Venezuelan guitar innovator, Felix Martin is about to release his third studio album titled Mechanical Nations, after the release of his previous album The Scenic Album (2013) and playing successful tours all over the US & Europe, and being part of Mike Portnoy‘s Progressive Nation at Sea 2014, Felix Martin returns with a new album that features his new 16 string guitar and a lot of new jazzy and metallic sounds.
Felix Martin‘s Mechanical Nations seems to take the musical evolution to this guitar genius to a new ground as there will be heavier licks produced by his 16 string guitar, which is not leaving the jazz parts behind. On the contrary, it seems to enhance those parts and making them even heavier. With 3 years after the release of The Scenic Album, Felix Martin takes his journey into guitar mastery to a higher level as the number of guitar strings keeps also going up.
Last year he toured the US with The Fine Constant, and there are already several dates scheduled for this upcoming March in the East coast to promote Mechanical Nations around the US. So, now we have to wait until the album gets released in a few weeks and hopefully, some dates get booked around the West coast soon.
We talked to Felix Martin and his bass player Killian Duarte while at NAMM 2017, we talked about his new album Mechanical Nation, his new 16 string guitar, The Guitar Collective show and his touring plans for 2017.
Felix Martin East Coast tour 2017
with Consider the Source
3/8 Pittsburgh, PA @ James Street in the ballroom upstairs
3/9 Akron, OH @ Musica
3/10 Chicago @ Reggies
3/11 Dekalb, IL @ House Café
3/12 Indianapolis, IN @ Hi Fi
3/15 Raleigh @ Pour House
3/16 DC @ Gypsy Sally’s
3/17 Asbury Park @ Wonder Bar
3/18 Albany, NY @ The Hollow
3/19 Bridgeport, CT @ The Acoustic