Singer/songwriter from The Netherlands. Writes and sings in english with regards to traditional country and folky music. Produces albums in his own studio and tries to make it all sound pretty natural. As if he's playing in your own livingroom or bedroom, whatever you want..
Martin van de Vrugt stands for:
Self written songs: Since 1980 I am writing and playing my own songs. I am a singer and I play on several mostly acoustic guitars and other string-instuments like banjo, mandoline and bass. I am also a harmonica player.
Strong, lively and sometimes emotional stage appearance the shows are very dynamic and people are often very moved after listening to my songs. "Lets make some people cry!"
Great sounding cd productions: I have my own recording-studio so I can work when-ever I like to. Other artists have already found my studio too. I have made some very inspired cd's as a solo artist and for several other great Dutch artists and bands.
I've roamed the stages in and around holland for about thirty years. I've been in many places and loved them all.
Èh well... quite some influences. Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (also as individuals!), James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Iris Dement, The Be Good Tanyas, JJ Cale, Todd Rundren, Ryan Adams, Kim Richey, David Sylvian, etc. etc.
Mostly self built