By the Number (Ray Price)
The Gulf of Mexico (Steve Earle)
Image: Dave Tallent c. 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Martyrs, Parent's Night Out Fiesta and Auction, Colorado Horse Park Ballroom, Parker CO, 04.13.12

Our first show of the year was well received by attendees at the Franktown Elementary School PTO's biggest fundraiser of the year. Many thanks to organizer/host Patti Kyne for including Martyrs in their event.

Most of the Martyrs: Ladd May, Marley Forman, Mollie Martin, Paul Ermisch (seated); Bob Utberg

We have no glamour pix of the entire band (please forward your images) and forgot to bring business cards, but we sounded killer due largely to new members Rex Smith (keyboards) and Marley Forman (bass).

Marley Forman and Rex Smith, rehearsal, Los Analog Studios, 04.12.12

Setlist:
Have You Ever Seen the Rain (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
You Tell Me Why (The Beau Brummels)
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Bob Dylan / The Band)
Imagine (John Lennon)
There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight (Hank Williams)
The Worst Day Since Yesterday (Flogging Molly)
Love Me Like a Man (Bonnie Raitt)
Ripple (Grateful Dead)
Lucille (The Everly Brothers)

Lookin' For A Love (Neil Young)
Lodi (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Heartaches By the Number [Ray Price] (Roseanne Cash)
The Gulf of Mexico (Steve Earle)

All images: Dave Tallent c. 2012

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Cruisin' Cats, Colfax Avenue Cruise and Poker Run, 9.24.11

Michael Cone, guitar virtuoso for Cruisin' Cats, Cruisin' Oldies 950 AM's "house band," asked Dave to fill in on drums for their gig at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The band provided music for the participants and spectators at the 2011 Colfax Avenue Cruise and Poker Run.

"The band's been playing in Denver for nearly 20 years, is ├╝ber tight, almost telepathic," said Dave. "They were way beyond my pay scale, but wonderfully patient and kind. It was a once in a lifetime gig for me."



Setlist (random):


"No matter how beautiful, never use a drunk chick as a photographer" - Unknown
Michael Cone (guitar), Cary (guitar, keyboards), Randy Jay (guitar), Josh Filley (bass), Dave Tallent (drums)



Friday, August 19, 2011

Martyrs, I'm 18 (private party), Centennial CO, 08.19.11

A mellow crowd of revelers celebrated as Martyrs played and soaked up the view of their community's riparian area. Frisbees, a fire pit, and late arriving rains made for a perfect evening.


Setlist:
Have You Ever Seen the Rain (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Cruel to Be Kind (Nick Lowe)
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (Lucinda Williams)
Ball and Chain (Social Distortion)
Heartaches By the Number [Ray Price] (Roseanne Cash)
I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)
Silver Threads and Golden Needles [Wanda Jackson] (Linda Ronstadt)
Ship of Fools (World Party)

Lookin' For A Love (Neil Young)
Lodi (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Cuyahoga (R.E.M)
Carroll Street Station (KaiserCartel)
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Bob Dylan / The Band)
Ripple (Grateful Dead)
You Tell Me Why (The Beau Brummels)

Lucille (The Everly Brothers)
The Gulf of Mexico (Steve Earle)
Truckin' (Grateful Dead)
[You Never Can Tell] C'est La Vie [Chuck Berry] (Emmylou Harris)
The Worst Day Since Yesterday (Flogging Molly)
Think [Aretha Franklin] (Joan Osborne)
Carmelita (Warren Zevon)
Love Me Like a Man (Bonnie Raitt)
Angel From Montgomery [John Prine] (Bonnie Raitt)
Harlem River Blues (Justin Townes Earle)

Losing My Religion (R.E.M.)

(new song)

Kent Brown, Mollie Martin, Dave Tallent, Paul Ermisch; Ladd May

Images: Dave Tallent, c. 2011