Artwork Credit: Greta Miller/Photo credit: Billie-Shaye Style Photography
The long-awaited debut EP, Easy To Love, from powerhouse couple Joe & Martina has released. The music was co-produced by Joe Costa and Ben Watts, mixed by Ben Watts and mastered by Alex Dobbert. Studio musicians that worked on the project include Grady Saxman (drums, programming), Paul Amundson (bass), Allan Benton (bass and background vocals, Lee Turner (piano, B3 and keyboards), Sol Philcox-Littlefield (electric and acoustic guitar), Joe Costa (acoustic guitar), Preston Wait (fiddle), Eddy Dunlap (steel guitar) and Bruce Gillespie (background vocals).
Easy To Love is available now for streaming and download on all digital music platforms including Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora and more. To listen click HERE.
“Martina and I have seen so much life, made new friends and heard so many stories from the time we’ve spent in bars all across the nation playing music. I think that is really what this EP is about. It is the life events we’ve witnessed or experienced under the neon lights. The heartbreak (Hangover) to getting over the heartbreak (Rhinestoned) to finding that one who is perfect for you (Easy To Love) and expressing that love/affection (Brighter Than Neon).” ~ Joe Costa
“It was a blast working on this EP with Joe & Martina. To me, it perfectly reflects their growth and years of honing ‘their sound’ with genuine well-crafted songwriting and production elements that pay homage to the past while keeping a firm foothold in the present. I hope country fans love this as much as I do!” ~ Ben Watts, Co-Producer
When shows came to a standstill in 2020, Joe & Martina decided to record some music to stay creative. This song collection perfectly represents what they’ve experienced as people and the growth they’ve shared as artists. It has true country roots that people know and expect from their music, while also allowing them to experiment with sounds like never before. Easy To Love is the perfect marriage of today’s music and the classic country sounds the couple grew up on.
Easy To Love Track List:
- Brighter Than Neon (Joe Costa, Dustin Huff, Ray Fulcher)
- Hangover (Joe Costa, Cassidy Lynn, Dan Wilson)
- Rhinestoned (Joe Costa, Erin Enderlin, Kimberly Kelly)
- Easy To Love (Joe Costa, Dustin Huff, Kelsey Hart, Kelby Costner)
Catch Joe & Martina on the road as they promote their new music. Show dates listed below.
JOE & MARTINA TOUR & PERFORMANCE DATES:
- July 10 – Lynchburg, TN – Lynchburg Music Fest
- July 28 – Paso Robles, CA – CA Midstate Fair
More dates to be added soon.
Stay current with Joe & Martina on their website at joeandmartina.com. There you’ll find links to all of their social media sites as well.
Photo credit: Randi Kampen
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*Featured photo credit: Billie-Shaye Style Photography/Artwork credit: Greta Miller