Exciting new gigs!

Upcoming Shows

Oct 20, 2017 The Rose, in Pasadena, CA Buy Tickets

Oct 21, 2017 The Coach House, in San Juan Capistrano, CA Buy Tickets

Oct 22, 2017 Canyon Club, in Agoura Hills, CA Buy Tickets

Nov 1, 2017 The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT Buy Tickets

Nov 17, 2017 Breathless Resort in Punta Cana


Sept 3, 2017 Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin, IL

Sept 2, 2017 Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA

Aug 20, 2017 Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Welch, MN

Aug 15, 2017  Sandia  Casino  Amphitheater in Albuquerque, NM

Aug 3, 2017 N Y C B Theatre at Westbury in Westbury, NY

July 30, 2017 Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, PA

July 29, 2017 The Dome Arena in Rochester, NY

July 26, 2017 Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT – PRIVATE EVENT

July 12, 2017 Tosa Tonight in Wauwatosa, WI – Free Community Event – Family Friendly

July 8, Three Rivers, Fort Wayne, IN

June 16, Morango Casino Resort  in Cabazon, CA

June 3, KKLZ Junefest in Henderson, NV

June 2,  Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival in Lake Skinner Rec Area, Temecula, CA

May 19, Wildflower Arts & Music Festival in Richardson, TX

Apr. 22, 2017 Tower Theatre in Fresno, CA

Apr. 21, 2017 HOB Anaheim, Anaheim, CA

Mar. 18, 2017 Kent Stage in Kent, Ohio

Mar. 17, 2017  Dakota Jazz Club  in Minneapolis, MN (2 Shows)

Mar. 11, 2017 Music Millennium in Portland, OR Signing & Music Launch

Nov. 5 , 2016- Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, CADec. 9, 2016-  Silver Legacy Casino in Reno, NV

Sept. 17, 2016-Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho C, CA

Sept. 16, 2016-Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA

Sept. 9, 2016- Humphrey’s By The Bay in San Diego, CA

Sept. 4 , 2016- Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln, CA

Aug. 19, 2016- Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA

Aug. 18 , 2016- B.B King’s NYC in NY, NY

June. 3, 2016- Wiens Family Cellar in Temecula, CA

May. 21, 2016- Yost Theatre in Santa Ana, CA

May. 20, 2016- Canyon Club in Agora Hills, CA

May. 19, 2016- The Rose in Pasadena, CA

Apr. 10, 2016 – The Meyer Theatre in Green Bay, WI

Apr. 8, 2016 – The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL

Jan. 9, 2016 – The Aladdin Theater in Portland, OR

Jan. 7, 2016 – The Triple Door in Seattle, WA

Dec. 19, 2015 – Saban Theatre in LA, CA

Dec. 13, 2015 – Tin Pan in Richmond, VA

Dec. 12, 2015 – World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA

Dec. 11, 2015 – Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ

Dec. 10, 2015 – Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC

Dec. 9, 2015 – The Cutting Room in New York, NY

Dec. 8, 2015 – Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA

Dec. 5, 2015 – Infinity Hall in Norfolk, CT

Dec. 4, 2015 – Johnny D’s in Somerville, MA

Dec. 3, 2015 – Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA

Nov. 29, 2015 – Club Congress in Tucson, AZ

Nov. 28, 2015 – MIM Music Theatre in Phoenix, AZ

Nov. 27, 2015 – The Canyon Club in Agora Hills, CA

Aug 22, 2015 – Vans Surf International in Virginia Beach, VA

July 27, 2015 – City Winery in Napa, CA

July 25, 2015 – Powerhouse Pub in Folsom, CA

July 24, 2015 – The Chapel in San Francisco, CA

July 22, 2015 – Beaumont Summer Concert Series in Beaumont, CA

July 17, 2015 – The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA

July 15, 2015 – MIM Music Theatre in Phoenix, AZ

June 22, 2015 – City Winery – Nashville in Nashville, TN

June 21, 2015 – The Dakota in Minneapolis, MN

June 20, 2015 – City Winery – Chicago in Chicago, IL

June 19, 2015 – The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI

June 13, 2015 – Freemont Street Experience in Las Vegas, NV

May 16, 2015 – Public Square Park in Wilkes-Barr, PA

May 8, 2015 – Dixon May Fair in Dixon, CA

April 25, 2015 – YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts in Bay Shore, NY

