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 GREGG MARTINEZ- AKA- MAC DADDY- is Louisiana's premier R&B/Blues/Swamp Pop artist and is a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Born and raised in Lafayette, he now lives and is based in New Orleans. He has released 11 albums inclucing 2016's Soul of the Bayou, which was on the 2016 Grammy Awards ballot and was voted into the Top Ten Albums in Louisiana 2016 bt OFFBEAT Magazine and it reached #2 on the national Soul Music chart. In addition to his native Louisiana, Gregg has toured extensively across the US and around the world. He has been nominated numerous times for Best Male Vocalist at the OFFBEAT Magazine Awards. He is backed by his band the Delta Kings- a seven piece unit with full horn section and some of the hottest musicians in the South. His music is featured on many radio stations around the country and overseas as well. The late Ed Bradley of TV's 60 Minutes- upon seeing him perform at the 2005 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival- called Gregg Martinez "One of America's greatest hidden treasures." He even sang at Percy Sledge's funeral.


  • Inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2019
  • OFFBEAT Music Award nominations- Best Male Vocalist 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019- Best Blues Album 2017
  • Grammy Award Ballot- 2012, 2014, 2016, 2019
  • Top Must See performances at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival- NOLA.com
  • OFFBEAT #8 TOP 50 Albums 2016 for SOUL OF THE BAYOU


  • "Ultimately, Gregg Martinez has such a great voice...it is hard not to be won over." LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE
  • "One of the most powerful, knock-the-paint-off-the-wall vocalists Louisiana has ever produced." OFFBEAT MAGAZINE
  • "Few have the combination of his limitless vocal range and natural gifts for both rollicking tempo and aching R&B balladry." ELMORE MAGAZINE
  • "Martinez is a vocal genius...the smoothness of Sam Cooke." TIMES RECORD NEWS
  • "In a world full of guitar heroes it is so refreshing to hear this. For me the most beautiful instrument is the human voice and Gregg Martinez has one of the best ever." PRZEMEK DRAHEIM, BLUES RADIO, POLAND