Across The Margin : The Podcast — Billy Martin’s Guilty

Across The Margin: The Podcast serves up an interview with legendary musician Billy Martin (aka illy B, of Medeski Martin & Wood / The Lounge Lizards), on the heels of the release of his new solo album, Guilty…

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In this latest episode of Across The Margin: The Podcast host Michael Shields converses with American composer, percussionist, visual artist, educator and record producer Billy Martin. Best known as a member of the musical trio Medeski Martin & Wood, Billy Martin recently released an album entitled Guilty, which displays a vast array of his dynamic talents. Co-produced by Rob Reinfurt (aka Night Marcher) Guilty finds Martin playing his own bass riffs for the very first time with the album including outstanding contributions from such musical savants as Marc Ribot (guitar), John Medeski (keyboards), Alexandria Smith (trumpet), Jen Liu (harp), and Martin Dosh (electronics).

Throughout the episode, Michael and Billy discuss the ins and outs of the album, his important work with the Creative Music Studio, the crafting of the music video for “Geek Love” (which Martin directed), coming up in the NYC music scene in the ‘80s, and much more.

Follow Billy Martin at BillyMartin.net and on Instagram at @illybeats.

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— The music video for “Geek Love” off of Guilty, directed by by Bill Martin — 

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