April 24, 2015 – The Center for Arts in Natick in Natick, MA

April 23, 2015 – Tin Angel in Philadelphia, PA

April 22, 2015 – Larcom Theatre in Beverly, MA

April 21, 2015 – The Hamilton in Washington, DC

April 19, 2015 – Towne Crier Cafe in Beacon, NY

April 18, 2015 – Infinity Hall – Hartford in Hartford, CT

April 17, 2015 – Fairfield Theatre – StageOne in Fairfield, CT

April 16, 2015 – The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, CT

April 15, 2015 – Highline Ballroom in New York, NY

April 13, 2015 – Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland, OH

January 24, 2015 – Triple Door in Seattle, WA

January 23, 2015 – Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland, OR

January 10, 2015 – City Winery in New York, NY

January 8, 2015 – The Wescott Theater in Syracuse, NY

December 5, 2014 – Molly Malone’s in Los Angeles, CA

As Davis, Hawkes & Jourard, LLP
December 3, 2014 – Vibrato Grill Jazz in Bel Air, CA

September 30, 2014 – The Mint LA in Los Angeles, CA

Martha Davis and Marty Jourard from The Motels as an acoustic duo for the first time.
September 28, 2014 – The Tudor House in Lake Arrowhead, CA

September 26, 2014 – The Canyon in Agoura Hills, CA

August 26, 2014 – Jenk’s Club in Point Pleasant, NJ

August 25, 2014 at 10:00PM – Iridium in New York, NY

August 25, 2014 at 8:00PM – Iridium in New York, NY

August 24, 2014 – Manchester 65 in West Warwick, RI

August 23, 2014 – Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk, CT

August 22, 2014 – Johnny D’s in Boston, MA

August 21, 2014 – Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH


Replay America – The Ultimate 80’s Festival

The Go-Go’s, Martha Davis and The Motels, Scandal, Cutting Crew & Naked Eyes

July 26, 2014 – Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA

July 23, 2014 – Talking Stick Resort (The Go-Go’s & The Motels) in Scottsdale, AZ

July 20, 2014 – The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA

July 19, 2014 – Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln, CA

July 17, 2014 – Chateau St. Michelle in Woodinville, WA

July 14, 2014 – DTE Energy Theater in Clarkston, MI

July 13, 2014 – The Fraze in Kettering, OH

July 11, 2014 – PPL Park in Chester, PA

July 9, 2014 – MAYO PAC in Morristown, NJ

July 8, 2014 – Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA

July 6, 2014 – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL

July 5, 2014 – Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL


June 28, 2014 – The Cave in Big Bear, CA

June 27, 2014 – The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA

Mar 23, 2014 – Dux Live in Christchurch, AU

Mar 22, 2014 – Bodega in Wellington, AU

Mar 21, 2014 – The Studio in Auckland, NZ

Mar 19, 2014 – New Globe Theatre in Brisbane, AU

Mar 17, 2014 – The Basement in Sydney, AU

Mar 16, 2014 – Flying Saucer Club, AU

Mar 15, 2014 – Thornbury Theatre, AU

Mar 14, 2014 – Chelsea Heights Hotel in Melbourne, AU

Mar 12, 2014 – Astor Theatre in Perth, AU

Jan 19, 2014 – Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, CA

Jan 15, 2014 – Studio Seven in Seattle, WA

Jan 11, 2014 – Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR

Jan 9, 2014 – Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA

Sep 29, 2013 – Wickham Park Pavilion in Melburne, FL

Sep 11, 2013 – House of Blues, Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, CA

Sep 3, 2013 – The Down & Out in Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Sep 2, 2013 – with The Bangles at the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, CA

