David Martin


I played professionally in my twenties - forty+ years ago, and in retirement from a day job, have gotten back into writing and playing. I have strong Texas music roots.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

A creative center.

What is your music dream?

to further my craft

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Mr. Trump

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Ballad of Jesse James

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Townes, Willie, Dylan, Tom Waits, Tom Jobim, a pretty long list

What inspires you to make music?

great hooks

What is the message you want to send with your music?

a well crafted story

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

it will never be the same. getting used to streaming instead of live playing.

What do you think of Drooble?

positively impressed so far

What frustrates you most as a musician?

lack of drive

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes, we go out to coffee house and local concerts.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

I think shorter songs is the next one

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Tom Adler, The Pettit Brothers, Bill Hearne