Mike Madriaga 9:30 a.m., May 25
RIYL: BigFins, Off the Wagon
Influences: BigFins, Off the Wagon
Based in North County, acoustic trio FreeMartin includes David Rees, formerly with local 1980s/1990s band BigFins. “Since then,” he says, “I have been doing music and art primarily for games, software and toys.” The band also includes Kevin Gary (Off the Wagon) and Eric Klein.
David Rees’ song “Mac and Cheese” was a finalist in the 2011 International Songwriting Competition, in the children’s music category. Judges included Tom Waits, Jeff Beck, and Ozzy Osbourne.