Flav Martin & Jerry Marotta – “Wild Moon”

“Wild Moon”  by Flav Martin & Jerry Marotta

Soul Redemption is the debut release from singer/song writer Flav Martin and drummer Jerry Marotta. The duo harmoniously blends modern adult rock with traditional world pop. Whether performed in a cafe in Italy or on the polo fields of Indio, these songs would feel comfortably at home in either environment. 

Credited as one of the most innovative acoustic guitar players on the scene today, Flav Martin blends beautiful melodies with intricate technique, voicing, and a percussive style that leaves people saying “How does he do that?”.  Throughout his career Flav has performed with David Crosby, Al Stewart, Suzanne Vega, Tommy Emmanuel and more. Flav’s many writing credits include Saturday Night Live, PBS, Canon Films. All but two of the songs on this album were written by Flav.

World renowned drummer, touring and session musician/producer Jerry Marotta has left his mark on countless recordings by Paul McCartney, Hall & Oats, The Indigo Girls, Marc Cohn, Sarah MacLachlan, and John Mayer to name but a few. He first entered the music scene as the drummer for Orleans with the hit single “Still the One” followed by a decade of performing and recording with Peter Gabriel. His rhythmic drumming and world music inspired percussion complement the acoustic flavor of Flav’s guitar. 

Backing up the duo are their long time friends Tony Levin (bass), Peter Primamore (piano), Thor Jensen (guitar), Marc Shulman (guitar), and Gary Schreiner (harmonica/accordion).

Produced by Jerry Marotta
Executive Producer Debra “Chappy” Chapman
Engineered by Bella Blasko, Matthew Cullen, Connor Milton, Pete Caigan, Adam Armstrong, Joe Quigley
Mixed by Michael Cozzi
Mastered by Chris Athens
Sculpture Art by Lucy Krupenye
Art Design by Wellspring Media Group
Strategic Liaison: A.J. Chippero

Recorded at Dreamland Studios (West Hurley, NY), Jersville Studios (Woodstock. NY), and Mojo Creative Arts Studio (Westerly, RI)

“Wild Moon” studio track features
Flav Martin – Guitar, Vocals
Jerry Marotta – Drums
Tony Levin – Bass
Peter Primamore – Piano
Thor Jensen – Guitar

Written by Flav Martin
Produced by Jerry Marotta
Mixed by Michael Cozzi
Mastered by Chris Athens

Recorded at Dreamland Recording Studio – West Hurley, NY
Recorded at Jersville Studio – Woodstock, NY

Video recorded at Jupiter Hall in Albany, NY on May 29, 2018

Video features:
Flav Martin – Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Jerry Marotta – Drums, Backing Vocals
Trey Gunn – Warr Guitar
Michael Cozzi – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Talia Denis – Keyboards

Video produced, directed, edit by Doug Hatley
Camera, video assistance, editing by A.J. Chippero