Eric Martinez

Eric Martinez

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Original Rock & Roll!

Biography

Eric Martinez lives in Denver, CO where he plays locally with his bands Lake Effect and The Tori Pater Trio, and the new supergroup called Dyrty Byrds which consists of;
Eric Martinez- Bass
Tori Pater- Guitar
Sam Holt- Guitar
Mike Goletz- Drums
Eric also plays in the Athens, GA based rock band Bloodkin, Daniel Hutchens Acoustic, and CubanStack, the east coast based rock band that rears its ugly head for a few weddings and festivals a year.
Eric has been playing music since the mid 80’s and has played the guitar, bass, and drums in bands all across the country. Since moving to Colorado he has found his niche in a music scene that thrives on originality and hard work and has played with the likes of Outformation, Back Yard Tire Fire, Robert Walter, Robert Mercurio, Fred Wesley, Jerry Joseph, Willy Waldmen & Brian Jordan, Cecil “Peanut” Daniels, Polytoxic, Double Parked, plus the annual re-make of The Band’s “The Last Waltz” where he sings and plays guitar on Neil Young’s Helpless.
Eric has also been writing and recording music for years. In his home studio he can lay down anything from acoustic tracks to full band orchestrations of his music. He has also worked with engineer/producer David Barbe at Chase Park Transduction while recording Love Songs For Losers, the second solo record from Bloodkin frontman Daniel Hutchens, and Baby They Told Us We Would Rise Again, the new release from Bloodkin. These sessions included Athens, GA greats like Todd Nance, William Tonks, Mike Cooley, and John Neff.

Lyrics

Lonely Sacrifice

Written By: Eric Martinez

Paellaa in the kitchen
Sewing fast to get the top done
Blasting some Led Zepplin while we eat

Resurrecting car parts
Turns the green one into diamonds
Leaving the Citation on the street

Going to the next house
On the way to the last house
Fishing for survivors in the creek

Potomac’s running low right now
We can walk almost halfway out
Going to the next spot at the Lee’s

Never ending wheeling
When we get to Carolina
The beaches lonely sacrifice for us

Smokey Mountain mansion
Hiking with now boots on
Hoping to God those levees wouldn’t bust

Tripping on a cloudy moon
Watching the Hale Bop Comet
There is nothing much left to do
Except stick to your life and love it

Kiss St. Peter when you’re going in
Tell him about those crazy things he all ready new we did
Send me a sign that you got there safe
God knows he don’t hear me praying
Hoping for the day to see my buddy again
He was living it to the end

Ballad Of Dick & Jane

Written By: Eric Martinez

I’ve been pushed down,
But I’m standing up again
I’ve been pushed down,
But I’m standing up again
Never met a girl like you before,
Stay with me till the end

Doing 90 miles an hour
And my car reads 63
Doing 90 miles an hour
And my car reads 63
Finally turn 100,
And my motor burns like it’s 13

The cats are doing kitty things,
And the dogs are howling in the light
The cats are doing kitty things,
And the dogs are howling in the light
Looking for your hotel room
So I can say goodnight

Your blankets turning blood red
Your eyes are white your checking out
Your blankets turning blood red
Your eyes are white your checking out
If I can’t have you no one can
No ones allowed

St. Sebastian

Written By: Eric Martinez

Left,
high and dry
starin
in your rearview mirror
stranded
with a desert cactus
laugh
as the hands, they clap us

water
to quench your thirst
blessed or was it a curse
plauged
down from Rome
Heaven,
gonna send you home

sent into the city
dirt beneath his feet
turned into the city
his life became the streets

pulled out
all his teeth
bridgin gaps
from underneath
evil night hangin low
St. Sebastian, he didn't even know

drownin,
in his hair and beard
busted cross 'round his neck
frayed now his edges sharp
bleedin outta his ageless scars

sent into the city
dirt beneath his feet
turned into the city
his life became the streets

They call him St. Sebastian
Demons riding by his side

Discography

Under The Rug
Steel Strung
Question & Stories
Love Songs For Losers
Lonely Sacrifice
Baby They Told Us We Would Rise Again

Set List

I play mostly originals these days but depending on the night and the crowd I can do a wide range of rock oriented artist from Neil Young to The Replacements.