Dan Martin is a singer/songwriter from Tulsa, OK.

Martin releases his debut album (produced by Mike McClure) with philosophical honesty ascribed to the life he has experienced and the places he has seen. "Alive don't mean winning", Martin states on the opening track "Hoka Hey". The phrase "Hoka Hey" itself translates from the infamous battle cry from the Sioux warrior, Crazy Horse, meaning, "It is a good day to die." Thoughts like this bloom throughout all ten tracks, giving listeners a surplus of opportunity to climb into the pictures Martin paints; all the while enjoying a folkie Boohatch Studio and Horton Records production.

These tracks possess an acoustic comfort that can be credited to the musicians performing on the record. A listener will find Cody Woody, Kevin Smith, and Jacob Flint at the forefront of enhancing these poetic melodies into Folk/Americana luminosity. "Hoka Hey" gives the back-porch listener ambition to travel the frontier of spiritual and psychological growth.



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02. Father Time by Dan Martin (3:38) -- A true singer/songwriter ballad in the manner that we've come to know, love and expect from Tulsa's incredible roots performers. I love the complexities in the chord variances and the unhurried grace in which the arrangement is presented. As a storyteller, Martin is right up there with the master lyricists of the genre. Though not dusty dominant by any means, Father Time nonetheless carries that timeless, rootsy and road weary sound that just wants to step back and slip into something as comfortable as an old flannel shirt.

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