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Ernie Martinez


Back In Kona CD   Founders: Bands, Singers, Songwriters / Composers, Solo Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers, Musicians, Cowboy Poets, Places to Hear Acoustic Music, Locations, Venues, Clubs, Festivals, Business and Services Supporting Acoustic Music, Music Stores, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers Steve Pierce
Loose Ends and Hidden Gems ©2022

Ernie plays at least 1 instrument on every song and sings backup vocal on 15
  1. I'm Going to Kona (Steve Pierce)
  2. The Blind Man (sits in the corner watching) (Steve Pierce)
  3. Look For Me in the Lava (Steve Pierce)
  4. Friends and Family (Steve Pierce)
  5. Wish You the Best (Steve Pierce)
  6. She's My Little Jenny (Steve Pierce)
  7. Wings of the Wind (Steve Pierce)
  8. It's Great to be Living (Steve Pierce)
  9. Rainbow (Steve Pierce)
  10. Down the Alley (Steve Pierce)
  11. Full Moon in Kona (Steve Pierce)
  12. Cabin in the Mountains (Steve Pierce)
  13. Three Beers and a Bloody Mary (Steve Pierce)
  14. Back in Kona (Steve Pierce)
  15. Traveling Down this Winding Road (Steve Pierce)
  16. Moutain of Freedom (Steve Pierce)
  17. You Can't Look Back (Steve Pierce)

Runaway Express
Woodstock ©2020

Ernie plays mandolin, guitar, banjo, dobro

The Prelude
The Runaway Fantasy Begins
     * Come On
     * Goin' Up The Country/America
     * Quincy's Tune
     * Chest Fever
     * Walkin' Down the Line
     * Woodstock
     * Our Summer of '69

Back To The Garden
The Festival Begins
     * The Freedom Collage
        a. Find The Cost Of Freedom
        b. Let Freedom Ring
     * Selections From Tommy

Nighttime To Dawn
     * Friday Evening
     * Motherland
     * I Had a Dream/Sleepers Awaken
     * The Streets Of Heaven Collage
        a. Summer Of '59
        b. At The Hop/Book Of Love
        c. The Beat Generation
        d. Summer Of '69 (reprise)

The Storm
     * Circle Game/I Wish I Could Have Been         There/Chimes Of Freedom
     * Rainfall
     * The Potpourri Collage
        a. Uncle John's Band
        b. The Weight
        c. Lodi
        d. Helplessly Hoping
        e. Comin' Into Los Angeles
        f. If I Were A Carpenter
        g. Younger Generation
        h. The Kids Are Alright
     * Regeneration
     * I'll Paint Rainbows
     * Celebration

>From The Bay
     * Piece Of My Heart
        a. White Rabbit
        b. The Dead Set
        c. Dance To The Music
        d. Somebody To Love
        e. Wanna Take You Higher
        f. Soul Sacrifice
        g. Joni's Woodstock and Volunteers
     * Cancles in the Rain

The Aftermath
     * The Ride
        a. Star Spangled Banner
     *Get Together

  Runaway Express Woodstock

Bring 'Em Home CD
    ("earsie" photos by Terry Nash)


Sandy Reay and Friends
Bring 'Em Home©2020
Ernie plays mandolin on 1, 6, and 9, resophonic guitar on 1 and 6, acoustic guitar on 2 and 3, pedal steel on 3, 7 and 10, banjo on 11, baritone ukulele on 4,
electric bass on 3 and 11, electric guitar on 3, keyboard on 3, drums on #3, sings lead on 3, sings harmony on 1 and 4, co-wrote 11, and arranged 3

    1. Bring 'Em Home (Sandra L. Reay, Terry Nash, Dave Schaper)
    2. Melinda Rose (Sandra L. Reay, John Nelson)
    3. Ride For The Win (Sandra L. Reay, John Nelson)
    4. Black Day (Sandra L. Reay)
    6. Spitting Seeds (Sandra L. Reay)
    7. Diamonds and Gold (Sandra L. Reay, Floyd Beard ,Tom Munch, Dave Schaper)
    9. Another Horse to Saddle (Sandra L. Reay)
   10. Wish You Were Here (Sandra L. Reay)
   11. Two Below The Hocks (Sandra L. Reay, Terry Nash, Ernie Martinez)


