Singer/Songwriter Rascal Martinez and his brother, Marcello Sanchez, hail from the Mid-West. The two grew up in a small Nebraska town where they went from recording albums in a home basement studio to the professional studios of Nashville, Tennessee.
Channeling a mix of Indie-folk and country, Rascal Martinez's unique Americana-style roots music elicit memories of Buddy Holly and early Van Morrison. The trio delivers 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.
"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
A sincere thank you to Rascal and company for a terrific show here at our historic Opera House. These folks were awesome to work with, and we hope to have them back again sometime! - Red Cloud Opera House
"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
Rascal and his brother Marcello Sanchez on drums, took to the stage and engaged the crowd with their energy, Rascal’s growling voice filling the air with moody originals along with familiar old tunes. Within just a few songs in, he had the crowd on their feet. - City of Winslow, AZ
TOURING ACTS SUPPORTED
The Steel Wheels - Virginia
Fantastic Negrito - MA
The Lucky Dutch - Chicago
The Belles - Nebraska
Noah Guthrie - South Carolina
Jordan Kirk - 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.