“Marty Christian recalls the first sides of an acoustic Snooks Eaglin and at times, Van Morrison..." - Soul Bag, France.
Marty Christian's music might best be described as Bluesicana: Americana with a deep root in the Blues. Christian has combined elements of many Southern genres including Blues, Funk, Country, Soul and Swamp Pop to create a sound of his own. Through 4 original music CDs, starting in 2006 with Bluesicana and continuing with his latest, “What I Came Here to Do” (2014), Christian tells the story through his music of how he came to leave Cleveland, OH starting in 1992 and definitively in 1997 on a search for Blues based music through the South in Austin, TX (1992, 1997-2003) and in Louisiana in his current home in Lafayette since 2003.
Since 2003, Marty has performed extensively as an independent acoustic solo Blues and originals artist throughout the South and also fronted a funky original Southwest Louisiana band, Rue Boogaloo. Christian has also recorded and toured as the guitarist for some of Louisiana’s musical greats: Henry Gray (Howlin’ Wolf), Thomas “Big Hat” Fields, and Carol Fran. On his latest CD, with songs both in full electric band setting along with stripped down solo acoustic songs, Christian is still following his own path as a writer and musician, blending the Blues with anything else that happens to pass his way on the journey.
“Christian's sweet, country-tinged voice glides over the easy shuffle ...” - Living Blues
"Despite Christian’s folkie sensibility, he also defies strict categorization. His vocals occasionally border on soul-ish and he dives into blues, swamp pop and infectious, Zeno-powered funk at the drop of a hat.”- Offbeat, New Orleans, LA