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An extremely versatile musician, Ernie plays just about every instrument that has strings, and more. He started out in the late 1960's playing guitar and drums. Then, when Foggy Mountain Breakdown and The Dueling Banjos came out, he was inspired to learn 5-string banjo. Soon afterwards, he took up the mandolin, resophonic guitar, and pedal steel. He started his first bluegrass band in 1971, while he was in high school. He also plays fiddle, piano, and bass. He has played in numerous bluegrass bands since high school and is one of the leading go-to sidemen in Colorado. In 2013, he performed with Camptown, winning third in the RockyGrass Band contest.

He has played on over 150 albums as a studio musician in both Colorado and Nashville, including those of Tom Paxton, John McEuen, Jimmy Ibbotsen and many more. He is in demand as an album producer, song-arranger, and co-writer.

Ernie is a brilliant musician, inspiring teacher, recording artist, songwriter, and producer. He teaches private lessons at Swallow Hill Music Association and Olde Town Pickin' Parlor, where his specialties are bluegrass and country, beginning through advanced levels. In addition, he teaches various classes at Swallow Hill, including bluegrass singing. He has taught at Pete Wernick's banjo camps.

He plays regularly with Runaway Express, Jon Chandler & the Wichitones, Dakota Blonde, Timothy P. Irvin and the Stocking Stuffers, Reckless Abandon, and The Ouzo Project. His newest bands are Dusty Divine and the Real Deal (Dustin Devine, Chuck Tinsley, Kenny Pabst, Doug Eldrick, Tony Ortega), Junction 5-12 (Bob Cooke and Mary Gifford), and Sand Louis Valley Co-Op, with long-time friends Bill and Fred Lovato and Carol Mayberry. They will perform at the Western Music Association Annual Festival in Albuquerque in November, 2017.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 he was a finalist for the Western Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year.

   
   

Junction 5-12 at America's Soul Live!
June 20, 2017

with Bob Cooke, Mary Gifford, and Johnny Neill

Junction 5-12: Bob Cooke, Mary Gifford, Ernie Martinez
Junction 5-12: Bob Cooke, Mary Gifford, Ernie Martinez Bob Cooke, Mary Gifford, Ernie Martinez, Johnny Neill
   
   
Valentines Concert at Swallow Hill, Denver
with Dakota Blonde

(photos by Bill Patterson) 

Dakoday Blonde, Swallow Hill, Feb. 2017 Dakoday Blonde, Gordon Burt, Kristi Bartleson
   
   
Dakoday Blonde, Miners Alley, Nov. 11, 2016
Concert at Miners Alley, Golden
with Dakota Blonde

(photos by Bill Patterson) 

 

Dakoday Blonde, Miners Alley, Nov. 11, 2016 Dakoday Blonde, Miners Alley, Nov. 11, 2016
Dakoday Blonde, Miners Alley, Nov. 11, 2016 Dakoday Blonde, Miners Alley, Nov. 11, 2016
Dakoday Blonde, Miners Alley, Nov. 11, 2016 Dakoday Blonde, Miners Alley, Nov. 11, 2016
   
   
Concert at Swallow Hill October 29, 2016
with Jon Chandler, Mary Huckins, Dana Vernon

(photos by Bill Patterson) 

Ernie Martinez, Swallow Hill, October 2016
Ernie Martinez, Swallow Hill, October 2016 Ernie Martinez, Swallow Hill, October 2016
Dana Vernon, Jon Chandler, Mary Huckins, Ernie Martinez, Swallow Hill, October 2016 Jon Chandler, Mary Huckins, Ernie Martinez, Swallow Hill, October 2016
   
   

2016 High Peak Music Festival

(photos by Bill Patterson) 

HIgh Peaks

2016 HIgh Peaks Music Festival, with Dakota Blonde

with Dakota Blonde

2016 HIgh Peaks Music Festival, with Dakota Blonde 2016 HIgh Peaks Music Festival, with Dakota Blonde
2016 HIgh Peaks Music Festival, with Smythe & Taylor

2016 HIgh Peaks Music Festival, with Smythe & Taylor

with Smythe & Taylor

with Dakota Blonde and Smythe & Taylor, HIgh Peaks Music Festival, Septerm 2016 with Dakota Blonde and Smythe & Taylor, HIgh Peaks Music Festival, Septerm 2016
2016 HIgh Peaks Music Festival, with Smythe & Taylor 2016 HIgh Peaks Music Festival, with Smythe & Taylor
   
   
with Dakota Blonde, Littleton Historic Musieum, August 2016

 

with Dakota Blonde, Littleton Historic Musieum, August 2016

 

(photos by Bill Patterson)  

 

with Dakota Blonde, Littleton Historic Musieum, August 2016

   
   

with Dakota Blonde at Roxborough Park   
August 20, 2016                    

 

(photos by Bill Patterson)                

with Dakota Blonde at Roxborough Park August 20 2016
with Dakota Blonde at Roxborough Park August 20 2016 with Dakota Blonde at Roxborough Park August 20 2016
   
