Hold on tight for Fast Heart Mart’s fast banjo songs, laugh at his funny story songs and contemplate the sad ones. His message is to encourage the world to follow their bliss and live life passionately. From old time country to modern rock, to story telling rap and back to punky-bluegrass, Fast Heart Mart wins over any audience with his “Punkgrass” music and crowd heckling stage banter.
Established in 1999, I have toured a lot in my Volkswagen Vanagon (32,000 miles on vegetable oil), played shows from coast to coast in the USA, toured both islands of New Zealand, released about 10 albums, and opened for some really great musical acts, such as The Handsome Family, Jeffrey Lewis and the Junkyard, Beck (unoffically twice out on the street at his concerts, though he thanked me once), Golden Boy (Elliot Smith's guitar sidekick) Calexico, Railroad Earth, Nathan Payne, Ok Go, Lucero, Megan Jean and the KFB and tons of my friends' amazing bands.
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Who and What is "Fast Heart Mart"?
Q: What do you prefer to be called?
A: Most people call me Martin which is fine, but I really like it when people call me Fast Heart Mart or Fast Heart or Mart. I do not like to be called Marty. I don't get angry if someone calls me Marty, I just don't really like it that much....