Up until last year, Portland singer-songwriter Jeffrey Martin split his time between teaching high-school English and playing his brand of literate, introspective folk across the country (his website describes a weekend foray to Los Angeles in which Martin juggled grading papers on a plane and performing two back-to-back shows). This month’s “One Go Around” is his third full-length album and first since throwing in as a full-time musician, and it shows in the focused performances. The writing is still Martin, though, with plenty of thoughtful treatises on love, loneliness and the state of the world that are just as influenced by J.D. Salinger and E.E. Cummings as by Neil Young and Pete Seeger. His album-release tour swings through The Old Stone on Tuesday; Sisters native and Weather Machine frontman Slater Smith will open.
Jeffrey Martin, with Slater Smith: 8 p.m. Tuesday, doors at 7:30 p.m.; $8 plus fees in advance, $15 at the door; The Old Stone, 157 NW Franklin Ave., Bend; oldstonebend.com or 541-322-7273.