Vicci Martinez isn’t worried about the rules. The singer-songwriter continually goes against the grain both musically and lyrically. She doesn’t adhere to guidelines of what pop music is supposed to be or how it should be presented. Given her penchant for writing honest, heartfelt songs, she doesn’t have to either. When she hits the studio or the stage, she nods to soulful folk and classic rock with an immortal R&B groove beneath everything.
Martinez is a soulful, acoustic-oriented performer best known for finishing in third place on the 2011 season of NBC’s singing competition The Voice. A native of Tacoma, Washington, Martinez began performing at age 13 and has released several independent albums. At age 16, she auditioned successfully for Fox’s American Idol, but ultimately turned down the opportunity.
Prior to appearing on The Voice, Martinez also competed on Star Search in 2003. In 2011, she released her final performance on The Voice – her original song “Afraid to Sleep” – digitally. After The Voice ended, Martinez toured extensively and released the concert album Live from Jazzbones. In 2012, Martinez released the EP Come Along featuring an appearance from her The Voice coach Cee Lo Green.
On her forthcoming debut album for Universal Republic Records, “VICCI,” the world will get to see Martinez for who she is, and it might just be a better place because of it.
Tickets for the Friday, January 13, 2017 Martinez show at Tractor Tavern are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.com, in person at All Ticketmaster Outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000. This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. For more information, please visit viccimartinezarmy.com.