“Michael Martin, apart from being a long-time friend of The Scene and patron of the arts in Muncie, is the
creative force behind the Michael Martin Band – a gritty Americana group with with Irish folk and country influences. Their high energy performances is the driving force behind a repertoire of originals and familiar covers, all performed with authenticity and roots-based soul.”
– via IPR’s The Scene
The MMB releases two EPs which were met with great critical acclaim from Denver’s TheExaminer.com andThe Star Press. Indiana Public Radio airs a live broadcast of album release. The MMB makes appearances at Ribfest, Dancing in the Dark Music Festival,
Muncie Gras and Bootlegger’s Inn on Broadway in Nashville, TN. The MMB collaborates with talented actress Cynda Williams from Spike Lee’s Mo’ Better Blues for their new tune, “This Songs for You Rosa Parks” and The Unity Project.
2012, 2013 MMB performs and is the featured artist for All Beer’s Considered, Indiana Public Radio’s biggest annual fundraiser, aptly named after NPR’s All Songs Considered.
The MMB makes all 5 CDs available for free download on michaelmartinband.com with 10,000+ downloads to date.
MMB releases Homegrown Vol. 2 which receives airplay on MAX 93.5& 96.7, NASH 102.5 and WLBC 104.1Max 93.5 / 96.7 accepts Mike’s Idea of a “Live Music Show” broadcast out of Doc’s Music Hall and signs-
Mike and Heather to be the hosts of “Homegrown Americana,” a weekly radio broadcast.
Mike Martin and Friends ‘Home Grown Volume 1’ given honorable mention for top 10 albums of Decade in The Star Press.
Mike’s Song ‘Sunday Morning Blues debuted in Movie Theatres in LA, Boston, and Naples in the film ‘Still Green’ and released on the sound track.
Mike’s Song ‘Like Johnny Loved June’ used in short film in Louisville 24 Hour Film festival which won best Cinematography.
Mike’s CD ‘Home Grown Vol. 1’ (FMMusic 2008) gets honorable mention in top CDs of 2008 in The Star Press.
Mike’s Song ‘What Would Jesus Do’ named in top 25 songs of 2008 in The Star Press.
Max 93.5 / 96.7 accepts Mike’s Idea of a “Live Music Show” broadcast out of Doc’s Music Hall and signs Mike on to be the host of the weekly radio broadcast
Mike’s CD ‘Going for Broke’ (2006 FMMusic) began getting airplay on 106.9 WXXC in Marion, Indiana, Max 93.5 / 96.7 WHYT Muncie and Anderson, Indiana.
Mike’s Song ‘Take Your Pills’ was selected to be in ‘Prison or Death’ a Documentary about Crystal Meth by Washington DC venture captialists.
Mike’s Song ‘John Wayne Song’ was picked as one of the top 25 songs of 2006 in The Star Press.
Mike signed promotional deal with Jagermeister Music Program.