   
Mountain Melodies, Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, Golden CO, Aug. 7, 2016, with Dakota Blonde Mountain Melodies, Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, Golden CO, Aug. 7, 2016, with Dakota Blonde
Mountain Melodies, Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, Golden CO
August 7, 2016, with Dakota Blonde (photos by Bill Patterson) 
Mountain Melodies, Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, Golden CO, Aug. 7, 2016, with Dakota Blonde
   
   
   
   

Solomon Cook CD release party at Swallow Hill, Denver CO
April 15 2016

with Jim Ratts, John Magnie, Jock Bartley

(photos by Bill Patterson) 

Solomon Cook CD release party April 15 2016

Solomon Cook CD release party April 15 2016
Solomon Cook CD release party April 15 2016 Solomon Cook CD release party April 15 2016
Solomon Cook CD release party April 15 2016 Solomon Cook CD release party April 15 2016
Solomon Cook CD release party April 15 2016 Solomon Cook CD release party April 15 2016
   
   

Junction 5-12 with Mary Gifford "San Miguel" CD release party
March 26, 2016, Aurora CO

(photos by Bill Patterson) 

Junction 5-12
Junction 5-12     Junction 5-12
   
   
Junction 5-12 with Mary Gifford
Junction 5-12 with Mary Gifford
   
   

Buffalo Bill's Birthday Bash
Buffalo Bill's 170th Birthday Party
The Rock Rest Lodge, Golden
with Dana Vernon, Timothy P Irvin, Jon Chandler, others
(photo by Bill Patterson) 

   
   

Dakota Blonde, Feb 13, 2016, Swallow Hill, Denver CO
Dakota Blonde at Swallow Hill 
Feb. 13, 2016                          
(photos by Bill Patterson)                 

Dakota Blonde, Feb 13, 2016, Swallow Hill, Denver CO
   
   
Dana Vernon, Jon Chandler, Ernie Martinez, Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Jan 2016
Dana Vernon, Jon Chandler, Ernie Martinez, Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Golden CO, Jan 24, 2017 (photo by Bill Patterson)
   
   
Dusty Devine and the Real Deal Rockmount Ranch Wear
Dusty Devine and the Real Deal January 2016
(photo by Kent Meireis)
   
   
Dusty Devine and the Real Deal
Dusty Devine and the Real Deal
   
   

America's Soul Live! November 17, 2015
with Kit Simon and Johnny Neill
(photos by Bill Patterson)

 

Kit Simon, Ernie Martinez, Johnny Neill

Ernie Martinez
   
   
   
with Dakota Blonde, October 24, 2015, Miners Alley
with Dakota Blonde, October 24, 2015, Miners Alley
with Dakota Blonde, October 24, 2015, Miners Alley with Dakota Blonde
Acoustic Alley at Miner's Alley
Oct. 24, 2015
(photos by Bill Patterson)
   
   
Dana Vernon, Jon Chandler, Ernie Martinez at Swallow Hill,

with Jon Chandler and Dana Vernon
Swallow Hill Music Association
Oct 2, 2015
(photos by Bill Patterson)                       

Dana Vernon, Jon Chandler, Ernie Martinez at Swallow Hill, Ernie Martinez at Swallow Hill,
   
   
High Pleaks Music Festival Sept 2015
High Peaks Music Festival, Sept. 2015          
with Dakota Blonde, Smythe & Taylor,         
Kit Simon & Drew Horton                    
(photos by Bill Patterson)                       
High Pleaks Music Festival Sept 2015
High Pleaks Music Festival Sept 2015
High Pleaks Music Festival Sept 2015 High Pleaks Music Festival Sept 2015
   
   
with Dakota Blonde at the Briarwood, Golden CO, Aug 2015   with Dakota Blonde at the Briarwood, Golden CO, Aug 2015   with Dakota Blonde at the Briarwood, Golden CO, Aug 2015
with Dakota Blonde, Briarwood, Golden CO, Aug 2015

With Dakota Blonde
The Briarwood, Golden CO

August 19, 2015


(photos by Bill Patterson)

   
   
Olde Town Pickin' Parlor, Arvada, August 2015 Olde Town Pickin' Parlor, Arvada, August 2015
at the Olde Town Pickin' Parlor, Arvada CO, August 18, 2015
see America's Soul Live! August 2015
 (photos by Bill Patterson)
   
   

Pikes Peak Cowboy Gathering
ProRodeo Hall of Fame
Colorado Springs CO

July 9, 2015

    Pikes Peak Cowboy Gathering, Colorado Springs, July 9, 2015   

Pikes Peak Cowboy Gathering, Colorado Springs July 9 2015
                             singing "El Paso"
      with Lee Patterson (left) and Jimmy Lee Robbins
(photos by Sandy Reay)

with Sandy Reay, Pikes Peak Cowboy Gatheirng, July 2015
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  Pikes Peak Cowboy Gathering  

with Sandy Reay, Pikes Peak Cowboy Gathering July 2015

(photos by Valerie Beard)

