Rob Martino performs original music and arrangements on the Chapman Stick, a unique stringed instrument that combines elements of guitar, bass, piano and percussion. The strings are tapped and held onto the frets, rather than plucked or strummed, enabling both hands to play complete and expressive multi-part arrangements.
Rob has drawn from progressive and art rock influences such as Jethro Tull, Rush, Marillion, and Genesis (as well as folk, Celtic and classical music genres) to develop his particular playing style.
In addition to making a strong impression at live performances, Rob’s music has a popular online presence, gathering over a million views and thousands of subscribers worldwide on YouTube. He is based in the Fredericksburg, VA area.