Welcome to Butch Martin Music


Cowboy singer and poet Butch Martin has spent most of his life doing the things he writes and sings about. From the farm in Illinois where he was born, to the ranch in Wyoming where he raised Morgan horses, then to Oregon where he now resides. Nowadays Butch spends most of his time writing more poetry and performing at shows in the Rogue River Valley and other places throughout the west.

Butch Martin can be booked as a solo, duo, or fully accompanied act.

Cowboy music? So What! I’ve never stopped playing this concept western gem in the car since I’ve received it. No, I’m not returning to a second childhood. There’s nothing trite or trashy about this balladeering venture. Sure it is sentimental, but these are quality tales here that are a truly appropriate celebration of western lifestyle by a great emerging talent fronting top class sessioners. ‘Come Ride The Wagon’ is an absolute gem. A wholesome concept that is a welcome return to a tried and tested common theme.
Paul Davis – Country Music Round-Up UK

His serene voice and accomplished band bring a unique and energetic performance to any stage. Butch’s background and unique life experiences are reflected in his authentic cowboy style and sound.

Many years ago someone referred to Butch as the Drifter Poet. That moniker has stayed with him ever since.

People Places and Mules Butch Martin And The Rogue Valley Riders People Places and Mules
Some time back a cowboy or two got to hangin’ around with some a them Bluegrass pickers. (I think it started over in Utah.) Well wouldn’t you just know that they started pickin’ and singin’ together and a different genre was born… COW-GRASS!!!
MP3 Samples | Details | Buy Now $15.00
Butch Martin and Skip Bessonette
The Sons of the Oregon Trail!

Skip and Butch perform year-round
The group can include Syd Ainsworth, and friends.

Listen to our radio show “Whittler’s Corner” every Saturday morning at 8:00 AM on KRRM 94.7 FM in Grants Pass, OR. The Cream of Country Radio!