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Butch Martin "The Drifter Poet"

Butch Martin "The Drifter Poet"

Americana / Western / Americana Grants Pass, OR  US
Little Bear Station (Written by Jefferson Glass)
Where My Hometown Went
Wind in the Willow (With Christina)


  • Thu

    Sep 24

    Casey, IL, US | 6:00pm

    ROMANCING THE WEST Comes to Richards Farm for a special dinner show on Thursday, September 24th, 6:00 after playing to standing ovations since 2013. All Star Line Up Brings to Life 240 years of the American West decade by decade in the music of every era in this time traveling documentary concert. The Critically Acclaimed documentary concert Romancing the West is returning to California to tell the epic story of the American West in music, rare film, historic photos and video. The multi-media docu-concert journeys across a rich cultural history of 240 years, from the Native tribes, the Spanish Missions and Gold Rush to the Great Depression and The Sixties to the present day. A diverse group of award winning recording artists perform an original score that capture the eras, from the Native rattles to ragtime to rock, swing bands to folk tunes. The show comes to landmark theaters along Main Street America, offering audiences a unique theatrical experience. In 2014, The Blue Delilah's (Melissa Ritter and Amy Dyer), join the show for many dates to bring life the 1940's and 50's and the post war boom, reuniting with their former bandmate, RTW's writer and producer Christina Duane, years after the women had founded pop/rock group Velvet Bleu together. Featured Artists include, Native American Educator, Jacque Nunez, cowboy balladeers Sons of the Oregon Trail, Martin Gerschwitz (Iron Butterfly), Chuck Girard (Lovesong),and multi-instrumentalist/songwriter John Elliott. Singer/songwriter Christina Lynn Martin, who created and produced Romancing the West, with husband and co-producer legendary cowboy poet Butch Martin will also share the stage and bring the stories of the characters of the West on screen with historic imagery and reenactments. This multimedia theatrical presentation reflects significant times over the last two centuries, from the beauty of the Native people's culture when the West lay untouched by time, to exploring the Oregon Trail to building the railroads and the preservation of the majestic lands. Concertgoers will enjoy an entertaining and educational production for all-ages that boldly remembers the tragic and celebrates the triumphant episodes in Western History. "Romancing the West" covers themes across the decades of social and political change to celebrate the pioneering human spirit and diverse legacy of the American West. For dates and theater locations visit www.RomancingtheWest.org.. For booking call (541) 292-7829. Media contact:(541) 292-7829.

  • Wed

    Sep 23

    Paris, IL, US | 7:00pm

    Join us for this Benefit Concert for Little League Challenger Division as Romancing the West presents Classical rock performer Martin Gerschwitz, known for his years with Iron Butterfly and The Animals and for his classically inspired original compositions. Also performing, Singer/songwriter Christina Lynn Martin and Cowboy Poet Butch For tickets visit RomancingtheWest.org

  • Fri

    Sep 11

    Geneva, IL, US | 8:00pm

    The Producers of Romancing the West Cowboy Poet Butch Martin and Singer/Songwriter Christina Lynn Martin host this "Evening with Martin Gerschwitz" as Martin of Iron Butterfly and The Animals performs music from the epic bands he tours with and his semi-classical originals as well as joining Butch and Christina in songs from the touring documentary concert "Romancing the West".

  • Wed

    Sep 9

    Neligh, NE, US | 7:00pm

    Neligh Regional Library and Romancing the West present "Time Travels Through the American West", highlights from the critically acclaimed documentary concert "Romancing the West" featuring performances by Cowboy Poet Butch Martin and singer/songwriter Christina Lynn Martin.

  • Sun

    Sep 6

    Elko, NV, US | 2:00pm

    California Trails Interpretive Center and Romancing the West present, "Time Travels Through the American West", featuring highlights from the critically acclaimed documentary concert "Romancing the West" from the 1700's through the Golden Age of Hollywood, performed by producers/performers, Cowboy Poet Butch Martin and Singer/Songwriter Christina Lynn Martin.


  • Butch and Christina
  • Butch cutting on his award winning horse Classy


Sounds Like: Burl Ives, The Sons of the Pioneers, Willie Nelson, Waddie Mitchell

Label: BSW Records

Bio: Butch Martin, Poet, Author and Balladeer

Butch was raised on a farm in South Central Illionis where he was serenaded by the sound of the whipporwills and the rumbling of the steam engines on the nearby railroad. His mother and father sang together in their country church and Butch began singing...See Full Bio

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