From: MI, United States
Genre: World, Instrumental
David Martinka is a flute musician who successfully blends the beautiful sounds of handmade flutes from his native Slovakian roots and his love for the Native American flute into songs that are healing, meditative, loving and spiritual. The result is a step back into a time when the flute was used to court a mate, to heal the soul and to bring peace to people’s hearts.
2011 brings David’s 5th recording “SPIRIT OF DOGMAN COUNTRY” which captures the haunting and suspenseful novels by Frank Holes Jr. and adds a mystical musical dimension to the legendary Dogman of Michigan. The album conjures up moments from the Dogman’s adventures and brings the listener into the world of the Michigan Dogman. As a reader of the Frank Holes Jr. novel series about the Michigan Dogman, David demonstrates his expansive aptitude by illustrating these novels with picturesque sounds of the wild Dogman roaming the north woods of Michigan.
In 2010 David Martinka released his first Digital Recording "Legends of Time Remix". “We have to make a conscious effort to lower our carbon imprint.” says David.
In 2007 Martinka formed the group Sun Shadows with fellow musician David Tregenza releasing the debut self titled recording Sun Shadows in 2010. 2011 brought recognition for one of Sun Shadows songs, “Wannabe” as the group received an Indian Summer Music Festival Award for Best Native Spirit Song.
His debut CD release "Legends of Time" is a 2006 Indian Summer Music Awards nominee for Native Spirit. David’s second CD release "Native Slovak" produced a song Two Bucks, Billy and Mike which is a 2009 JPF nominee for Instrumental Solo.