   
   
Ernie Martinez  Ernie with 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 and Mary Gifford
 at the WMA Colorado Chapter Showcase in Greeley, April 18, 2015
Sandy Reay, Ernie Martinez, Mary Gifford Mary Gifford, Ernie Martinez
   
   
Ernie Martinez at the Briarwood, April 9, 2015, with Dakota Blonde
Briarwood:  Ernie Martinez with Dakota Blonde
   
   
Dakota Blonde, St. James, February, 2015

 (photos by Bill Patterson)

Dakota Blonde Dakota Blonde
   
   

America's Soul Live!, Feb. 17, 2015

 (photos by Bill Patterson)

Robin JoLeady, Ernie Martinez
Ernie McMahan Ernie Martinez
   
   
Dakota Blonde, Swallow Hill, Valentines Day 2015
with Dakota Blonde at Swallow Hill, Feb. 14, 2015
(photo by Bill Patterson)
   
   
with Dusty Devine and the Real Deal at the Little Bear, Jan, 2015: 
Ernie Martinez playing drums at the Little Bear with Dusty Devine and the Real Deal Jan 2015
Ernie Martinez, America's Soul Live! Jan 2015
America's Soul Live!
Jan. 20, 2015
(photo by Bill Patterson)
   
   

Western Music Association Festival, Nov 14 & 15, 2014, Albuquerque NM

with Sandy Reay at the WMA festival Albuquerque NM  Ernie Martinez, Mary Gifford, Western Music Associarion, Albuquerque NM, Nov 15, 2014

Ernie Martinez, Barry Ward, Jon Chandler, WMA Opry, Nov 14 2014
with Barry Ward, Jon Chandler at the Friday Night Opry

< < with Sandy Reay (left) and Mary Gifford (right), Saturday night

with Mary Gifford, WMA, Albuquerque NM, Nov 14-15 2014 Ernie Martine

with Mary Gifford as Junction 512 and Jon Chandler /\

with Mary Kaye
Ernie Martinez with Mary Kaye, WMA, Albuquerque NM Nov 14-15, 2014

   
   
Ernie Martinez with Dustin Devine and the Real Deal promo shot
with Dustin Devine and the Real Deal
 
   
   

Ernie with Dakota Blonde   
Acoustic Alley, Golden   
Nov. 8 2014  

(photos by Bill Patterson)   

  

Dokata Blonde Acoustic Alley Nov 7 2014    

Daota Blonde Acoustic Alley Nov 8 2014
   
   

Ernie Martine on drums with Dusty D and the Real Deal at the Park House, Denver, Oct 10 2014
Ernie on drums with Dusty D and the Real Deal at the Park House, Denver
L-R Tony Ortega, Doug Elrick, Dusty Devine, Chuck Tinsley, Ken Pabst
Oct 10, 2014

 

Ernie with Tom Paxton at Stargazers, Colorado Springs, Oct 17, 2014 > > >

(photo by Sandy Reay)  

Ernie Martinez with Tom Paxton at Stargazers, Colorado Springs, Oct 17, 2014
   
   
Ernie Martinez at HIgh Peaks Music Festival Sept 2014

High Peaks Music Festival

Westcliffe CO Sept 13, 2014

(photos by Bill Patterson)

Ernie Martinez at HIgh Peaks Music Festival Sept 2014 with Dakota Blonde
                                 with Dakota Blonde

                                     
      with Drew Horton

Ernie Martinez at HIgh Peaks Music Festival Sept 2014 with Harry Tuft
with Harry Tuft                                      
Ernie Martinez at HIgh Peaks Music Festival Sept 2014 with Drew Horton
   
   

Ernie with Runaway Express

Foote Lagoon, Loveland CO

July 18, 2014

 (photo by Rob Scroggins)

Ernie Martinez, Runaway Express, Foote Lagoon, Loveland CO, July 18, 2014
   
   
Jon Chandler Trio, Dana Vernon, Ernie Martinez, Littleton Historical Society, July 16, 2014

Jon Chandler Trio

with Ernie and Dana Vernon

Littleton Historical Museum

July 16, 2014

(photos by Bill Patterson)

Jon Chandler Trio, Dana Vernon, Ernie Martinez, Littleton Historical Society, July 16, 2014  
   
   
Ernie Martinez, Dakota Blonde, Northglen, July 9, 2014
"Look, Ma! No hands!"

