Channeling a mix of rockabilly, folk and country. Rascal Martinez's unique Americana-style roots music awakens memories of Buddy Holly and early Van Morrison with accessible and heartfelt originals, as well as an impressive catalogue of covers and standards.
That sound was polished and deepened after working and collaborating in Nashville in 2016. Rascal tours year round throughout the Midwest, including Nashville, Chicago, Los Angeles, Omaha and Denver to name a few. Shows are supported by material from 3 very strong CDs. His fan base is extensive and loyal, with more than 22,000 followers on Facebook alone!
The dynamic live three-piece act carries a small plug in and play stage footprint but brings a big sound. Rock is replete with pretenders, borrowers and copycats, but once in a great while comes an artist who channels a spirit with a fresh yet familiar and resonant style.
QUOTES AND REVIEWS
"It’s amazing how full Rascal sound with such a plug-in and play foot print. The change in the room from the first chord was palpable. The room came a live as the audience danced and joined Rascal." - W.C. Turck, WCGO Chicago
"Every kid wants to be a rock star when they grow up — or an astronaut, a wizard, a ballerina or maybe even a dinosaur. The point is, we all have dreams, and sometimes, they’re impractical. One day, Rascal Martinez woke up and realized he was living that dream." - The Daily Nebraskan
"It’s dangerous but natural in rock and roll to evoke comparisons with other musicians. Rock is replete with pretenders, borrowers and copycats, but once in a great while comes an artist who channels a spirit with a fresh yet familiar and resonant style." - W.C. Turck, AM1710 Chicago
TOURING ACTS SUPPORTED
The Steel Wheels - Virginia
The Lucky Dutch - Chicago
Belles & Whistles - Nebraska
Wildwoods - Nebraska
Tahoma - Texas
The Hottman Sisters - Nebraska
Harbor & Home - Minnesota
To book Rascal for an event, house concert or festival, please feel free to contact us with any inquiries.