Aug 24, 2013 – Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco, CA

Aug 23, 2013 – BLU 42 in Walnut Creek, CA

Jul 4, 2013 – Ford Paddock Concert Series (Del Mar Fair) in Del Mar, CA

Jul 2, 2013 – bergenPAC (Bergen Performing Arts Center) in Englewood, NJ

Jun 30, 2013 – Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ

Jun 29, 2013 – Tally Ho in Leesburg, VA

Jun 28, 2013 – Zplex in Streetsboro, OH

May 18, 2013 – Lake Arrowhead Village in Lake Arrowhead, CA

May 17, 2013 – Ramona Mainstage in Ramona, CA

May 11, 2013 – M15 Concert Bar & Grill in Corona, CA

April 7, 2013 – Sainte Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA

Apr 6, 2013 – The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA

Apr 5, 2013 – The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA

Dec. 22, 2012 The Brixton, 100 Fisherman Wharf, Redondo Beach (#J) 90277

Dec 21, 2012 Malibu Inn, 22969 PCH, Malibu Ca. 90265

Dec. 14, 2012 Starline, 833 E. Fern, Fresno Ca. 93728

Dec. 13, 2012 Red Devil Lounge, 1655 Polk St. San Francisco, Ca. 94109

Dec. 8, 2012 80’s Winter Wonderland Festival Grounds, Palm Beach Fla.

Dec. 1, 2012  Club New Wave, 17847 Lakewood Blvd. Bellflower, Ca. 90706

Nov. 30, 2012  The Boardwalk, 9426 Greenback Lane,  Orangevale Ca. 95662

Sept. 29th, 2012 Hollywood Bowl

August 11th, 2012 Visalia Theatre, 308 West Main Street, Visalia Calif. 96001 (yes this gig used to be Redding, sorry)

August 10th, 2012 Crest Theatre  1013 K Street Sacramento Calif., 95814

July 20, 2012 at the Brixton, Redondo Beach, Calif

July 27th, 2012 Canyon Club, Agora Hills Calif

July 28th, 2012 Lake Arrowhead, Calif

Friday March 9th   Modesto California The State Theatre 1307 J Street

Saturday March 10,  Monterey California Planet Gimini 2110 N Fremont Street


168 thoughts on “Exciting new gigs!

  1. Hi Martha,
    It was a thrill to meet you in Old Saybrook last night!Your lyrics, sound and looks I, like many others, have admired from afar for a very long time.You provided part of the soundtrack for my life, and helped me get through some very unpleasant years.Thank you.Your band was very tight, and the guitarist had the sound down perfectly.You have met so many people, it is probably like a blur.But I will never forget the honor, you really made my year.Keep doing what you’re doing.

  2. Martha, Just got my tickets for the Talking Stick Resort Show in Scottsdale. Front Row, Seat 8. Last time was at the Hollywood Bowl. Looking forward to seeing you and the band again! Jim

  3. Lol…my hubby has ALWAYS had a crush on you Martha.

    Went to see you about a year ago in Temecula, Ca and you were with a few other bands
    at a Winery there and it was GREATTTTTTTTTT!!


  4. Martha, I saw you way back in 1981 when The Motels opened for The Cars in the Summit in Houston. My first concert ever — and I’ll never forget how great you were! You and your music had a big impact on me as a kid. And now, good memories and music brought me back to listening to The Motels recently and that’s how I found your website. So glad to see you’re still playing and still touring. Will you ever make it back to Houston?

    • Hi Peter, thanks for the note… I bet you we’ll be getting to Houston, maybe next year?? till then lot’s of good stuff happening, new video, new music, all before the end of the year…fingers crossed…m.

      • Hello Martha! I have been a huge fan since I was a little girl growing up in southern Cali in the 80’s. My mother and father were always big fans and I grew up listening with them. And still to this day listen and share with my girl friends whom had never heard of you guys till me. I unfortunately have never had the pleasure to see you guys live. We moved to Michigan just north of Detroit in the 90’s and I’m looking at all of the locations of the gigs and there have been none in my area. That makes me sad. I guess the closest was Ohio and if I had known sooner I know my mother and father would have gladly took a road trip with me to go catch it!! If you are ever in the Detroit area we would definitely be ecstatic and BE there! It would fulfill one of my lifelong wishes. From now on I will be checking on this website periodically in hopes of seeing somewhere within my reach. Keep on rockin!
        Sincerely, Colleen Nolte

      • Thanks so much Colleen, you’re very sweet… Lot’s of cool stuff is happening lately, including a lot more touring… everything will be posted so keep checking in, don’t worry we’ll get there, all the best…m.

