A self-taught musician and songwriter, Marty began playing guitar at the age of fifteen, writing his own songs almost right from the beginning. A few years later, after he had built up enough self-confidence and a large enough repertoire, Marty began performing regularly in local bars and clubs, and over thirty years later, he still continues to do that with a selection of classic pop and rock hits, with the focus on the singer-songwriters of those eras, and mix in a few of his own songs.
Over the years Marty has performed in several bands and duos, including the California rock/Neil Young tribute trio Decade, classic rock duo Desert Son, veteran bar band The Funkings, and a duo with local singer-songwriter Rick Rose. In 2005 he released his first album of original songs 'Ghosts' to extremely favorable reviews and is currently working on its follow-up, “'Northern Town.'”
Marty receives regular air play on stations such as CORE Radio in Wales, and NKN Radio in Germany, and recently received airplay on KOKE FM, in Austin, Texas.