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CONVERSATIONS WITH PETE MARTINEZ

May 12, 2012 By Makayla Moore

Writer for Casper Journal

“An Intimate Evening with Pete Martinez,” a special single performance by Nashville recording artist, Pete Martinez, will be hosted by the Nicolaysen Art Museum Thursday, May 3.

Martinez comes from a family of musicians. His ability was discovered at an early age. His father placed a guitar in his hands, hoping to share his love of music with his son. The four-year-old picked up that guitar and after a short lesson was able to play. It’s a time that he remembers vividly. “I remember being able to do everything I was shown and play everything I heard,” Martinez said. “My father was the first musical influence that I had and he introduced me to all of his favorites, which became the foundation for my own music.” They played together, with Martinez’s brother, Anthony. Traditional country music, such as Merle Haggard, Hank Williams and Elvis was often heard echoing through the halls.

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HAVE YOU MET?

Nov 11, 2011 By Nancy Koontz

Writer from Blacktie Colorado

After a short “voice-resting” break, popular (and accomplished) country singer, water resource developer – and avid horseman - Pete Martinez is back in the performing saddle.   

When it comes to Pete Martinez, I might be a little biased.  I first saw Pete perform one Saturday afternoon several years ago at a round-up event out in the beautiful pastures of Larkspur - and thought to myself, this gent has star quality and charisma – plus tons of talent!  He for sure had the audience captivated with his authentic, explorative songs.  Pete has become a valued friend, and it’s always enlightening to talk life and philosophy with him.        

Pete has been an entertainer since he started playing the guitar at age 4 when his father first put the guitar in his hands.  He’s a Nashville recording star, has performed all over the country, and has been written up by numerous publications – and played for (at the time) President Bush and Vice-President Cheney.  In addition to the USA, Pete’s albums have a strong following in other countries.  

Pete’s varied life has been filled with time spent in the great western outdoors, and he’s a true lover of the West and all the uniqueness and richness it holds. 

With his wise perceptiveness and instant intuitiveness, Pete Martinez has been a mentor for me and many others.  There’s vastness to his talents; and he lives his life thoughtfully. Pete performed recently at the Summit Restaurant (Gayle and Ed Novak are the proprietors), and there’s no doubt he owned the room.  Thank goodness this cowboy isn’t even close to riding off into the sunset! 

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MAVERICK: If water is the west’s new gold then COUNTRY SINGER PETE MARTINEZ is onto platinum

Sep 03, 2007 By Nancy Clark

Editor, Frontier Airlines Wild Blue Yonder

In an era of bratty hip-hop celebs that defrock hotel rooms out of boredom and gain superstardom for their misbehaving ways, it’s easy to see why Pete Martinez flies under the radar. Impeccably mannered, starched and tucked in, he carries none of the self-absorbed bravado of a performer on the rise. Instead he holds doors open wide for the ladies. He makes a point of praising the server in the room who brings him a cold one and doesn’t recognize him. And he dives into genuine dialog with the menfolk about, well, manly things like river runs and Fourteeners. In an era of bratty hip-hop celebs that defrock hotel rooms out of boredom and gain superstardom for their misbehaving ways, it’s easy to see why Pete Martinez flies under the radar. Impeccably mannered, starched and tucked in, he carries none of the self-absorbed bravado of a performer on the rise. Instead he holds doors open wide for the ladies. He makes a point of praising the server in the room who brings him a cold one and doesn’t recognize him. And he dives into genuine dialog with the menfolk about, well, manly things like river runs and Fourteeners. 

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