Performed for HCAC

in 2011 and 2000











The Martin Family Band

The Martin Familly Band has an unmistakable signature sound that draws on the traditions of Old Time Appalachian string band music, dance music of Ireland and Colonial music. 
The Martin Family Band

The family started playing at home for enjoyment, and has steadily risen to performing nationally and internationally since 1995.
Instruments include Hammered dulcimer, Guitar, Banjo, mandolin, bass and fiddle

The Martin Family Band is played regularly on radio stations across the United States and in Europe, including D.C. and Maryland stations WAMU 88.5 (Mary Cliff's "Traditions" show and Hubie King's Old Time Music Hour) and 89.7 WTMD (a Baltimore station).  On the BBC radio show "Archie Fisher's Travelling Folk", The Martin Family Band was described as having "Raised the well as the roof" at the 2010 Folk Alliance.

" An exciting and unique blend of traditional music. Always lively and fun to watch." —Walt Michael, Director of Common Ground on the Hill

"Another act that stood out for authenticity of Appalachian sound was Maryland's own Martin family band that has performed together 15 years .The family must have been born with a feel for the music that can't be learned. "—Examiner, Charles Pekow '

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