  5. Hi Martha. I hope sometime soon you will play somewhere near Palm Springs Ca. I last saw you at the Red Devil in SF. It was a wonderful show. You have so many fans here in Coachella Valley. We love you!. Tim

  6. Wow I had not idea you were touring! I remember seeing you perform at The Whiskey in the early 80’s. Anyways you should have an e-mail list that people can sign up for to keep informed on when you’re touring, news etc…

  7. Hi Martha, would love to see you down here in Texas. Seeing you sing live has been on my bucket list but I never see any Texas dates. Tired of country bands and ready for some great Motels tunes!

    • I think we’ll get to Texas next year, can’t promise but looks like we’re going to start getting to places that have been long neglected… TEXAS! keep an eye on the old web site or Face book… it will all become clear… thanks Kevin

  8. Martha, baby,

    My wife and I live in Palm Deset CA had been talking about trying to see you for some time. Then, I was in a coffee shop in Temecula and there you were…tacked up on the bulletin board. Crazy. I immediately called the number and got 2 tickets just before the show sold out. You may recall that very special evening when Richard Blade introduced you at the winery. Your voice was as sweet and pure as ever and the band killed it. The wine was great wasn’t it? Who needs a glass anyway…

    Thanks for signing the CDs after the show when I’m sure you were tired and ready to go. You are truly an legendary artist and it was a privilege to see you in that setting. Can’t wait to see you again. We will catch you in the desert or the inland empire soon. And, preferably our back yard at a private concert!

    Your fans,

    Larry and Joyce

  9. Martha, another great show Saturday night (I was the guy leading the conga line you requested), but that 11:15 start was a killer! I was wanting to come see you again this weekend at Lake Arrowhead, do you have any idea what your projected start time might be?

    • First off thank you so much for the note and especially for the Conga line, good job! I don’t know exactly when we go on but it’s a lot earlier, we’ll try and get the time posted so you know… thank you again…m.

  10. I would absolutely love to see the Motels in Denver, CO. I’m a photographer who has shot some of the very top names in the industry. The Motels are #1 on my list of who I’d love to get in front of my camera!

  11. Martha, I hope you wont forget your European fans in 2013 … especially those from London, UK, where there are some lovely clubs that need you. … is that a subtle enough hint !!

  12. HI Martha

    any plans to tour england this year, and would I be able to meet you during the concert!!!!! you have to ask these things!!!



  13. Fabulous show at the Brixton… All I was hoping for… and more… What a way to end/start the Long Count!
    Best wishes to you and the band… hope you all have a merry xmas and happy new year to begin the new era!…

    p.s. thanks for the autograph on the “apocalypso” t-shirt, though i’m beginning to wonder if it’s gonna wash off… probably should’ve gotten the vinyl, but if you have any left, i’ll get it next time…

    • thanks so much and sorry for the late reply… I’m having kind of a busy winter, which is good! you can always go to the Omnivore Records site, they sell the vinyl there. i will be back, don’t worry, so see you next time! thanks…m.

  14. Hi, Martha! Thank you for making yourself so accessible to the fans. We love you dearly. Is there a chance of a NYC gig in the New Year? We miss you! PS Your voice sounds just as amazing as it did 30 years ago – you are in a league of your own! xx G

  15. Hi Martha,
    I have been a huge fan of yours for years. We are nearly the same age if that tells you just how long. It’s great to see that you are still rockin’. These new up and comers can’t hold a candle to you. You are A true legend. It would be great if you could tour back east in 2013. We need you to play the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling, WV. You would love the place. If not, I am going to have to head west.
    Jeff Jones

    • Thanks Mike, we really wanted to play longer as well… I didn’t even get to wash a dog!! it was great hanging with the people and pals that stayed. maybe we can try again next year…m.

  16. I am a fan and saw you at The Brixton’s in Redondo Beach last summer. I am a 30 year stagehand and I ask if you need a stagehand to set up your events for free?

