- Friday | October 26, 2018
- 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rascal Martinez in Concert
Friday, October 26th at 7:30 pm
Singer/Songwriter Rascal Martinez and his brother, Marcello Sanchez, hail from Denver, CO. The two grew up in a small Nebraska town where they went from recording albums in a home basement studio to the professional studios of Nashville, Tennessee.
Channeling a mix of Indie-folk and country, Rascal Martinez’s unique Americana-style roots music elicit memories of Buddy Holly and early Van Morrison. The trio delivers accessible and heartfelt originals, as well as an impressive catalogue of covers and standards.
That sound was polished and deepened after working and collaborating in Nashville in 2016. Rascal tours year round throughout the Midwest, including Nashville, Chicago, Los Angeles, Omaha and Denver to name a few. Shows are supported by material from 3 very strong CDs. His fan base is extensive and loyal, with more than 22,000 followers on Facebook alone!
The dynamic live three-piece act carries a small plug in and play stage footprint but brings a big sound. Rock is replete with pretenders, borrowers and copycats, but once in a great while comes an artist who channels a spirit with a fresh yet familiar and resonant style.
Loss. If there was only one word that would describe the theme of the new Album from Nebraska’s Rascal Martinez, Far from Home, it would have to be loss. Recorded in Nashville in just two days, Far from Home captures the energy and live stage feel characteristic of Rascal Martinez’ live performances. The resulting sound evokes recollections of Hank Williams’ I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, Steve Young’s heart-wrenching I Can’t Sleep, with addictive melodies reminiscent of Ernest Tubb’s I’m Walkin’ the Floor over You. Guitar, bass, 6 piece drum kit and occasional piano; Far from Home is unpretentious, straightforward and Rascal’s most heartfelt album to date. The album was released in July 2018.