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WSP After-Party: BLOODKIN (Celebrating the life & songs of Daniel Hutchens)
August 7 @ 11:30 pm
LATE SHOW! The OFFICIAL Widespread Panic after-party at The Grey Eagle on Saturday August 7th at 11:30pm! Doors open at 11pm. BLOODKIN: Celebrating the life and songs of Daniel Hutchens
with very special guests Betsy Franck, Eric Martinez and Tori Pater.
“From the very beginnings of Widespread Panic to today and beyond, Bloodkin has been one of our greatest influences. Danny and Eric’s music has a consistent blend of poetry, intestinal fortitude, and song-craftmanship that I envy. I can hope their example sinks in to my own approach to music.” –JOHN BELL of WIDESPREAD PANIC
“Betsy has sung on many of my live shows and recordings. The passion, beauty and soulfulness of her voice always takes the songs up a few notches. She’s one of the best singers I’ve ever worked with because she always knows what to do to make a song complete. Betsy rules!” — Randall Bramblett
“I have had the pleasure of working with Betsy on many recording projects over the years. She’s my first call when I need someone with a smooth soulful vocal style.” — John Keane
Hailing from Rockville, Maryland and calling Denver, Colorado home, Eric Martinez is a sought after guitarist in the rock/jam band world and a fixture of the local Denver Music Scene.
As a member of multiple bands, Eric has earned a reputation as a hired gun and polished music professional. Whether he’s onstage or in the studio, Eric’s precision and laser focus elevates most any act or project. His musical acumen and his demand for perfection keeps him high on people’s lists. In short, Eric is a musician’s musician; a player’s player; an artist’s artist.
Eric’s diverse range of talents allows him to acclimate to most any musical setting. Whether engineering and producing a bluegrass track for Jojo Herrmann in his home studio or shredding solos on stage with Portland’s Jerry Joseph or Athens’ Bloodkin, Eric is renowned for his ability to instantly add energy and prowess to the stage.
However, it’s his songwriting in his own bands, Dyrty Byrds and CubanStack that has set him apart from other guitar slingers. Eric sings, writes, produces, engineers and plays lead. His instincts for the instruments have been perfected by his professionalism and work ethic. He’s not limited by tone or genre, scene or style. He enhances all of them.
Written up in Rolling Stone for his work with Bloodkin, invited onstage with touring behemoths Widespread Panic, and a fulcrum of the local Denver music scene, Martinez is one of the most well respected artists in the area.
“The spike and slash of Carter and Eric Martinez’s guitars in “Wait Forever” suggest Keith Richards and Ron Wood — armed with Civil War bayonets.” –David Fricke, Rolling Stone