  17. Hey Martha, I see you play the hell out of California. There’s a town close by that would like to see you again. It’s called Las Vegas! Please come back. . . and bring Boys Don’t Cry with you. Bummed I’m going to miss the Malibu Inn show.

  18. Martha,
    Loved your show so much at the Hollywood Bowl, that I organized about a dozen friends and myself to come see the show in Bellflower on Dec 1st (I am in the Air Force, and have duty the next day, and I’m sure it will be a long fun night before). Any chance you’ll perform Bojour Baby? It’s my favorite song of yours. Can’t wait to see you perform again. 🙂

    • Hi Gary, what a nice note I’m flattered! and totally stoked that I’ll see you in Bellflower… I’ve never played at that club before should be fun… I always come out after the show so come by and say hi. I was an Air Force wife back in the late sixties, stationed at Mac Dill, in Tampa Fla. remember spit shining my husbands boots, I was 15. We’ll give you a good night before you get back to it… Thanks again see you soon…m.

  19. Hi Martha,
    My name is Phil Waters, from Manchester,England. I’ve loved your music since the early 80’s but have only just found this website! I was lucky enough to see you at one of the two shows you played at Manchester Poly Student’s Union in Oct ’79 or Dec ’80, don’t recall which one now. Anyway, I was wondering if you may remember the gig because of what happened. You were about twenty minutes or so into the show when suddenly the power cut out. Guitars, Amps, Mikes, even all the lights went out! You naturally had to stop singing but your drummer, Brian Glascock I presume, just kept right on playing. And playing. And playing some more,in total darkness, until the power finally returned some five or ten minutes later! Whereupon a huge cheer came up from all of us in the audience to thank him for his heroic efforts! The whole experience must have been any band’s worst nightmare, but I always remembered it and here I am some thirty odd years later re-living it with you!
    It’s so cool to be able to speak to you like this! Thanks for all the great music!

    • Hi Phil, I do remember that… one of the many things can and do go “wrong” with shows… though as you said, sometimes the result is just that the evening is more memorable. Over the years there’s been a slew of “Spinal Tap” moments… I look back and laugh, and know as well it could happen tomorrow… that’s the beauty of live… thanks so much for you note, maybe we’ll get back there someday…m.

  20. Dec. 22 at The Brixton!… I’m sure you realize that that’s the last day of the Long Count… the end of the Mayan Calender cycle (all 5,000+ years of it)… Toss out the Old and the Bring in the New… I’m there!

  21. Martha, great to hear from you. Yes, Park West is still here. I am actually going to see Aimee Mann there next month. It would be so cool to see you/The Motels there at some point. I think another great option here would be the concert venue at the Old Town School of Folk Music. I’ve seen some great stuff there like Aimee, Matthew Sweet/Susanna Hoffs, Suzanne Vega. It’s kind of along the same lines of Park West. Anyway, thanks for your response. All the best to you, and I hope you’ll be able to make it here soon! –Frank

  22. Hi Martha! It probably gets tiresome reading “When will you come to ____?” a million times, but I hope one day you’ll play Chicago if at all humanly possible. You are amazing. I’ve got a near obscene amount of music on my iPod, and yours is right there at the top in terms of both songwriting and performance. I’ve got every single Motels album and all of your solo albums–love them all. I think “Little Robbers” is my favorite but it’s hard to pick. I loved reading your recent interview about “Total Control” and I think it would be really cool if you put a section on the site at some point where you write specifically about some more of your songs. By the way, I’m 28 and find that the vast majority of music being made by my generation doesn’t hold a candle to The Motels and other bands that started in the ’70s and ’80s. I’m sure I’ll never stop being inspired by it. Anyway, take care and hope to seeya in the Windy City at some point! –Frank

    • Frank thank you for your lovely note… want you to know that Chi Town is one of my favorite places… is the Park West still going? used to love playing there, would so like to come back… Maybe next year we can get out your way. In the mean time, thanks again, it truly means a lot to me…m.

