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David Martin

David Martin is a guitarist and bassist, originally from the Ohio/West Virginia area. Most of the last 20 years in Minneapolis playing all styles on both instruments. He was in Portland, OR in 2008-’09 where he's recorded 3 CDs with fellow guitarist Mike Doolin. Newest CD ‘Dark Star' (2016) is here along with links to their other CDs ‘Reflection'(2009) and 'Tough Commute' (2012). Locally, he plays in Salsa del Soul, Beira Mar Brasil, and accompanies various singers around town such as Maryann Sullivan, Vicky Mountain, and Paula Lammers. He also does a variety of church music at several churches in the Twin Cities area.


Electric guitars: Hollowbody Epiphone, Strat-o-Mutt Electric basses: 5 str. Lakland and 5 Str. Fretless Ibanez Gary Willis Acoustic guitars: Larivee steel string and Cordoba nylon string


Long-time cohorts in Portland, Oregon, guitarists/bassists David Martin and Mike Doolin teamed up on the well-regarded Reflections (2009), and in 2014, repeated the collaboration on Tough Commute. (Once Martin relocated to the Twin Cities a few years ago, their collaboration required a “tough commute.”) The duo didn’t wait so long this time, as their new Dark Star will be celebrated at five different Twin Cities venues in five days, starting at the Icehouse on November 28, and wrapping up at Jazz Central on December 2. And if that’s not enough guitar, Mike and Dave will hold a guitar-building and repair workshop on December 3 at the St Paul Guitar Center. Andrea Canter - Jazz Police

“Mike Doolin and David Martin are guitarists from Portland, Ore., and Charleston, W.Va., respectively

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Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


Private guitar and electric bass instruction since 1993. Currently out of home in Burnsville, MN $30/hr or can travel. Write for rates.



Dark Star



Girl Talk (single)

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Tough Commute

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Relection (2009)

Self Produced


This Too Shall Pass (D.Martin)

From: Relection (2009)
By David Martin


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