Runaway Express
Small Towns ©2019

Ernie plays mandolin on 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16, dobro on 1, 4, 6, and 10, banjo on 2, 4, 8, 13, 14, and 16, mandola on 5 and 6, Danelectro baritone guitar on 9 and 17, 12-string guitar on 5 and 11, high-string guitar on 5 and 16, electric guitar on 11 and 17, acoustic guitar on 1, 3, 16 and 17, classical guitar on 9 and 15, drums on 7, 9, 10, and 16, and co-wrote 1

  1. Prelude 
  2. This Old Town
  3. Our Town
  4. Seet Lovin' Daddy
  5. Your Home Town
  6. Early
  7. Little Town Tour
  8. Oildale
  9. Kansas Skies
  10. Number 29 
  11. Gunslinger 
  12. Texas Trilogy/Daybreak 
  13. Texas Trilogy/Trainride 
  14. Texas 1947 
  15. Our Town 
  16. The Quiet Life 
  17. Metropolis/I'm a Small Town/Early
  Runaway Express Small Towns
Ernie Martinez, Sleigh Ridin' CD  

Ernie Martinez
Sleigh Ridin' ©2016
Ernie plays guitars, acoustic and electric mandolin, acoustic and electric Dobro, banjo, bouziki, acoustic and electric bass, and snare drum

  1. O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)
  2. The Christmas Song
  3. Christmas Time's a-Comin'
  4. Jingle Bells
  5. Silent Night
  6. Santa Claus
  7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  8. Winter Wonderland
  9. Away in a Manger
  10. Auld Lang Syne

Junction 5-12
San Miguel ©2016

  1. One Wild Heart (Ernie Martinez, Mary Gifford)
  2. Bright Sun of Montana Skies (Ernie Martinez, Mary Gifford)
  3. Memory of the Sea
  4. Rough and Tumbling Creek (Ernie Martinez, Mary Gifford)
  5. San Migues (Ernie Martinez, Mary Gifford)
  6. Will It Grow
  7. Your Face Again (Ernie Martinez, Mary Gifford)
  8. Once a Cowboy (Ernie Martinez, Mary Gifford)
  9. Bristlecone Pine
  10. Blue Shadows on the Trail
  Junction 5-12 San Miguel CD
Liz Masterson Mood Swings CD  

Liz Masterson
Mood Swings ©2016
Ernie plays guitars on 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, and mandolin, electric mandolin, Dobro, and snare drum

  1. Route 66
  2. It Had to Be You
  3. By a Campfire on the Trail
  4. An Old Watermill by a Waterfall
  5. I'm Confessin'
  6. Homes of the Donegal
  7. Brain Cloudy Blues
  8. Spring Cleanin'
  9. Ashokan Farewell
  10. When You're Blue Just Yodel
  11. Vaya Con Dios

Jeff King
The Golden Thread ©2015
Ernie plays bass, mandolin, electric guitar, and drums.

  1. The Golden Thread (Jeff King)
  2. The Face of God (Jeff King)
  3. The Long Way Around (Jeff King)
  4. Hero's Journey (Jeff King)
  5. Endurance (Jeff King)
  6. The Silence of Your Voice (Jeff King)
  7. Meditation Jones (Jeff King)
  8. Dandelion (Jeff King)
  9. Dark Ages (I Offer My Peace) (Jeff King)
  10. Expressing ... as One (Jeff King)
  Jeff King: The Golden Thread
The Gang CD  

Jon Chandler
The Gang ©2012
Ernie plays acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, resophonic guitar, pedal steel, and sings background vocal on 12

  1. Midnight on Poker Creek (Jon Chandler)
  2. Ridin' With Red (Jon Chandler)
  3. Through the Gap (Jon Chandler)
  4. Hoofbeats on Stone (Jon Chandler)
  5. The Saint of Empty Saddles (Jon Chandler)
  6. Out West of Laramie (Jon Chandler)
  7. Oh, Shenandoah! (trad)
  8. (Have We Lost) The Last True Cowboy? (Jon Chandler)
  9. Smokey (Jon Chandler)
  10. Ride the Red Wall (Jon Chandler)
  11. Wyoming Wind (Jon Chandler)
  12. Bug Guts on the Windshield (Jon Chandler)
  13. Morning Star Moon (Jon Chandler)
  14. The Search (Jon Chandler)
  15. Somewhere Down the Trail (bonus track)
Runaway Express
Yeah, Buddy! ©2011