  23. You don’t know how many times I’ve turned up the volume and blasted the empty space with your Total Control song, and that whole record. I’ve seen hundreds of acts, and have hundreds of albums, and you are right up there towards the top of my book! Keep it up! I moved there from San Francisco to San Diego, so please let me know if you ever play down here.

    • Thanks John, I will always post the dates, in fact I will be posting a bunch of new ones today. Is Bellflower close to you? be there on the 1st of Dec. I’ll run into you one of these days… all the best…m.

  24. Martha, I went to the Hollywood Bowl gig with the Go-Go’s, et al, specifically to see The Motels for the first time. My only disappointment was that your band was 3rd on the bill. You all sounded amazing and my girlfirend and I were entranced by the performance. It was so wonderful and romantic. I hope that you continue to work on the website, if nothing else, than we fans can keep abreast of any future shows you line up. I so want to see you in one of the more intimate venues you perform at, where the spotlight will only be on the Motels. I also hope that should I be fortunate enough to see you and the band in such a setting that you will play Bonjour Baby (my personal favorite) as part of the set. Thank you for continuing to share your talent with your fans.

    • Hi Gary, thank you for your very nice message, so glad you enjoyed the evening, nice to spend the full moon in the way back machine! I will be playing in and around town in Dec. I will be posting the dates soon. in the mean time, be well and thank you again…m.

  25. Hello Martha-

    Oh I am so pleased you are coming to LA – the bowel I will come- also can you send me Maria’s number? Lost it- also 0 I am going to come to Portland soon soon soon – I think it is calling me- perhaps a move in the future…are you still based their- would love to talk with about that – when you have a sec. jondavidcasey@yahoo.com 310 8696530- not on the F.B anymore so koinda undergound- but so happy I found you this way.


    • Hi Jon!!! so great to hear from you!!! Hope you had fun at the Bowl, I know we did… Marias with me up in Oregon, you should come up!! got plenty of room and lots of animals on the farm it’s a nice get away… we’ll give you a call, love…m.

  26. Martha, Saw your show at the Hollywood Bowl. I was blown away! There were so many bands from the 80’s that I never got to see, The Motels being one of them. I am so glad I was there! I don’t know if you ever played the Bowl before but I am so glad you did last Saturday night. The crowd loved you, too! So well deserved!! Best wishes and keep playing!

      • Martha,
        Since everyone is chiming in how about a stop in Scottsdale, AZ on your way cross country? Have been playing No Vacancy at the pool all summer. Would love to hear it all live, again!

  27. I just saw The Motels at the Hollywood Bowl last night, you rocked it! Martha still commands the audience and the band is real tight, it could be felt. You should have been the band before the Go Go’s if not top billed. Your song portfolio has so much more depth than the Go Go’s. I saw you perform at the Greek in 1981 and still remember that as one of the best concerts I have ever been to. I remember that Martha’s high heel broke off while walking down from the audience but she made her way to the stage with one shoe on and walking on her toes with the other shoe.

  28. Saw your show at the Hollywood Bowl last night and it was awesome! The last time I saw you was back in ’82 when you opened for the J. Geils Band in Detroit. Wished I’d known about your gig at the Brixton in Redondo Beach back in July. Best of luck!

    • Thank you Dale, I’m going to be posting a lot of dates in Dec. check it out and see if there are any close to you… if there are come over and say hi, I’m always out after the show, thanks again…m.

  29. Ms Davis. I am 34 years old. I was a kid when you were out there with the band making awesome music. Today I was listening to “Only the Lonely” on the way to the office and my soul went on a Journey back into 1983 when I was a kid and I remembered things I had forgotten about. Music has such an impact on peoples lives and memories it’s amazing. Thank you for your wonderful music in such a wonderful era. I wish I was old enough to go to Hollywood and see the band perform at the Starwood and Madame Wong’s back then. Such a great time. Thank you so much. I am going to try my hardest to come see you at the Hollywood Bowl. If I cant I will hopefully see you in the future. Im a single dad of 3 girls and money gets tight sometimes. But I know I need to try to have fun and concerts are my favorite. Hope to see you at the bowl. Thanks

  30. Just had “The Day That Won’t Go away” in my head all day. I can think of nothing better. Wanted to pop in here and just say “thank you” for the years–deacdes!–of truly great music. Looking forward to hearing whatever else may come–you just keep getting better and better. Like all your fans, I hope everything in your life is going beautifully, Martha! Thank you!!!

