Chris Martin hails from Northern Ohio and has been playing music for 34 years in various bands. He grew up in church playing piano, but later developed a passion for bluegrass. His influences started with the Stanley Brothers and later included, Doyle Lawson, The Bluegrass Cardinals, Lonesome River Band and several others. Chris started playing with the 40 Years Late band in February of 2017, on guitar but quickly moved to his preferred instrument, the upright bass. He currently resides in the South Bend, Indiana area. When not traveling, he enjoys spending time with his wife, April and kids- Sherri, Shelbi, Kyle, Emma, and Sadie.