Ernie plays banjo, mandolin, dobro, mandola, guitar
  1. Intro
  2. Peggy Sue Got Married
  3. Words of Love/Listen To Me
  4. Every Day/It's So Easy
  5. Caprock
  6. Crrying, Waiting, Hoping/Heartbeat
  7. Learning The Game/Wishing
  8. I'm Gonna Love You, Too
  9. That'll Be The Day
  10. Well All Right/Maybe Baby
  11. That's What They Say/Tell Me How
  12. Look At Me/Take Your Time
  13. True Love Ways
  14. Rock Around With Ollie Vee
  Runaway Express Yeah, Buddy!

Blue Range CD


Ernie Martinez
BlueRange ©2011
Ernie plays acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, resophonic guitar, and bass, and sings lead and harmony vocals

  1. Along the Navajo Trail
  2. BlueRange (Ernie Martinez, Anne Byrne)
  3. The Old Double Diamond
  4. Ride 'Em Cowboy
  5. [Our] Last Roundup (Ernie Martinez, Sandy Reay)
  6. Up on the Divide
  7. El Rancho Grande
  8. Red River Valley
  9. Night Rider's Lament
  10. Texas River Song
  11. Streets of Laredo

Sandy Reay and Friends
I Wanted to Fly ©2010
Ernie plays guitar, mandolin, banjo, resophonic guitar, pedal steel, electric bass and/or drums on 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13 & 14, and sings lead on 9 & 13. He co-wrote 9 & 13.

1.  I Wanted to Fly (Sandra L. Reay)
2.  Black Leather Coat (Sandra L. Reay, JJ Fraser)
4.  Already Gone (Sandra L. Reay)
6. I'll Hold You Close (Sandra L. Reay, JJ Fraser)
8.  State Line Cafe (Sandra L. Reay, BJ Suter)
9.  One Lonely Rider (Ernie Martinez / Sandra L. Reay)
10. Hitchhiker (Sandra L. Reay)
13. Whole Lotta Pain (Sandra L. Reay, Ernie Martinez)
14. Sandstorm From Sedona (Sandra L. Reay)


I Wanted to Fly CD

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CBMS 2009 Compilation CD


CBMS 2009
A Collection of Songs from 'Bands on Call' V ©2009
Ernie plays banjo and guitar on Disk 1 #11; plays mandolin, guitar and sing on Disk 2 #4, and plays mandolin on Disk 2 #13

1-11. Sandy Reay - Hitchhiker (Sandra L. Reay)
2-4 Loose Cannon Bluegrass Band - Gospel Lullaby (Lisa Astrella)
2-13. WhoYaSay? - State Line Cafe (Sandra L. Reay, BJ Suter)


Ernie Martinez
Where I Make My Home ©2008

  1. Wind Jig (Ernie Martinez / Mary Huckins)
  2. Swan River Bridge(Joe Zambrano)
  3. Whole World Round (J. Stewart / M. Jayne)
  4. Father's Wish (Ernie Martinez / Anne Byrne)
  5. Cast Your Fate to the Wind (Vince Guaraldi)
  6. Tear My Stillhouse Down (Gillian Welch)
  7. One Lonely Rider (Ernie Martinez / Sandra L. Reay)
  8. I'll Just Say No (Tom Gould)
  9. Where I Make My Home (Ernie Martinez / Anne Byrne)
  10. Stymied (A. Munde / R. Bush)
  11. Cowboy on the Range (Ernie Martinez / Ray Lejeune)
  12. I'll Just Go Away (Carter Stanley)
  13. Measure of a Man (Anne Byrne)

Ernie Martinez: Where I Make My Home CD

Runaway Express Howlin at the Moon   Runaway Express
Howlin' at the Moon ©2008

Ernie plays mandolin, banjo, dobro, guitar, mandola
  1. Ozark Night Intro 
  2. That Song About The River
  3. West Texas Wind 
  4. Howlin' At The Moon 
  5. River 
  6. Stuff That Works 
  7. Cross Between A River And A Cross
  8. Baby Sings The Blues 
  9. Child's Song 
  10. Stories We Could Tell 
  11. Sweet Is The Melody 
  12. Ozark Night (For The Dillards) 
  13. Letter To Mom 
  14. Every Inch Of The Way (For The Kingston Trio) 
  15. Lay Down Your Weary Tune 
  16. Friend For Life /Dare Of An Angel How Can I Keep From Singing 

