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Chuck Martin Genius Boy / Press

"His new project, the Chuck Martin Genius Boy Music Show, is part comedy, part talent, part musical-extravaganza...all rolled up into a music variety show of which Chuck is the host.

“Professor Charles Raymond Martin is known by many names. In addition to being a popular chemistry instructor at the University of Florida, he is also a prolific songwriter and musician, having performed in a variety of bands including dblWiDE, The Lousy Monkees and The Righteous Kind.”

“There was a very special guest in attendance: Bo Diddley, the man who pretty much invented rock 'n' roll. "We saw him walk in with his entourage, and he looked over at us and gave us a smile," (Chuck Martin) the Colonel recalls. "Later, a man came up and said, 'You mind if Bo does a couple with ya'll?' We were floored, man. And sure enough, he came up, told us he wanted us to play, and we launched into it. Anybody who says Bo has lost a step didn't see that show. He had the crowd on their feet and rockin'."”

“Award-winning singer/songwriter, recording artist, and bandleader from Gainesville, Chuck Martin is a music aficionado who writes rock, R&B, folk, country and rockabilly songs. The self professed showman who harnesses James Brown mixed with a little of both Elvises is also a chemistry professor at the University of Florida.”

“(Chuck Martin) was recently honored by Thomson Reuters as one of the world's top 100 chemists of the 21st Century based on citation impact score. Prof. Martin is the editor of the journal Nanomedicine.”

“Award-winning singer/songwriter Chuck Martin revives his rockabilly crew dblWiDE for the first time in nearly six years.”

“The triumphant return of The Lousy Monkees. Yes, believe it or not there is a band in Gainesville brave enough to take on the pop craftsmanship of the Monkees' music and it just happens to be The Righteous Kind. This fun-loving four-piece made up of Charles Martin, Tom Miller, Larry Thompson and Bruce Brashear normally get their kicks with psychedelic rock 'n' roll, but ever since their Halloween debut of the Lousy Monkees they've tried to switch gears with some of the most lovable pop songs of the '60s. They're really the only band in town I could think of for the job.”

“(Martin's band) dblWiDE made a name for itself with high-octane performances that had the band playing several downtown plaza shows as well as before a Fanfares & Fireworks crowd that was estimated between 15,000 to 20,000.”

“There’s something about Mr. Martin’s luxurious S-wave of hair, the nerdy-prof glasses...that makes me want to package and sell Charles Ray Martin dolls dressed in white and with big goofy grins on their genius plastic faces–it’s very persuasive stuff, kiddies. If Mr. Martin offers you any neon-colored Kool-Aid, drink it.”

“Genius Boy, Chuck Martin, has a new album, aptly called Genius Boy Music, that defies musical genre.”

“An older gentleman with long white hair and a long white beard to match wandered through the crowd, and a younger twenty-something-year-old man in tight pants and Converse sneakers rocked his head as he yelled to his friend, "I love this band!"”

“The music is well crafted yet whimsical and injected with heavy does of Hammond B-3 organ, allowing the listener to point a finger in the direction of Booker T. Jones, Steve Winwood, The Zombies or Page McConnell of Phish but not knowing where to go next.”

“The Righteous Kind, will roll out an anthem of its own at the Bo Diddley Plaza - "Let Freedom Ring." And fittingly, they're doing it as the closing act at the 2009 Pride Fest, an event that Righteous Kind singer/songwriter Charles Martin describes as a fitting platform for the song and its ringing refrain, "Equality is the thing that will let that freedom ring."”

“The Righteous Kind will head up the "Please Peace Me show." It's a show dedicated to promoting peace and patriotism with a slew of notable Gainesville acts participating in the festivities.”

“The Righteous Kind is a Gainesville band in constant pursuit of the perfect balance between fun and artistry.”

“Don’t miss this opportunity to witness a rock ‘n’ roll fusion, amazing showmanship and new music from The Righteous Kind.”

“The Righteous Kind will be promoting their album, “Wild Hibiscus,” which was conceived during Chuck Martin’s boat trip up the Apalachicola River where he saw the Wild Hibiscus in bloom. The album is a rock ’n’ roll record filled with nearly every major facet of the genre, from gospel-inspired tracks to the heavy hitting “Automobile,” and blues rockers like “Peace Bud.” There are narrative songs, love songs, instrumentals and just about everything under the sun.”

“(Chuck's) band will take to the stage with an environmentally themed but no less groove-injected album under its belt called “Wild Hibiscus,” a marvelously realized platter often referred to as the band’s equivalent of “Sgt. Pepper.””

“Rockabilly wild man Chuck Martin, "The Colonel," is the founder, songwriter and front man of the Gainesville-based, alt-country band dblWiDE...opening for the likes of Hank Williams III, David Allen Coe and Texas troubadour Wayne "The Train" Hancock.”

“Martin collaborated with other local talent to create a variety act called “Chuck Martin’s Genius Boy Music Show.” These musicians...are the cream of the Gainesville crop.”

“If you only know singer/guitarist Martin from his stints in such colorful local bands as The Righteous Kind and dblWiDE, then a chance to see him in what could be a wholly different light comes tonight — when he hosts “Chuck Martin's Genius Boy Music Show."”

“He described “Genius Boy Music” as eclectic with sounds of rock, jazz, blues and R&B. James Brown, John Lennon, Marvin Gaye, Lou Reed and Frank Zappa are musical inspirations and he said he tries to mix an array of influences to make a unique sound.”

“Their wild and psychedelic brand of rockabilly on “Devil’s Red Cadillac” gets things cooking quick with big, echoing guitars and some nice whiskey-drenched vocals delivered with Reverend Horton Heat-type intensity.”