Mike Martinez is grateful for friends in trying times

Mike Martinez, photo by Ed Morgan

“I’m very grateful for the love and support from my community of friends. If not for them, I might have lost my mind completely this year. In my professional work, I’m grateful for space and time. Over the past year, our band has been able to get a space to be our most creative versions of ourselves with less focus on the distribution of our music and more focus on the crafting of our music and building our relationships. In the grand scheme of things, I’m very grateful to the nation opening up to the idea of a social revolution. Things need to change and I think they are in a way we haven’t seen in our lifetime. If we stay consistent with the pressure we’re applying to the public, we have the opportunity to change our world for the better.” — Mike Martinez, lead singer/songwriter for Natural Born Leaders


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About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for ashevillemovies.com and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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