  31. Another Boston fan saying “hello”, while patiently awaiting your return. I will never forget when you played The Orpheum theater in support of All Four One. You climbed up to one of the opera boxes and laid a long, passionate kiss on a man while his lady looked on. She didn’t mind one bit and he didn’t either. I was around 18 at the time and from that night on I knew how to kiss like a woman. There is no one like you, Martha! No one like you! xo

  32. Hi Martha!
    Any chance you guys will tour the East Coast soon? Tons of devoted fans in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast would love to see you!

  33. East Coast loves you! Saw your last show at Johnny D’s in MA. It was so absolutely amazing to see you. Hoping and praying you can come back soon.

  34. pls keep going to arrowhead, we drive over from phx, such a cool getaway, you guys always put on an awesome show. we love you! thx so much!

  35. Hey Rock Star! Just checking in. Vids on YouTube look like you’re having great shows. Motels Rule!
    I’m eating a jelly donut right now. My dog has fleas. More later, God willing.

  36. Thanks for keeping in touch, Martha! My favorite venues in the area include Myrtle Beach, SC’s House Of Blues, Carrboro, NC’s Cat’s Cradle, Charlotte, NC’s Fillmore, and Richmond, VA’s The National. Hope to catch you on the road soon, thinkin’ about Greyhounding down to Palm Beach in December, for the show with A Flock Of Seagulls! Best regards and lots of love! XOXO

  37. Do you have any plans to appear in the Bay area? I didn’t know you’re still playing. I’ve been a fan for a long time, but haven’t had a turntable to play the LPs for 25 years.

    Radio stations have all gone to format hell in the Bay Area, except college stations. Starved for your great music. ‘Into the Heartland’ is still a favorite.

  38. Hi Martha,
    Thanks so much the fantastic show in smoldering Visalia this past weekend! You are one of the elite artists that pour their soul into the craft and that has always been the defining characteristic of your vocals. There are select few that can convey that emotion, especially in this day and age of Pro Tools and Auto-tune. Thank goodness there are actual musicians still writing their own music, playing their own instruments, and making real music! Thanks again and I hope I can catch you doing a full set sometime. Too many great songs for a short set!

  39. Hello,
    I just wanted to drop by and let you know how incredible the band was at the Crest Theatre Friday, August 10. Just amazing! Best set on the show! We could have left happy after your set. 🙂 I LOVE your boots Martha! I have been looking for some like that.
    Take Care!
    Laura@The Crest

    • So sweet of you, I’ll pass it on to the band, aren’t they great? I’m a lucky girl! the boots were from Fred Myer (think that’s how you spell it), don’t know if they have them down there maybe on line? (they were cheap!) hope it’s cooled down there, we’re getting it here in Oregon… too hot! See you soon…m.

  40. The Motels SERIOUSLY need to come to the Richmond/VA or NC area. Would love to see the band after all these years, and could get you lovely press! (Photographer and Journalist). Best regards!

  41. oh no-are you now not playing redding on 8/11? visalia instead?-cascade theater say the play “Oaklahoma” is being preformed that night! ( unless Martha is playing the lead) what up?

  42. Nice website. Keep up the good work. Maybe you can add a function where the subscriber can enter email address and get update on latest concert info via automatic email. That will be helpful for the fans. Keep up the good work!

  43. Hey Martha, great show at the Canyon Club! Lee Manning (Chapel Studios) says hello, he was there also. Hope to see the band again soon!
    Good Music, Good Times 🙂

  44. Hi Martha, I’ve been a big fan since 1981. I used to work at Akron in Tarzana. You were there shopping and you autographed an Akron business card for me. I still have it. Looking forward to seeing you Friday at the Canyon. Robert

  45. My wife and I want to see you guys, but we live in Pennsylvania. When are you coming out our way? Make it happen…..

  46. Hey Martha!
    Props to you for attempting the digital communication world. Trust me, you are not the only person who feels lame (using your words) in this respect. Do what you do and the world will have to accept you and your website for what they are.

