Martin Praetorius - It's OK, I'm still laughing!
Martin Praetorius, the Essen, Germany born singer-songwriter, has long been at home on the stages of the world and has toured in Scandinavia, Ireland, England and Scotland and all over Europe. He played at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and at "The Stone Pony" and the "Wonder Bar" in Asbury Park, New Jersey, the legendary stomping grounds of no other than Bruce Springsteen.
Living on the road and touring constantly without a permanent base, the pandemic has stopped him in his tracks.
Stranded on the shores of the Baltic Sea in the North of Germany, he recorded a couple of tracks with Transatlantic Trails, his songwriting partnership with Jen Hajj from Idylwild, California.
Eoin O'Neill and Fiachna O'Braonain started playing him on Irish radio. He has been a regular since on Late Date on RTE Radio 1, and on "The West Wind" on Clare FM, both with the duo and his solo works and is being picked up by more stations in Ireland and the UK.
His music couches somewhere in the twilight zone between Roots-Rock, Folk, Americana and Celtic influences. Although inspired by many of the great songwriters, often sharing the stage with well-known calibres of the international songwriting scene, Martin Praetorius presents his own style and sings short stories that aim point-blank, straight at the heart.
He has released two albums under his name, "Affairs of the heart" and the current, "Tales from the feverworld" on the German POTTpeople label.
The new album, "It's Ok, I'm still laughing!" is scheduled for release on November 5th, 2021.
„And so will I“ - official video
'Into the mystic' - the new single, written by Van Morrison:
'I'll tell me ma' - Praetorius' take on the well known traditinional
"January" - footage from the Copenhagen Songwriters Festival 2017
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