Originally from Toronto, Martin Posen started his musical career at an early age. When he was 21, he was a top ten finalist at the National Flatpicking Championship in Winfield, KS. Another turning point was in 1973 at the National Music Camp where he met one of his heroes, Michael Hedges. In the '80s, Posen honed his guitar and mandolin skills as part of both Black Creek and Mark Haines & the Zippers. After those stints, he concentrated on a solo career and creative compositions. Taking influences from blues, bluegrass, folk, and rock, Posen enabled his music to have various textures. He has also well-versed in "open tuning," a style of playing that has a certain warmth to it. In 1999, he released his debut album, Triple Heater, on DROG Records. The album received very good reviews both nationally and internationally. In 2002, Posen released his second album, Listening Hands, on BareBones Music. He has been compared performers such as Doc Watson, David Bromberg, Clarence White, and Sam Bush.
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