Founders: Bands, Singers, Songwriters, Solo Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers, Musicians, Places to Hear Acoustic Music, Locations, Venues, Clubs, Festivals, Business and Services Supporting Acoustic Music, Music Stores, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers Sandy Reay
Three For the Road ©2006
Ernie plays pedal steel on 1, guitar, frailing & Scruggs-style banjos on 3, arranged 3, and produced all 3 songs

  1. Sandstorm From Sedona (Sandra L. Reay)
  2. Already Gone (Sandra L. Reay)
  3. Hitchhiker (Sandra L. Reay)

Three For the Road CD

Runaway Express Oh Boy!   Runaway Express
Oh, Boy! ©2004

Ernie plays mandolin and dobro
  1. Rave On
  2. Love is Strange/Come on Let's Go//Dearest
  3. Caprock
  4. Peggy Sue
  5. Raining in My Heart
  6. Good Rockin' Tonight/I'm Ready
  7. Not Fade Away
  8. Learnin' the Game
  9. Doesn't Matter Anymore
  10. Rave On
  11. Think It Over
  12. Oh, Boy!
  13. Clovis Highway
  14. True Love Ways
  15. Down the Line
  16. Coda (Rave On)
Jon Chandler and the Wichitones
Maybe It's The Moon ©2004
  1. Through the Gap
  2. Geronimo's Men
  3. Maybe It's the Moon
  4. Georgia on a Fast Train
  5. The Jackson Moon
  6. He Was No Hero
  7. Long Black Veil
  8. Broken Windows
  9. Vimbo's Wednesday Blues
  10. Bug Guts on the Windshield
  11. Early
  12. The Spanish Peaks
  13. Edward's Away
  14. Every Little Thing
  15. Hoofbeats on Stone
  16. Black Horse
  17. I'm Goin' Home
  Jon Chandler: Maybe It's the Moon CD
Annie Phillips: Annie CD
  Annie Phillips
Annie ©2004
Ernie produced the CD,
plays guitar, mandolin, banjo, clawhammer banjo, bass, Dobro, and whistle
and sings lead and harmony vocals
  1. Takin' His Name (A.Phillips, T. Phillips, E. Martinez)
  2. I Don't Know How to Love Him
  3. A Walk in the Irish Rain
  4. Muddy Water
  5. John Riley
  6. Ridin' That Midnight Train
  7. You Oughta Be Here With Me
  8. Why'd You Wait So Long
  9. Home Again (A. Phillips / E. Martinez)
  10. It Is You (I Have Loved)
  11. Hallelujah, I'm Ready To Go
  12. All Good Gifts
Ernie's Army
Ernie Martinez
a performance demo featuring the guitar, resophonic guitar, mandolin, pedal steel, banjo and bass playing of Ernie Martinez
  1. Ernie's Army - all instruments played by Ernie
    Excerpts from recordings featuring Ernie:
  2. Electric Guitar / Steel guitar / Lead Vocal - Fox on the Run /Triggerfinger
  3. Dobro - My Last Stand / Jon Chandler
  4. Mandolin - Back to West Texas/Ken Lee
  5. Mandolin - The Wind Jig/Dakota Blonde
  6. Twin Dobros - Love Will Keep Us Alive/Reckless Abandon
  7. Electric Guitar/Bass Guitar - Action Packed/Kyle O'Brien
  8. Bass Guitar - Somebody Will/Bill Griese
  9. Banjo/Mandola - Heartbeat/Runaway Express
  10. Gut String Guitar - The Lights Go Dim (Steve Pierce)
  Ernie Martinez: Ernie's Army  CD

