[Martin’s albums] celebrate the best of humanity; love, innocence, joy, empathy and the wonder of existence itself. It’s the kind of music that can bring tears to your eyes from marveling at all the beauty in the world.
— NPR MUSIC
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Walter Martin is a multi-award-winning songwriter best known for his work with rock 'n' roll bands The Walkmen (lyricist, co-writer, multi-instrumentalist 2000-2013) and Jonathan Fire*Eater (co-writer, organist 1994-1998).   In 2014 Martin launched a solo career and has subsequently released four studio albums: two Parents’ Choice award winning family albums (2014's We're All Young Together and 2017's My Kinda Music) and two critically acclaimed albums for adults (2016's Arts & Leisure and 2018's Reminisce Bar & Grill).

In addition to making his albums, Martin creates original music and songs for film and television.

Martin has won multiple awards for original music and his work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR's All Things Considered, The Atlantic, Pitchfork, NPR's Morning Edition, USA Today, The Guardian, SPIN, NPR Music, Billboard, WNYC and various other press outlets.  He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.