Ernie Martinez with Dakota Blonde

at E B Raines Memorial Park

Northglen, July 9, 2014

 (photos by Bill Patterson)

Ernie Martinez, Dakota Blonde, Northglen, July 9, 2014

Ernie Martinez, Dakota Blonde, Northglen, July 9, 2014 Ernie Martinez, Dakota Blonde, Northglen, July 9, 2014
Ernie Martinez, Dakota Blonde, Northglen, July 9, 2014 Ernie Martinez, Dakota Blonde, Northglen, July 9, 2014
   
   
Runaway Express, Englewood Civic Center, June 19, 2014     (photos by Bill Patterson)
Runaway Express, June, 2014, Englewood Civic Center Runaway Express, June, 2014, Englewood Civic Center
Runaway Express, June, 2014, Englewood Civic Center Runaway Express, June, 2014, Englewood Civic Center
   
   
America's Soul Live!, June 17, 2014     (photos by Bill Patterson)
America's Soul Live!, June 2014 America's Soul Live!, June 2014
America's Soul Live!, June 2014 America's Soul Live!, June 2014
   
   

Dakota Blonde

First Friday Street Fair

June 6, 2014

Golden CO

(photos by Bill Patterson)

Ernie with Dakota Blonde, Golden, Colorado
Golden, CO, Dakota Blonde Dakota Blonde, Golden
   
   

Tagawa Gardens, May 10, 2014

with Reckless Abandon

(photos by Bill Patterson)

Ernie Martinez, Reckless Abandon, Tagawa Gardens

Ernie Martinez, Reckless Abandon, Tagawa Gardens
Ernie Martinez, Reckless Abandon, Tagawa Gardens
   
   

America's Soul Live! February 18, 2014

(photos by Bill Patterson)

Jim Ratts, Ernie Martinez

America's Soul Live!
   
   

Ernie Martinez house concert

House Concert with Mary Gifford
(photos by Reggie Ruth Barrett)

House concert with Mary Gifford and Ernie

 

 

Mary Gifford and Ernie, house concert

House concert with Ernie Martinez

   
   
Colorado Cowboy Gathering, Golden, Jan 2014

with Jon Chandler at the Colorado Cowboy Gathering, Jan., 2014

with Jon Chandler at the Colorado Cowboy Gathering, Golden CO, Jan. 2014

(photos by Reggie Ruth Barrett)

   
   
Ernie with Diana Raven, Colorado Cowboy Gathering, Jan. 2014  
with Diana Raven at the Colorado Cowboy Gathering, Jan., 2014

Colorado Cowboy Gathering
(photos by Bill Patterson)

   
   

Festival of the West, Scottsdale, 2013

Festival of the West, Scottsdale, 2013
   
   

with Camptown
Grass at the Grange
Altona Grange Hall
Oct. 26, 2013

presented by 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 Colorado Bluegrass Music Society
Colorado Bluegrass Music Society: Places to Hear Acoustic Music, Locations, Venues, Clubs, Festivals, Music Promoters

 (photo by John Schmidt)

Camptown at Altona Grange, with Ernie Martinez

Ernie Martinez with Camptown at Altona Grange

   
   
Barry Ward and Ernie Martinez    with Barry Ward at America's Soul Live! Sept 17, 2013

   (photo by Bill Patterson)

   
   
with Pete Hutlinger, Acoustic Eidolon, Reckless Abandon, Farm Concert, August 25, 2013

(photos by Bill Patterson)

Hannah Alkire, Ernie Martinez Ernie Martinez, Pete Hutlinger
Pete Hutlinger, Ernie Martinez Ernie and fans at the Farm
Hannah Alkire, Ernie Martinez, Pete Hutlinger Ernie with Reckless Abandon
   
   
with Dakota Blonde and John Erlandson, Evergreen Lake House, August 21, 2013

(photos by Bill Patterson)

   
   
Ernie with Dakota Blonde at the Wild Animal Sanctuary

with Dakota Blone at the Wild Animal Sanctuary

August 2013

(photos by Bill Patterson)

with Dakota Blonde at the Wild Animal Sanctuar
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with Dakota Blonde at Meyer Ranch, Conifer

August 2013

(photo from Dakota Blonde email)

with Dakota Blonde at Meyer Ranch, Conifer
   
   
Ernie with the Ouzo Project

Ernie Martinez, Ouzo Project, Wrigleys
Ernie with Dana Vernon

The Ouzo Project

August 2013

(photos by Bill Patterson)

   
   

with Dakota Blonde

Littleton Historical Museum

June 5 2013

Dakota Blond, Ernie Martinez, Littleton Historical Society June 2013
   
   
Ernie and Don

with Dakota Blonde

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts

May 10, 2013

(photos by Bill Patterson)

Dakota Blonde with Ernie Martinez Ernie, Don and Mary
   
   

with Jon Chandler, being introduced by JP Gorham

March 2013

Ernie Martinez, Jon Chandler, JP Gorham
 
 

Ernie at the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering,
Golden, CO, January 18-20, 2013

Mike Blakely, Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Jan 2013
with Mike Blakely

 

(photos by Bill Patterson)

Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Jan 2013
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Jan 2013 Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Jan 2013
   
   

Dakota Blonde

Miners Alley

Oct. 26 2012

(photos by Bill Patterson)

   
   

America's Soul Live! Oct 16, 2012

(photo by Bill Patterson)

Ernie Martinez at America's Soul Live!
   
