Sunday, March 4, 2018
Michael Martino starts off our WASM lecture series for 2018
Welcome back, WASM members, to our regular lecture series at the Unitarian Church. We begin 2018 with a musical presentation given by Michael Martino, a Montreal based musician who has been captivating audiences since the age of 13. He demonstrates technical virtuosity on the instrument as well as the ability to make each note sing. Michael excels in a wide range of styles including Country, Jazz, Blues, Rock and World Music.He has performed numerous shows across North America, appeared on television and won musical awards. He is continuously sought after as a session musician and sideman. As well as a guitarist, Michael is also known as a composer, arranger, recording artist, teacher and singer. His inspirations include guitarists such as Angus Young, Eddie Van Halen, Richie Sambora, B.B King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Brad Paisely, Johnny Hiland, Brent Mason, Tommy Emmanuel, Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass. He has a formal education in music performance and has fundamental knowledge on music theory and ear training. Today, Michael takes part in a variety of musical projects. He continues to compose, record, perform and teach. Please visit this youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j9nECID7Mw . You will hear him play “Georgia On My Mind”, a tune he played for us at the very beginning of his concert.