Martin Putnam Musical Biography
By Carlisle Putnam
Martin Putnam is a versatile and accomplished musician in many facets. His main instruments are drums and percussion, but Martin is also skilled at piano, guitar and bass, and is an excellent vocalist.
Martin Putnam began his professional music career at the age of thirteen. He studied, from age seven, drums and accordion with Dave Burnside, now Watson – Wood Music, Inc. in Greenville, SC, which is Martin’s hometown. He also studied at North Greenville College and Furman University majoring in music and he studied jazz with Rick Dior, a regular with the Charlotte Symphony and more.
Martin has performed and recorded with many renowned groups and musicians, including members of the Marshall Tucker Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The OutLaws, Ricky Godfrey, Ronnie Godfrey, Stephen Hill, Vicky Bird and Willow Creek, and the Cracker Band, The Alan Barrington Band, Hawk Brothers, The Tracer Band and The Back Porch Band. Throughout his musical career, Martin also formed many of his own bands that performed his original music.
His passion for music inspired author, Barbara O’Connor, to write a book with Martin as the main character, “Beethoven In Paradise” , a children’s book about a boy who loved music and aspired against all odds to become a musician.
Martin is currently working on his first solo album of original music at the Woody’s Hyperactive Recording Studio, in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He also teaches drums and percussion at Martin Putnam’s Drum Studio at 512 Forest Lane in Rock Hill, SC.
Martin says, “My passion and enthusiasm to play, teach, perform and create music seems to grow more and more as I grow older.”
Martin at present is and independent drummer and vocalist.
Dummer, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, Vocals
- Full time
- Part time
- One time
Drums ,Percusiion, teaching and performing
Self Employed and Loving It!
From December 1980
January 1979 - January 1979
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Self Employed Musician