   
Nostalgia Music Group with Brandy Herbert

Nostalgia Music Group
Lakewood Cultural Center, Sept. 2012

with Steve Pierce, Brandy Herbert, Nostalgia Music Group

< with Brandy Herbert

with 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
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with the Nostalgia Music Group, Sept 2012

with the Nostalgia Music Group, Sept. 2012

 

   
   
High Peaks Music Festival AKA "The Ernie Show" Westcliffe CO, Sept. 8 2012

(photos by Bill Patterson)

Ernie Martinez Ernie Martinez

Ernie Martinez with Harry Tuft
with Harry Tuft

Ernie Martinez with Smythe and Taylor
with Smythe and Taylor

Ernie Martinez with Runaway Express

 

with Runaway Express

Ernie Martinez with Jim Ratts
Ernie Martinez with Jim Ratts Ernie Martinez with Runaway Express
Ernie Martinez with Dakota Blonde

Ernie Martinez with Dakota Blonde

with Dakota Blonde

   
   

Ernie's New Look!

With Mom Lena, August, 2012

(photos by Bill Patterson)

Ernie and Lena Martinez
   
   
Ernie Martinez, Johnny Neill, Soiled Dove

Ernie Martinez

with Jon Chandler
& the Wichitones
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Soiled Dove

June 28, 2012

(photos by Bill Patterson)

Ernie Martinez, Jon Chandler, Wichitones, Soiled Dove, June 2012 Ernie Martinez, Johnny Neill, Soiled Dove
   
   

with Dakota Blonde and the Alpine Choral

June 8 - 9, 2012

(photos by Bill Patterson)

Ernie Martinez

Ernie and Lena Martinez
with Mom, Lena

 

 

 

As Dolly Parton

Ernie Martinez and Dakota Blonde Ernie Martinez in a Dolly Parton wig
Dakota Blonde with Ernie Martinez
   
   
Bluegrass Unlimited CD review

Bluegrass Unlimited Review of BlueRange.

Click on image to see larger version, or click on the BU link above to read it online.

   

Ernie with Dakota Blonde at L2, Feb. 11, 2012

(photos by Bill Patterson)

Dakota Blonde with Ernie Martinez, Gordon Burt and Kristi Stahli
Ernie Martinez and Dakota Blonde Dakota Blonde with Ernie Martinez
   

Ernie at the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering,
Golden, CO, January 20-22, 2012

(photos by Bill Patterson)

Ernie Martinez

with Dave Stamey

Ernie Martinez

with Pop Wagner, Gary McMahan, Jon Chandler, Dave Stamey

Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gatherting Jan 2012 Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gatherting Jan 2012
with Jeff Graves, Marlene Estrada, Al "Doc" Mehl
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gatherting Jan 2012

Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gatherting Jan 2012

with Gary McMahan

 

 

 

 

\/ with Jeff Graves, Patty Clayton, Barry Ward, Jon Chander, Liz Masterson \/

Ernie Martinez

Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering Jan 2012

   
   
Ernie with Dakota Blonde at the Little Bear, Evergreen, CO, January 8, 2012 (photos by Bill Patterson)
Ernie Martinez Ernie Martinez
   

Ernie's 55th Birthday celebration at America's Soul Live!, Arvada, CO, December 20-21, 2011 (photos by Bill Patterson)

Ernie Martinez, Pam Hawkins
Their high school photos and band photo
Ernie Martinez
55 nickles
Pam Hawkins Pam Hawkins
   
   
Sheabeen's Pub, Dec. 2, 2011 (photos by Sandra Culter)  
with 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, Bob Cooke, 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 Steve Pierce, Bob Cooke, Sandy Reay, Ernie Martinez
Steve Pierce, Bob Cooke, Sandy Reay, Ernie Martinez Bob Cooke, Ernie Martinez
   
Ernie Martinez, Baxter Black, Gary McMahon

Ernie with Baxter Black and Gary McMahan
at the Heber Cowboy Gathering
Heber City, Utah
November, 2011

 

(photo by Fred Wolking)

   
   
 Ernie at High Peaks Music Festival Ernie with Dakota Blonde

Ernie playing with everybody at the 2011 High Peaks Music Festival.




(photos by Bill Patterson)









 Ernie with Mary Huckins and Vickie
                                Jones
   
   
Ernie with Reckless Abandon
   
   
Ernie with Diana Raven Ernie with Pam Hawkins
   
   
Ernie's CD release concert and party, Swallow Hill, July 16, 2011
(photos by Bill Patterson)
cake by Marlene Constance, Hereford, Ernie, Eric
Diana, Johnny Don, Ernie, Mary
entire group Ernie's family
green room at Swallow Hill Ernie Martinez
Ernie, Mary Ernie, Pam
Gary, Annie, Tim, Mary, Hereford,
                                Ernie, Johnny Gary, Ernie, Lisa
Gary, Tim, Hereford, Pam, Eric,
                                Jim Lena Martinez, Ernie's Mom
Lisa, Ernie, Pam Marlene, cake
Tim, Annie, Hereford, Ernie Tim, Hereford, Ernie, Pam
   
   

Loose Cannon Bluegrass
White Fence Farm
July 1, 2011

 

