Jim & Jeanne Martin have performed together for audiences all around the US for the past 28 years. Their music has allowed them to perform with such well known Great Western Artists as Riders in the Sky, Rex Allen Jr. & Sr., Michael Martin Murphey, Johnny Western, and Patsy Montana to name a few....
In Feb. 09 Jim and Jeanne Martin along with Rollie Stevens were featured performers at The Moab Music Festival and special Tribute to Marty Robbins concert with Don Edwards and were the opening act for the great Suzy Bogguss.
Their love for the history and music of the American West has led them on many exciting adventures. Because of this, they have had the opportunity to meet many of the childhood heroes they grew up watching on television.
“While growing up as kids, we watched our heroes on TV - like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, but never dreamed that we would some day actually get to meet them. Over the past 20 years our love for the history and music of the American West has grown, and has led us on many exciting adventures that have given us the opportunity to meet many of our childhood heroes. We didn’t realize until after we met and got to talking that we both were listening to Sons of the Pioneers music as kids. Our parents played their music often. I would have to say that the Sons of the Pioneers have been the greatest influence for our harmony and yodeling that we do today.”
It was an honor for them to be part of the 60th Anniversary Concert of the Sons of the Pioneers in Tucson, AZ. where they were featured performers, and got to meet “The King of the Cowboys”, Roy Rogers, and Dale Evans, the Queen of the West, and all of the Sons of the Pioneers that were still living at the time.
As featured performers for the past 21 years at the National Festival of the West at “Rawhide” and "WestWorld" in Scottsdale, AZ they have had the honor of meeting such great western film stars such as Gene Autry, Ben Johnson, Richard Farnsworth, Harry Carey Jr. Buck Taylor, Robert Fuller, Dale Robertson, Will Hutchins, Patsy Montana, Johnny Western, Michael Martin Murphey, and the list goes on.
In December of 2007 they made a trip to Washington, DC where they were featured on a new XM radio broadcast titled “Tales from the Trail”. It is hosted by well known western recording artist and song writer Royal Wade Kimes. The Martins met Kimes at an event for the Western Music Assoc. in Tuscon AZ a few years ago, and they have been friends ever since. The show features performances and interviews, of some of the best western music performers and song writers in the business today. The Martins encourage any and all that have access to tune in to XM radio Channel 10 America and support this effort to keep the music of the American west alive!
The Martins are looking forward to many continued happy trails as they share their musical talents with audiences across the country. Be sure to check their schedule page for a performance near you.
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