Joel Martin is an extremely versatile musician who is a composer and the driving force behind the power-pop band, The Running Jumps. He plays guitar, pedal steel, and loves the mellotron. I first met Joel years ago through mutual friends and we have worked on many different kinds of creative projects together over that time.
His band The Running Jumps is inspired by the likes of Guided By Voices, Superdrag and the psychedelic leanings of the Beatles. One of the things that I love about the band is the attention to detail in all aspects of the production, down to the incredible artwork that evokes the feeling of the 70’s and yet still retains a modern dreamy flavor.
Joel is also a raw vegan, and we kick this show off by talking about his reasons for adopting this lifestyle and how it has impacted his energy and focus.
About halfway through the interview we talk about the life changing car crash that nearly killed him and the journey of resilience that has followed.
I am really excited to have Joel on the Podcast for two reasons.
- His road has been one of challenges that many of us never face and yet his kind spirit and loving heart continue to shine through.
- He is a perpetual learner who is always exploring new ways to express his creativity and he is happy to share his enthusiasm with the world.
IN THIS EPISODE:
- What being a raw vegan has done for his energy
- Training for a half-marathon
- How Yoga changed his body
- The ins and outs of being in a band
- Why surrounding yourself with good people is important
- What a knee lever is (Hint – Its not connected to your shinbone)
“Everyday there is another opportunity to challenge yourself with” – click to tweet!
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