#SparktheArtsNC Artist Spotlight: Mike Martinez

Mike Martinez lives in Asheville, N.C., and is known around the country as a songwriter, vocalist, rapper, activist, frontman, and member of the bands Beekeepers and Natural Born Leaders.

In the wake of a band hiatus, Mike branched out, with a fresh, three-song EP of solo material called Anti-Virus, released in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and long-overdue social unrest.

Mad Mike continues to make art pertinent to the times and align himself with musical collaborators through his Jam experiment band Big Blue and his sporadic vinyl DJ experiences.