Martin Monkman

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After spending many years living out his rock star fantasies vicariously, Martin is now a member of the classic rock cover band Media Circus. He also has many years experience in radio, hosting an eclectic…
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After spending many years living out his rock star fantasies vicariously, Martin is now a member of the classic rock cover band Media Circus. He also has many years experience in radio, hosting an eclectic array of programs on the college radio station CFUV, including jazz, classical, folk, and an "anything goes" program. His taste in music is diverse, although the country-rock hybrid, its roots and subsequent offshoots, is a particular fascination. Like many musicians and freelance writers, Martin holds down a 9-5 day job totally unrelated to playing or writing about music. ~ Martin Monkman

Desert Island Picks:

1. The Beatles-Revolver

2. The Byrds-Sweetheart of the Rodeo

3. Crowded House-Woodface

4. Bob Dylan-Greatest Hits 2

5. Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny-Beyond the Missouri Sky

6. Merle Haggard-Songs I'll Always Sing

7. Emmylou Harris-Blue Kentucky Girl

8. George Jones-Anniversary: 10 Years of Hits

9. Lyle Lovett-Pontiac

10. Bill Monroe-The Original Bluegrass Band

11. Van Morrison-Moondance

12. Willie Nelson-Stardust

13. Buck Owens-The Very Best of Buck Owens

14. Gram Parsons-GP/Grievous Angel

15. Elvis Presley-The Sun Sessions

16. Ricky Skaggs-Waiting for the Sun to Shine

17. George Strait-Greatest Hits

18. Bob Wills-Anthology

19. XTC-Skylarking

20. Dwight Yoakam-Just Lookin' For a Hit