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The Dish serves up the folk stylings of Martin, Nagel

The Dish is offering a two-for-one special on its music menu Saturday.
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The Dish is offering a two-for-one special on its music menu Saturday.

Frank Gayer Martin, longtime Roaring Fork Valley resident and award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, will join folk artist Pat Nagel from 8-10 p.m. KRVG the River will broadcast the show.



Guitarist Martin has played for Boneyard and the Sirens, as well as visiting road musicians.

“All the good pickers are not on the Front Range,” said Southwestern acoustic singer-songwriter Chuck Pyle. “This guy, Frank Martin, has got a great character voice and an on-target sense of arranging, plus he shows up playing terrific slide and guitar.”



Martin’s original music reaches deep into the storytelling roots of American folk, country, bluegrass and Cajun music.

Growing up in the fertile valley of Ukiah, Calif., Nagel has shared the stage with vocalist-activist Holly Near, blues guitar virtuoso Robben Ford and mandolinist John Reischman. Nagel has compiled a song list of original compositions that are folksy at their core, yet reflect variety.

While working his day job of teaching high school students for the past 20 years, Nagel searched for an outlet to creatively express his music. In the summer of 2001, the self-proclaimed folkie discovered the Rocky Mountain Song School in Lyons and has made it his favored destination every August since. Working with such notable songwriters as Steve Seskin, Beth Neilson Chapman, Paul Reisler, Ellis Paul and Vance Gilbert, Nagel has produced two original recordings: “As the Last Leaves Fall” and “Savor These Days.”

Artists from Peter, Paul and Mary and Gordon Lightfoot to James Taylor and Alex DeGrassi inspired his acoustic finger-

picking style. Vocal harmonies, acoustic leads, and stringed accompaniment layer his songs. He has opened for Pyle in Aspen, and at the Ukiah Playhouse and shared the stage with Martin, Justin Roth, Danya River, Christopher Smith and Clarelynn Rose.

For more information about Martin and Nagel, visit frankmartinmusic.com and nagelations.com


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