Martin is a bassist, luthier, and photographer, born and raised into a musical family in New Orleans. He grew up immersed in jazz music, and spent several years touring with an acoustic folk band, The Balcony Players, throughout Eastern Europe. He has continued to study various folk traditions from around the world, specializing in Eastern European and Middle Eastern music and most recently has started taking these sounds into the electronic realm. To facilitate his travels and adventures, he recently completed the design and build of his first travel bass named the Mobile Acoustic Z (M.A.Z) bass. He hopes to produce and sell these instruments to other bassists in the future.