(photos by Bill Patterson)

Ernie Martinez, Gary Barker Ernie Martinez, Lisa Astrella
Marte Meyer, Lisa Astrella, Ernie
                                Martinez
   
   
Loose Cannon at ROMP
Ernie Martinez (center) with Gary Barker, Lisa Astrella, Jim Fischer (back) and Marte Meyer
Loose Cannon Bluegrass at IBMM ROMP, Owensboro KY, June 2011
   
   
Red & Jerry's, benefit

At Red & Jerry's, May 19, 2011
Benefit for Aaron & Katherine Lamana Banks

 

(photos by Bill Patterson)

   
   

Ernie at Tagawa Gardens & Nursery
with Dakota Blonde
Parker CO, May 7, 2011

(photos by Bill Patterson)

with Don Pinella and
                                            Mary Huckins
at Tagawa with Dakota
                                            Blonde
with Dakota Blonde


with Dakota Blonde
with Vickie Jones

Ernie at Tagawa Gardens & Nursery
with Reckless Abandon
Parker CO, May 7, 2011

(photos by Bill Patterson)

with Vickie Jones
with Reckless Abandon
   
   
Loose Cannon Bluegrass, Acoustic Alley at Miner's Alley, Golden, April 29, 2011 (photos by Bill Patterson)
Jim Fischer, Lisa Astrella,
                                    Ernie Martinez, Jerry Mills
Lisa Astrella, Ernie Martinez
Ernie Martinez playing banjo
                                    with Loose Cannon Bluegrass
Ernie Martinez, Jim Fischer,
                                    Jerry Mills
Loose Cannon Bluegrass with
                                    Jerry Mills
Ernie Martinez, Jim Fischer
   
   
Liz Barnez, Ernie Martinez
Jon Chandler, Rebecca Folsom,
                                    Liz Barnez, Ernie Martinez
at America's Soul Live! April 19, 2011, with Liz Barnez, Rebecca Folsom and Jon Chandler
(photos by Bill Patterson)
   
   
Ernie with Don and Mary
Ernie joins Don, Mary, Gordon
                                    and Tony
Ernie Martinez at Acoustic
                                    Alley with Dakota Blonde

With Dakota Blonde and special guest Gordon Burt
Acoustic Alley at B'nai Chaim, April 16, 2011

(photos by Bill Patterson)

 

 

   
   
with Loose Cannon Bluegrass at the Durango Meltdown,
April 2011
Loose Cannon Bluegrass
   
   
with Mary Huckins
with Pam Hawkins
Ernie with Mary Huckins (left) and Pam Hawkins (right) at the benefit for Locke Hamilton, March 29, 2011
(photos by Bill Patterson)
   
   
Ernie Martinez at White Fence
                                    Farm

Ernie With Reckless Abandon
                                      at White Fence Farm

Ernie with Reckless Abandon at White Fence Farm, March 26, 2011
(photos by Bill Patterson)

   
   
Ernie with Jon Chandler at the Colorado Cowboy Gathering, Ranum Auditorium, Denver, Jan. 22, 2011
(photos by Reggie Ruth Barrett)
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering 2011 with the Yampa Valley Boys
with The 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 Yampa Valley Boys performing "One Lonely Rider"
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering 2011
Ernie and Jon Chandler, Colorado
                                  Cowboy Gathering Ernie with Jon Chandler at the
                                  Colorado Cowboy Gathering
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering
colorado cowboy poetry gathering Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering
   
   

Ernie Martinez with Loose Cannon Bluegrass at the Founders: Bands, Singers, Songwriters,
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                            Clubs, Festivals, Business and Services
                            Supporting Acoustic Music, Music Stores,
                            Musical Instruments, Music Teachers Colorado Bluegrass Music Society Colorado Bluegrass Music Society:
                            Places to Hear Acoustic Music, Locations,
                            Venues, Clubs, Festivals, Music Promoters Pow'r Pick, Nov. 13, 2010 (photo by John Schmidt)

Ernie Martinez, Loose Cannon Bluegrass
                          Band

   
   
Ernie joined Dakota Blonde and Sons and Brothers Band for a charity performance
at Florence High School on Saturday, November 6, 2010.
The event raised funds for the Sangre de Christo Hospice and Palliative Care.
This is the hospice where Frank Wolking spent his final days before succumbing to cancer.
His sons (Mike, Aaron and Joe), plus his brother Fred wanted to repay the hospice for its care and kindness.
(photos by Bill Patterson)
Mary Huckins, Joe Wolking, Ernie
                                  Martinez
Aaron Wolking, Mary Huckins, Joe
                                  Wolking, Ernie Martinez] Ernie Martinez with Dakota Blonde
                                  and Sons & Brothers Band
   
   

Ernie Martinez with Dakota Blonde at Acoustic Alley October 2010

(photos by Bill Patterson)

 
with Dakota Blonde
with Dakota Blonde
   
   
Ernie Martinez, Lisa Astrella, Loose
                          Cannon at White Fence Farm

