Walter Martin (Jonathan Fire* Eater / The Walkmen / Songwriter and Solo Artist) part 1 of 2

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Oct 18 2019 47 mins  

The Travelling Entertainer talks with our first guest, Walter Martin (Jonathan Fire* Eater, The Walkmen / Songwriter and Solo Artist) about touring the world and how those experiences have affected his music, songs and life.

Walter Martin is a multi-award-winning songwriter best known for his work with rock 'n' roll bands The Walkmen (lyricist, co-writer, multi-instrumentalist 2000-2013) and Jonathan Fire*Eater (co-writer, organist 1994-1998).   In 2014 Martin launched a solo career and has subsequently released four studio albums: two Parents’ Choice award winning family albums (2014's We're All Young Together and 2017's My Kinda Music) and two critically acclaimed albums for adults (2016's Arts & Leisure and 2018's Reminisce Bar & Grill).

In addition to making his albums, Martin creates original music and songs for film and television.

Martin has won multiple awards for original music and his work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR's All Things Considered, The Atlantic, Pitchfork, NPR's Morning Edition, USA Today, The Guardian, SPIN, NPR Music, Billboard, WNYC and various other press outlets.  He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.