Hailing from Rockville, Maryland and calling Denver, Colorado home, Eric Martinez is a guitarist in the rock/jam band world and a fixture of the local Denver Music Scene.
As a member of multiple bands, Eric has earned a reputation as a hired gun and polished music professional. Whether he’s onstage or in the studio, Eric’s precision and laser focus elevates most any act or project. His musical acumen and his demand for perfection keeps him high on people’s lists. In short, Eric is a musician’s musician; a player’s player; an artist’s artist.
Eric’s diverse range of talents allows him to acclimate to most any musical setting. Whether engineering and producing a bluegrass track for Jojo Herrman (Widespread Panic) in his studio or shredding solos on stage with Portland’s Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons, Eric is renowned for his ability to instantly add energy and prowess to the stage.
However, it’s his songwriting on his newest solo effort Caldera (due out Jan 28, 2022 on Colorado based Color Red Music) plus his collaborations with other musicians like Jerry Joseph, Daniel Hutchens, Todd Nance, Eric Carter, Josh Stack, and Tori Pater that has set him apart from other guitar slingers. Eric sings, writes, produces, engineers and plays lead. His instincts for the instrument have been honed by his professionalism, work ethic, and standing alongside the best of the best, year after year. He’s not limited by tone or genre, scene or style. He's in for it all!.
Written up in Rolling Stone for his work with Bloodkin, invited onstage with touring behemoths Widespread Panic, and a fulcrum of the local Denver music scene, Martinez is one of the most well respected artists in the area.
"The spike and slash of Carter and Eric Martinez’s guitars in “Wait Forever” suggest Keith Richards and Ron Wood — armed with Civil War bayonets." -David Fricke, Rolling Stone