Ernie Martinez
with Loose Cannon Bluegrass at White Fence Farm

September 2010

(photos by Bill Patterson)

Loose Cannon at White Fence Farm with Ernie
                        Martinez, Gary Barker and Lisa Astrella Lisa Astrella, Ernie Martines, Loose Cannon
                        at White Fence Farm
Ernie Martinez, Lisa Astrella, Loose
                            Cannon

 

with Mom  >  

with Mom
   
   

The Loose Cannon Bluegrass CD release concert at Swallow Hill

January 30, 2010

(photos by Bill Patterson)

1. Ernie Martinez & Loose Cannon
2. Ernie Martinez & Loose Cannon
3. Ernie Martinez & Loose Cannon
4. Ernie Martinez & Loose Cannon
5. Ernie Martinez & Loose Cannon
6. Ernie Martinez & Loose Cannon
7. Ernie Martinez & Loose Cannon
   
   

The Music to Benefit Haitians concert at 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 Acoustic Music Revival Acoustic Music Revival: Business and
                          Services Supporting Acoustic Music, Music
                          Stores, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers with Jim & Salli Ratts of Runaway Express Runaway Express: Bands, Singers, Songwriters / Composers, Solo Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers, Musicians, Cowboy Poets, Timothy P. and Scott Bennett

January 30, 2010

(photos by Bill Patterson)

Jim & Salli Ratts, Timothy P, Ernie
                          Martinez
Timothy P and Ernie
Scott Bennett, Jim & Salli Ratts,
                          Timothy P and Ernie Martinez
   
   
Ernie's alter ego: "Elvis" with Jim Ratts (left) and Timothy P (right)
at the Runaway Express "Howlin' at the Moon" CD release concert
Swallow Hill, January 8, 2010 (photos by Bill Patterson)
   
   
America's Soul Live! November 17,
                                2009
America's Soul Live! May 2009
with Dana Vernon  
Dana Vernon, Ernie Martinez
   
   
Benefit for 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 Bob Turner, April 5, 2009, Moe's Original Bar B Que & Bowl
Ernie at Bob Turner's
                                            benefit concert
   
   
with Dakota Blonde, April 2009 (photos by Bill Patterson)
Dakota Blonde, Ernie
                                            Martinez
Dakota Blonde with
                                            Ernie Martinez
   
   
Ernie with Jon Chandler at the Colorado Cowboy Gathering, Jan. 2009
(photos by Reggie Ruth Barrett)
 
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, 2009 Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, 2009
   
   

America's Soul Live! July 15, 2008

(photos by Bill Patterson)

America's Soul Live! July 15, 2008
Mack Bailey, Ernie Martinez

America's Soul Live! June 17, 2008
with Mack Bailey

More photos: America's Soul Live!

Jon Chandler, Sandy Reay, Mack
                                  Bailey, Ernie Martinez, Johnny Neill

with Jon Chandler, 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, Mack Bailey, and Johnny Neill

 

(photos by Bill Patterson)

   
   
Ernie's CD Release Party at Swallow Hill ~ June 14, 2008

Ernie with Founders: Bands, Singers, Songwriters /
                            Composers, 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, 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,
Lisa Astrella, Gary Barker, Martin Gilmore, Eric Grace, Jeff Graves,
Butch Hause, Tim Irvin, Johnny Neill, Annie Phillips, Turner Wyatt

(Photos by Bill Patterson)

magnet: Ernie Martinez
refrigerator magnet by Bill Patterson
with Mom, Lena Martinez
Ernie with his mother, Lena Martinez
with Anne Byrne
Ernie with Anne Byrne
Annie Phillips, Ernie Martinez,
                                  Steve Pierce
Annie, Ernie, Steve
Sandy Reay
Sandy, Ernie
Ernie Martinez, Lena Martinez
Ernie, Ernie's Mother Lena
Lisa Astrella, Jeff Graves, Gary
                                  Barker, Ernie Martinez, Eric Grace,
                                  Martin Gilmore
Lisa, Jeff (back), Gary, Ernie, Eric, Martin
Ernie Martinez, Martin Gilmore
Ernie, Martin
Annie Phillips, Ernie Martinez,
                                  Tim Irvin
Annie, Ernie, Tim
Gary Barker, Ernie Martinez, Lisa
                                  Astrells
Gary, Ernie, Lisa
Gary Barker, Ernie Martinez, Lisa
                          Astrella, Eric Grace
Gary, Ernie, Lisa, Eric
Gary Barker, Ernie Martinez,
                                  Martin Gilmore
Gary, Ernie, Martin
Annie Phillips, Ernie Martinez,
                                  Lisa Astrella
Annie, Ernie, Lisa
Ernie Martinez
Ernie
Ernie Martinez, Steve Pierce,
                                  Johnny Neill
Ernie, Steve, Johnny
Sandy Reay, Ernie Martinez,
                                  Martin Gilmore
Sandy, Ernie, Martin
Annie Phillips, Steve Pierce,
                                  Turner Wyatt, Gary Barker, Butch
                                  Hause, Tim Irvin, Sandy Reay, Ernie
                                  Martinez, Jeff Graves, Lisa Astrella,
                                  Johnny Neill, Eric Grace, Martin
                                  Gilmore
Ernie's Swallow Hill Band
   
