Soul-singing bus driver riding the charts

 

December 24, 2017



LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Gregg Martinez, the soul-singing bus driver from Opelousas, has enjoyed some high-profile fans in his 42 years in music. In the 1980s, one woman couldn't stop clapping and smiling during a casino show in Atlantic City, NJ.

She turned out to be the owner's wife — Ivana Trump. Martinez received a four-year contract to perform exclusively at the casino.

After Martinez's 2005 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival performance, the late Ed Bradley of "60 Minutes" fame called Martinez one of America's greatest hidden treasures.

Those compliments now rival new recognition...



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