Felix Martin is one of the most individualistic musicians I’ve ever heard. His inventive method of playing – beyond his infamous fourteen-string guitar – is truly captivating. His style can’t be given a single genre; it can only be described as a jumble of progressive metal, jazz fusion, and genius.
His technique of playing combines both his technical musicianship, while also giving his style a catchy and funky feel. It is because of this that any music fan can find something to appreciate about Felix Martin
If you read my review of Felix Martin’s 2013 release, The Scenic Album, then you know how enthusiastic I was about it. But seeing him perform live was something else. I saw him twice at NAMM, at the Seymour Duncan booth and on the patio of the Anaheim Convention Center. It was mind blowing seeing him play his ridiculous instrument. If there’s one musician anyone should see live, it’s Felix Martin.
The Age of Metal was able to speak to Felix Martin while at Winter NAMM 2014. In the interview we discuss Martin’s experience at this year’s NAMM along with his past experiences with NAMM, the touring he’s done, including opening for Steve Vai in his hometown in Venezuela, and what touring he has going on in 2014.
See Felix Martin live at:
February 18-22, Progressive Nation at Sea.
March 11-16, SXSW Festival. Austin, Texas.
April 2, Baja Prog Fest, Mexicali. Mexico