Richard Martin grew up working on ranches in eastern New Mexico’s Canadian River area. He has been a competitive team roper for many years. He plays Americana folk music and many of his songs reflect the country way of life. He has loved and played music most of his life. He has played with many well known country bands in New Mexico and on the road. Richard has retired from Central New Mexico Community College and concentrates on writing and performing his songs as well as many other artists’ songs. Richard has recorded three CDs (Mail Box Money and Bringing Water To The Land, and Morning Coffee) and played at the 2009 Durango Cowboy Gathering and performed at the Crossroads Poetry and Music Festival in Van Horn Texas. He also played at the 2010 New Mexico Music Awards where he was nominated twice and won an award. He lives in Embudo, New Mexico with his wife Edna who accompanies him from time to time. Richard enjoys hunting with his hawk, (he is a licensed falconer), and playing solo and duo gigs around the Southwest.
Richard Martin is a winner of the 2010
NEW MEXICO MUSIC AWARDS
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