Classically trained, Marti has been known to step outside the traditional "1-4-5" structure of today's music and throw exotic chords and keys in the songs she writes. It drives her guitar players crazy, but the thick chord structures delight the audience, and creates the unique sound that makes Marti's music her own.
"Country is near and dear to my heart," says Marti. "But I listen to everything from Bon Jovi to Beethoven. Broadway tunes are awesome, classical music rules, rock is fantastic . . . . basically, I adore a song that moves me emotionally, or strikes a chord with me on some deep level. So you'll find me listening to many different genres of music on any given day. I have my whole life."
The end result is a little bit country, a little rock, sometimes some blues, pop, folk, and maybe a smidge of classical - and always, always, always . . . . all Marti.