Finley Martin is a singer-songwriter who draws from his eclectic musical tastes and experiences. Born in Prince Edward Island, Canada, he was steeped in traditional Celtic and country music. After moving to the Washington, DC area he joined post-punk band Gist and was co-founder of local record label Red Stapler Records. Since then he has played in various groups in the region from art-rockers The Chance, indie outfit Oppo, punk-pop group RagnaPOP! to the latin-jazz stylings of GrooveJet.

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Selected Songlists

20th Century Man – The Kinks

Apeman – The Kinks

Barrett’s Privateers – Stan Rogers

Bud the Spud – Stompin’ Tom

Clap Hands – Tom Waits

Country Home – Neil Young

Do Wrong Right – The Devil Makes Three

Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones

Fisherman’s Wharf – Stan Rogers

Heavy Metal Drummer – Wilco

Here Come the People in Gray – The Kinks

Holiday – The Kinks

Home For A Rest – Spirit of the West

How’d The Date End – Mr. T Experience

Hundredth Meridian – Tragically Hip

If You Want Blood – AC/DC

Invitation to the Blues – Tom Waits

Maggie’s Farm – Bob Dylan

Mr. Siegal – Tom Waits

Myth – Beach House

Norwegian Wood – The Beatles

Shake Your Hips – The Rolling Stones

Short People – Randy Newman

Sleeping Bag – Beck

Sonny’s Dream – Ron Hynes

I Can See for Miles – The Who

Starkville City Jail – Johnny Cash

The Shankhill Butchers – The Decemberists

Three Pistols – Tragically Hip

Uptight – Stevie Wonder

Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks

What’s Next to the Moon – AC/DC

Wheat Kings – Tragically Hip

Work Song – Nat Adderly / Lyrics by Oscar Brown Jr.

You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Randy Newman

Youngstown – Bruce Springsteen

1200 Miles

Almost Honeymoon

Bad Egg

Curtain Call

Empress of Ireland

Get Yourself Together∞

Have to Leave

Just Another Day in America

Lie to Me

Mountain Drive

My Darlin’

Old Friends∞

Optimist, The

Punks & Young Lunatics

Since You’ve Come Along

Waiting, The

Technocreep, The

Can You Picture That – Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem

Chim Chim Cher-ree – from Mary Poppins

Dans la Foret Lointaine – French Traditional

Down by the Bay – Raffi

Jack Every Inch a Sailor – Canadian Traditional

Mr. Sun – Raffi

Octopus’ Garden – The Beatles

Promenons-Nous Dans Les Bois – French Traditional

Skinnamarink – Sharon, Lois and Bram

You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Randy Newman

Un Eléphant Qui Se Balancais – French Traditional


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