    Any chance you will be doing a show in the SF Bay Area in 2012? I saw you in Palo Alto a handful of years ago and really enjoyed myself. I was sad that few people turned out to support you that evening, but those that did seemed to really appreciate the opportunity to see something special.

    If no shows are forthcoming, I will keep eyes and ears alert if and when you do come back. Love your repertoire of soulful ballads and flat out ass kicking rockers!


    • Thanks so much for the note… We’re are actually coming to Sacramento, on the 10th of august and Visalia the next day … I know it a drive, but so far that’s it for Nor Cal that I know of. I will post my little brains out when gigs are added… never know, year ain’t over yet… though it seems to be flying by at super sonic speeds… all the best…m.

  47. sorry m..i started that you come to the east coast but everybody loves you:)) anyway// if you come,,please come to boston for the spring time…. joke,,lolo. old song but good,,

  48. Hi Martha, I remember your music like it was yesterday! Im 50 now and it always brings back good memories from the past! Have you ever thought about coming out with a solo album? I know that i would buy it in a heartbeat!!
    Thanks again for bringing real music into the world!
    Dirk In Florida

    • I’ve actually done about three solos, the Policy album on Capitol, So the Story Goes, self released, and Beautiful Life, also a self released. all of which are very hard to get a hold of… well I do have copies of Beautiful life, that was the last one. I think it is also available on iTunes. if you have problems finding it get back to me, we’ll see what we can do…Thanks…m.

  49. Hi Martha, I just got a copy of Apacalypso. I remember meeting you right after you recorded that album. I did an interview for a local radio station and we sat at your dining room table and talked about that album and All 4 One. Hope your kids are fine. I now live in Austin, TX and hope be at the New Orleans show, do you know where you will play? Also you should think about playing SXSW in March next year. It is a great time, lots of people and music. Thomas Dolby played this year and got a great response. Look forward to seeing you…

    • Mark, nice to hear from you… not sure of the venue in New Orleans, I’ll post as soon as I have all the details, should be a blast. went to sxsw, a couple of years ago, crazy times! look forward to seeing you again…m.

  50. Martha, love your shows! So glad you are out there again! Went to phx zoo show, arrowhead and temecula. Live in phx but will drive to see your talent always! See you in arrowhead July 28th! Thank you for the awesome entertainment!! Barb

  51. I been waiting 30 years to catch your show. I finally have tix for the Canyon Club. I can’t wait to see you live. Ric

  52. Well, “Howdy” back at ya, Ms. D.! So nice for you to reply. As far as showing up at your gig, alas, not in the cards as of right now. Just wanted to let you know that it was great seeing your name on a marquis down in these parts. Would love to see you, too! Let me know if i’m out of bounds asking that you contact me directly through my email so that I can give you my contact info? Would love to stay in touch.
    Be well, Ms. D. Miss ya, and hope to hear from you again soon..
    Mike B. , Sax/Keys/Violin, Emeritus

  53. Hey, Martha! Blast from the past: Mike Barbera here. See that you’ll be at the Canyon Club on the 27th. Break a leg, Dear…. You’ll be amazing, as always….

  54. can not wait to see you at the cascade theatre in redding. Last time I saw you was in fresno at the warners thither in 1984(oops we are dating ourselves!)

  55. I was listening to The Motels on the way home from work tonight – fantastic. I remember that album as if it was yesterday! Had such a crush on Martha in the late 70s early 80s – probably still today! Love total control…xx

  56. I like so far and appreciate your candidness about making this become a reality. Well, however real it can be. Wish you could play Atlanta, have been a fan forever. Much love, Robbert

  57. Hi Martha! How are you? I saw you last year at the Lake arrowhead concert, it was great! I met you after the show and we took a picture together, very sweet of you to do that with your fans, even though you have to put up with the drunk ones sometimes. I will see you there again this year. Love…Adam.

  58. Hi Martha- just a fan who says hi and that you are one of the greatest singer/songwriters ever!! You get better with time. Will be going to Hollywood Bowl and hopefully Canyon Club. Motels rock forever!!

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