   
March 17, 2007, at Sheabeen Irish Pub.  (Photo by Andy Schmidt)  
Ernie Martinez with Sandy Reay, Steve Pierce, Terry Dalton
with Founders: Bands, Singers, Songwriters /
                            Composers, 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, Founders: Bands, Singers, Songwriters /
                            Composers, 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, Terry Dalton
   
   
Ernie Martinez, Sandry Reay, Rick
                            McGregor at Swallow HIll Folk Festival
with Founders: Bands, Singers, Songwriters /
                            Composers, 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 and Rick McGregor
Swallow Hill Folk Festival, September, 2007
(photos above by Marge McGregor)
(photos below by Reggie Ruth Barrett)
Terry Dalton Tribute Band: Sandy Reay,
                            Steve Pierce, Bob Turner, Ernie Martinez,
                            Swallow Hill Folk Festival
   
   
Ernie Martinez, Djypsy Grass: Bands, Singers,
                      Songwriters / Composers, Solo Performers, Sidemen,
                      Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers,
                      Musicians
with Djypsy Grass , October 9, 2005
(photo by Kim Davison)
   
   

 

 

Southern Exposure with Ernie Martinez at
                  MidWinter
with Southern Exposure at MidWinter
   
High Wide and Handsome with Ernie
                          Martinez on pedal steel
High, Wide and Handsome with Ernie
                          Martinez on Banjo
with High Wide and Handsome at Rocky Grass
   
Patty Clayton, Liz Masterson, Sean
                          Blackburn, Ernie Martinez at MidWinter
with Patty Clayton, Liz Masterson, Sean Blackburn at MidWinter

Steve Pierce, Terry Dalton, Ernie Martinez
Founders: Bands, Singers, Songwriters /
                    Composers, 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, Terry Dalton & Ernie

Sandy Reay, Ernie Martinez, Annie Phillips
with Founders:
                  Bands, Singers, Songwriters / Composers, 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 and Annie Phillips

Ernie Martinez, the Canyon Rats, others: Bands,
                    Singers, Songwriters / Composers, Solo Performers,
                    Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers,
                    Musicians
Mark Mortensen, Michi Regier, Founders:
                      Bands, Singers, Songwriters / Composers, 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 Mark Merryman, Kurt Hunsinger, Founders: Bands,
                    Singers, Songwriters / Composers, 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, and Ernie:
Djypsy Grass meets the Canyon Ratz and Quickdraw Homegrown Music at Las Hadas
(photo by Kim Davison)

Dakota Blonde and Ernie Martinez: Bands,
                          Singers, Songwriters / Composers, Solo
                          Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists,
                          Performers, Entertainers, Musicians
at Olde Town Pickin' Parlor: Ernie
                          Martinez: Bands, Singers, Songwriters /
                          Composers, Solo Performers, Sidemen,
                          Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers,
                          Musicians
with Jon Chandler at Olde Town Pickin'
                          Parlor: Ernie Martinez: Bands, Singers,
                          Songwriters / Composers, Solo Performers,
                          Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers,
                          Entertainers, Musicians
America's Soul Live at Olde Town Pickin'
                          Parlor: Ernie Martinez: Bands, Singers,
                          Songwriters / Composers, Solo Performers,
                          Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers,
                          Entertainers, Musicians
playing mandolin at Olde Town Pickin'
                          Parlor: Ernie Martinez: Bands, Singers,
                          Songwriters / Composers, Solo Performers,
                          Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers,
                          Entertainers, Musicians
playing mandolin: Ernie Martinez: Bands,
                          Singers, Songwriters / Composers, Solo
                          Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists,
                          Performers, Entertainers, Musicians
moody shot: Ernie Martinez: Bands,
                          Singers, Songwriters / Composers, Solo
                          Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists,
                          Performers, Entertainers, Musicians
cowboy playing banjo: Ernie Martinez:
                          Bands, Singers, Songwriters / Composers, Solo
                          Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists,
                          Performers, Entertainers, Musicians
cowboy playing mando: Ernie Martinez:
                          Bands, Singers, Songwriters / Composers, Solo
                          Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists,
                          Performers, Entertainers, Musicians
another mando: Ernie Martinez: Bands,
                          Singers, Songwriters / Composers, Solo
                          Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists,
                          Performers, Entertainers, Musicians
another banjo: Ernie Martinez: Bands,
                          Singers, Songwriters / Composers, Solo
                          Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists,
                          Performers, Entertainers, Musicians
cowboy playing dobro: Ernie Martinez:
                          Bands, Singers, Songwriters / Composers, Solo
                          Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists,
                          Performers, Entertainers, Musicians
(photos by Bill Patterson)
Ernie Martinez Ernie Martinez, Denise, Rhiannon

 

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