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Texas Platters

Country mile

Reviewed by Margaret Moser, August 14, 2009, Music

John Arthur Martinez

Purgatory Road (Apache Ranch)

Like his college roommate Todd Snider, John Arthur Martinez tends toward the folky side of country-flavored story-songs. Purgatory Road finds an even keel with the rough highway tales of self-incrimination and loss ("Can't Outdrink the Truth," "Utopia") that are thoughtful without wallowing in hopelessness and despair ("Cobalt Blue," "Thunder & Lightning"). "Que No Puede Ver" puts him square in the Americano camp, too.

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The Austin Chronicle

https://www.austinchronicle.com/music/2009-08-14/821456/

Texas Platters

Country mile

Reviewed by Margaret Moser, August 14, 2009, Music

John Arthur Martinez

Purgatory Road (Apache Ranch)

Like his college roommate Todd Snider, John Arthur Martinez tends toward the folky side of country-flavored story-songs. Purgatory Road finds an even keel with the rough highway tales of self-incrimination and loss ("Can't Outdrink the Truth," "Utopia") that are thoughtful without wallowing in hopelessness and despair ("Cobalt Blue," "Thunder & Lightning"). "Que No Puede Ver" puts him square in the Americano camp, too.

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