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Jodi Miranda Martin (born 6 November 1976) is an Australian singer-songwriter living in Sydney. Her professional music career began in mid-1996 while she was still a student, when she was the opening act for Arlo Guthrie's first Australian tour.[1] Brisbane Times called her "one of Australia's most up and coming singer songwriters."[2] She has been influenced by Joni Mitchell and compared to Tracy Chapman and Suzanne Vega.[3]

Jodi Martin
Jodi Martin 2013.jpg
Martin in 2013
Background information
Birth nameJodi Miranda Martin
Born(1976-11-06)6 November 1976
OriginCeduna, South Australia, Australia
GenresPop, folk, rock, folk, adult contemporary
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, guitarist
Years active1997–present
LabelsHot Bread Records
WebsiteJodi Martin official site

Early yearsEdit

Martin grew up in Ceduna. She received a BA in music production from Southern Cross University.[3]


Her first musical success was at the age of 17 when the Dead Ringers Band recorded her song Why on their 1995 album Homefires, which won an ARIA award.[3] Her debut album, Water and Wood, won the North Coast Entertainment Industry's Dolphin Award for Album of the Year in 2001.[4][5] She has played at the Woodford Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Folk Festival, and the East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival, and has toured with Paul Brady, Luka Bloom and The Frames, Arlo Guthrie, Eric Bibb, and The Waifs.[6]


Year Title Chart positions U.S. sales
1997 Sandcastles(Jodi Martin) N/A N/A N/A
2001 Water and Wood N/A N/A N/A
2003 Twenty one Stairs N/A N/A N/A
2005 15 Minutes Out to Sea N/A N/A N/A


  1. ^ Syke, Lloyd Bradford (15 June 2008). "Arlo Guthrie". Australian Stage. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
  2. ^ Feeney, Katherine (8 June 2008). "A night with music legend Arlo Guthrie". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
  3. ^ a b c McFadyen, Warwick (9 May 2006). "Jodi Martin". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
  4. ^ "2001 Dolphin Awards". Northern Rivers Echo. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
  5. ^ "The Winners Circle - A history of The Dolphin Awards". North Coast Entertainment Industry Association. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
  6. ^ "Jodi back briefly". Northern Rivers Echo. 31 July 2003. Retrieved 9 June 2009.

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