John Wolfe-bass guitar
Bill (Bear) Middleton-lead guitar, harmony
Dylan Fischer-Sound Engineer
It is flying west on I-20 through west Texas ninety miles an hour with the top down. It’s in your face driving Texas Music. It’s an atmosphere full of cheers and people singing along. It’s the Clint Martin Band. His hit single “I Love Being Me” couldn’t explain any better how Clint feels about his career and life at this point. Clint says, “I wanted to write a song that showed how I felt about life in general and put a smile on some people’s faces.” That’s exactly what has been happening. Clint and his wife Lindsay were blessed with the birth of their firstborn on May 28th. Case Jarratt Martin has already put a million smiles on his mom and dad’s faces, and there will be many more to come. The song has made an impression over many people this summer, resonating airwaves all over the place. It sat in the Top Twenty on the Texas Music Chart for six weeks, and even inherited a nickname, “The Happy Song,” in the coastal bend of Texas. Backed by The Clint Martin Band, which was a Live Band of the Year nominee for 2010 (Bear Middleton, John Wolfe, and Bill Allen), Clint has been playing his music extensively around Texas. The band has opened for acts such as Kevin Fowler, Jamie Richards, Cory Morrow, Granger Smith, Two Tons of Steel, Jason Boland, Gary P. Nunn, Gretchen Wilson, Honeybrowne, and The Bellamy Brothers. 2011 has been a great year for the band, playing live shows all around Texas and getting to meet with so many fans from all around the state. In March, Clint released his second album Last of a Dying Breed. The title of the album is track four, which is a song he wrote for his grandpa, who left this world in 2001 due to lung cancer. “It was the very first song I ever wrote, and it’s by far my favorite song in the Clint Martin catalog.” The new album features “I Love Being Me,” “Storm of Her Memory,” and the rock influenced love ballad “The Long Ride,” as well as seven other tracks. Clint has been noted as a songwriter and performer who brings a combination of passion and energy at every show. The Clint Martin Band will leave you with that feeling of ‘Play one more song!’ after each show. That is exactly what they would like to do, but unfortunately many clubs have to shut down at some point!