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Where does Martin live ? : Martin lives in Northern Canada in the province of Quebec. Lat : 48.4012115, Long : -71.3174435 …Yup ! It gets very cold during wintertime.

How long has he been playing music/guitar ? : Martin took up piano and theory lessons for about 5 years when he was 7 years old. He then started playing the guitar after that. He also attended the Conservatory of music in... more

Where does Martin live ? : Martin lives in Northern Canada in the province of Quebec. Lat : 48.4012115, Long : -71.3174435 …Yup ! It gets very cold during wintertime.

How long has he been playing music/guitar ? : Martin took up piano and theory lessons for about 5 years when he was 7 years old. He then started playing the guitar after that. He also attended the Conservatory of music in Chicoutimi, Canada, where he also had doublebass lessons for a whole year.

What are his musical influences ? : That’s a tough one to answer since the list of people he admires could go on endlessly in a large variety of genres . However, music wise, here are a few names which Martin considers were part of his musical upbringing and still matter to him to this day : Eddie Van Halen, Michael Hedges, Pete Townshend,The Who, Chris Whitley, Jeff Beck, Steve Vai, The Beatles, Greg Howe, Steve Howe, Tom Waits, Franz Listz, Georges Brassens, Alain Caron, Jaco Pastorius, Stewart Copeland, Sting, Too Many Cooks, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, John Cowan, Pat Flynn, Rush, Uzeb and David Gilmour.

Does he build his own guitars ? : Martin has been a respected guitar player for over 30 years now and is also a true guitar aficionado. He loves guitars and occasionnaly «assembles» various instruments and effect devices. That would be the proper term. Heavily influenced by Eddie Van Halen’s approach to building guitars back in the eigthies, he has built, over the years, instruments from scratch, mainly electric guitars but a couple of acoustics as well. However, out of respect for REAL luthiers, he doesn’t consider himself a guitar builder at all…just a guitar enthusiast and a musician first and foremost.

What kind of music does he like ? : Music…period.

Does he offer guitar lessons ? Not anymore…Martin, while going to college, was a guitar instructor for many years though.

Where does Martin record and produce his music ? : Martin owns a small, state-of-the-art, recording studio in his own house located in the remote Saguenay countryside. Apart from occasionally producing other artists, this is where he creates and records his music. You may find a few pics in the «Studio» section of this Web site.

Where can we purchase the music ? Directly from iTunes, CDBaby and the Store section of his official Website.

Does Martin receive any kind of subsidies ? Nope…and it goes against his beliefs. He’s a real Indie artist in the true sense of the word.

What’s up the road for Martin ? Chemin St.Benoit was released in late 2012 and with rave reviews. Martin is planning a few concerts starting next Summer. His upcoming album titled Emerald City will be released in the fall of 2015.

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