Reckless Abandon: Watch Out! CD

  Reckless Abandon
Watch Out! ©2003
Picked as one of Print Magazine's Top 100 Designs!
Ernie plays pedal steel, banjo, and resonphonic guitar
  1. Other Side of the Hill
  2. This Shirt
  3. Howlin' at the Moon
  4. Someday Soon
  5. Don't Know Much About Waltzin' (Dave Schaper/Tom Schaper)
  6. Past the Point of Rescue
  7. Give Me Wings
  8. I Only Have Eyes for You
  9. Nowhere Man
  10. Turning of a Heart
  11. I Got it Bad
  12. Love Will Keep Us Alive
  13. Mercenary Song
  14. Rose of Cimarron
Runaway Express
Nature/Songs of the Wild ©2003
  1. Wild in Colorado prologue
  2. They Were Nearly Gone
  3. Face to Face
  4. The Rainforest Calls
  5. Sparrows
  6. Predators
  7. It's a Dog's Life
  8. Wildlife in Danger
  9. Wild in Colorado
  10. The Old Trail
  11. This Land is Your Land
  12. Rightful Owners
  Runaway Express: Nature Songs of the Wild CD

 South Dakota Afternoon CD

  Dakota Blonde
South Dakota Afternoon ©2003
Ernie plays mandolin, banjo, and electric bass on 13
  1. Dig Real Deep
  2. Come With What's in Your Heart
  3. September
  4. South Dakota Afternoon
  5. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
  6. Perfect Moment
  7. The Wind Jig
  8. Dooley
  9. The Meanest Thing
  10. Home for a Time
  11. Annabelle
  12. Jukebox Rag
  13. Have a Little Faith
Cheval du Noel ©2002
Produced by G. Carr and J. Ratts
Ernie plays mandolin on 4, 11; resophonic guitar and bass on 14

4. Soul Cake (with Chris Daniels)
11. Nothing But a Child (with Runaway Express)
14. Christmas Time is Here Again (with John Heald and Jan Duncan)

  Cheval du Noel CD
Jon Chandler: Sepia Soul CD   Jon Chandler
Sepia Soul, The Best of Jon Chandler ©1995-2002
Ernie plays banjo, Dobro, electric guitar, mandolin on cuts 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 13, 15, 16
  1. Colorado Skies
  2. Red Tail
  3. He Was No Hero
  4. Thorns
  5. Through the Gap
  6. Be On My Way
  7. Heartwell
  8. The Spanish Peaks (Reprise)
  9. America's Soul
  10. Nancy's Eyes
  11. I'm Going Home
  12. Out West of Laramie
  13. My Last Stand
  14. Little Wilbur & Miss Lorraine
  15. Niobrara (Running Water)
  16. Distant Rain
Timothy P. Irvin
And the Rocky Mountain Stocking Stuffers
A Bluegrass Christmas
Ernie plays guitars, mandolin, resophonic guitar, banjo, and bass guitar and sings baritone
  1. Christmas Day
  2. The Night Before Christmas
  3. Jingle Bells
  4. Colorado Christmas
  5. White Christmas
  6. Pineywood Mountains
  7. I Was There (When Christ Was Born)
  8. Last Month of the Year
  9. I Want My Daddy Back
  10. Christmas in the Trenches
  Timothy P Irvin: The Stocking Stuffers, Bluegrass Christmas CD
Steve Pierce: The Lights Go Dim CD  

Founders: Bands, Singers, Songwriters, Solo Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers, Musicians, Places to Hear Acoustic Music, Locations, Venues, Clubs, Festivals, Business and Services Supporting Acoustic Music, Music Stores, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers Steve Pierce
The Lights Go Dim ©2001
Ernie plays electric guitar, high string guitar, classical guitar, steel guitar, dobro, banjo, and/or mandolin on songs 1-5 & 12-15

1. My Sister So Far Away (Steve Pierce)
2. Five Pennies (Steve Pierce)
3. The Lights Go Dim (Steve Pierce)
4. Sorry Old Friend (Steve Pierce)
5. Nametags (Steve Pierce)
12. I Found A Way (Steve Pierce)
13. Bubble Gum Song (Steve Pierce)
14. 'Til The Mornin' Comes (Steve Pierce)
15. Just let the Ass Hole Go (Steve Pierce) 


How Sweet the Sound
A Collection of Songs from Swallow Hill's Teachers ©1998

CD 2 #8 Timberline Rose (Ernie Martinez)

  How Sweet the Sound Swallow Hill Teacher's CD
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