Martin lived in Cairo, Egypt from 2015-2017.
Martin Gilmore isn’t afraid to explore genres. As a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, he brings a lot of music to life. Throughout his sound, there a common thread of American music – folk, bluegrass, country, swing and jazz. Martin Gilmore is a noted solo performer and has just returned from two years living in Cairo, Egypt. He has performed all over the United States, as well as in Europe and Africa. He has shared the stage with members of Hot Rize, Uncle Earl, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Nashville Bluegrass Band and many more. In August of 2017 he opened two shows for Stephen Stills and Judy Collins.
He was a founding member of the Award winning bluegrass band Long Road Home, as well as the vintage Honky-Tonk band "The Semaphores".
He is also a well known music educator teaching at Swallow Hill Music Association, The Olde Town Pickin' Parlor and his own private studio. In 2017, he joined faculty at the University of Northern Colorado teaching bluegrass guitar.