The Martins Release 4th CD–“A World Of Our Own”

Image634588456167890645From Jefferson City, Missouri, The Martins have released “A World Of Our Own” their 4th CD.  The Martins, now known as “Bluegrass Martins” for this CD began as a working family band just a mere ten years ago.  Since that time they have gained notoriety nationwide as one of the best young bands to come along in a great while! Staying busy performing coast to coast from week to week, their talent and popularity grows continually. The Martins are a high energy, fun loving family group that will entertain you with their traditional and contemporary efforts. Bringing to you a number of fan favorites and some original songs with spine tingling harmony along with some blistering instrumentals that will keep you glued to your seat!!! 

The Martin Family may be young in years, but their music sounds like they have  been together for many years beyond their age. If you like hard driving bluegrass, with a taste of originality, you will love the fresh sound of the Martin Family Band     -Steve Dilling (IIIrd Tyme Out)

Affirming the musical legacy they carry forward, The Martins have begun to receive modest recognition including seven times voted SPBGMA Instrumental Group of the Year by Midwest fans, winners of the SPBGMA International Bluegrass Band Championship in Nashville, TN in 2007, and three of the family’s sisters were plucked temporarily for their inclusion in Bluegrass Bouquet – Daughters of Bluegrass (Blue Circle Records). Released in 2008, the all-star project was voted by industry peers to be IBMA Recorded Event of the Year in 2009. Including such well known talent as Sonya Isaacs, Sierra Hull, Dale Ann Bradley, Kristin Scott Benson and more, the Martin sister’s equal participation in such a nationally renowned project speaks to how well the group’s talent stacks up to some of the best in the bluegrass industry.
Born and raised where the prairie meets the Ozark hills in Morgan County, Missouri the family is now based in the ‘show me’ state’s capital Jefferson City. While becoming perennial favorites on the bluegrass circuit in the Midwest since 2001, they have entertained tens of thousands of guests at hundreds of events from California to the Carolinas, Minnesota to Texas, from Florida to Maine and many stops between drawing an increasing number of fans to their fold.

For an older generation of fan, they instill hope for the future of the music through their tradition honoring stage craft but, perhaps more importantly, a younger generation of fan through their dynamic concerts and willingness to be Bluegrass in the Schools presenters and knowledgeable workshop clinicians that are dedicated to paying their dues forward. A witness not only to the bond they share among each other but the commitment to share their love of bluegrass music and family hospitality with their fans young and old. Simply put - they embody the best of bluegrass music’s family heritage.

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