About: Flav Martin
Throughout his career he has played with and/or opened for David Crosby, Al Stewart, Jefferson Starship, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Suzanne Vega, Aztec Two-Step, Denny Laine (Paul McCartney and Wings), Leo Kottke, Pete Best (The Beatles,) Davy Jones (The Monkees,) Cry of Love, Tommy Emmanuel, Chad and Jeremy, The Radiators, Wide Spread Panic and Steve Morse to name a few. Flav's many writing credits include Saturday Night Live, PBS, Canon Films and New York-based off-Broadway productions and various independent films.
His music has been acclaimed by the media and some very well-known celebrities:
David Crosby -- "Excellent material and player!"
David Santaniello -- Executive with Sony/Columbia -- "A tour de force ... packed with talent!"
Tommy Emmanuel -- "Great stuff! I was jammin' along with him on the side of the stage."
Chad and Jeremy; "Flav is the 21st centuries Richie Havens"
Tina Schafer-Bitter end Songwriters circle-"The real deal"
Credited as one of the most innovative acoustic guitar players on the scene today, Flav blends beautiful melodies with intricate technique, voicing, and a percussive style that leaves people saying "How does he do that?"
Flav has been called "the guitarist's guitarist; soulful, sarcastic, funny, and at times romantic" all in one. He is a unique, approachable player who has performed at The Bitter End, The Spotlight, The Narrows, Stone Soup, Newport Yachting Center, Folk City, The Knitting Factory in New York, The Nassau Coliseum, The Bluebird in Nashville and other various cities north, south, east and west. Flav has also appeared on the Martin Stage in Austin, Texas, the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival in Mexico and the Misquamicut Music Festival in Rhode Island. and many more venues throughout the country.
Flav's shared love is screenwriting which prompted him to open up a small project studio called "Mojo", a creative arts studio. It is a 1,200-square foot space in downtown Westerly with a small stage suitable for small film projects, talk show-type film interviews as well as audio pre-and post-production. He is currently available for scoring independent films/projects. Mojo is an active art gallery as well, fueled by the artistic vision of artist Wendy Gencarell.
Music for PBS and Saturday Night Live,and many more.
Rhode Island Shakespeare In the Park festival composer since 2002.
Flav Martin-"Stages" Vol 1-3 will be released throughout 2012- 2013.
CD debut events are scheduled in the United States, Amsterdam, Italy, Germany and France
Flav Martin – Sonic Bids
Flav Martin – CD Release Party (Article – The Westerly Sun)
Flav Martin - Soundcloud
Flav Martin - Jango
Flav Martin – YouTube – Official Website