Epi Martinez & Friends newly released single, “Luckenbach, Texas,” adds Conjunto flavor to the iconic country song by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.
The track, which also features Epi’s mother Cruz Martinez, will be part of his upcoming album scheduled to be released in mid-March.
Epi’s first musical influences could be credited to his parents Epifanio and Cruz Martinez. His career spans from 1978 to the present time earning him an induction into the Tejano ROOTS Hall of Fame in 2018 for Bajo Sexto.
After many years of being in the shadows, now its time for him to focus on his own career in which he is dedicated to maintaining and carrying on his family legacy. This debut album will feature Epi and his mother singing old fashion Conjunto folk music. His father’s songs are on this album as well.
Epi Martinez has a resumé that is very impressive from working on commercials to performing at many prestigious festivals and honored with awards and recognition. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Tejano Album in 2003 as part of Frijoles Romanticos. Percussionist of the Year Award for the Texas industry at the Tejano Music Awards in 2007.
His goal is to travel and perform around the world with his music. At this time, there is no stopping this passionate and versatile singer and musician.
LISTEN: “Luckenbach, Texas” — Epi & Friends