Bio – Marty Wells

Marty Wells comes from a long history of Texas musicians. Going back several generations, there were many musicians in his family line, including his father, Martin Sr., a baritone vocalist in several gospel quartets in the 50s and 60s. Marty’s grandfather Columbus Wells who was a Pentecost minister and a fiddle player in the Big Thicket in the early 1900s. Columbus learned to play the fiddle from his father, John Wells, a Confederate army veteran, and he from his father.

Marty was born in Tyler, Texas, but was raised in Baytown, Texas. He got a bachelor’s degree in business and computer science at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, and currently is a manager at El Paso Corporation in IT for the energy trading unit.

Kenefick is Marty’s first experience in a professional band. Although he taught himself guitar when he was a very young boy, this is the first time he really became serious with a band. Marty started the band with friend and former member David Fahl. Also included in the band is Marty’s longtime friend and fellow Planet Texas Cookoff Team member Quintin Watts.

Marty’s influences are very diverse, and include Ray Price, Merle Haggard, Steve Wariner, George Strait, Graham Parsons, The Eagles, Blue Rodeo, and Dan Fogelberg.

Part of Marty’s family lives in the small town of Kenefick in Liberty County. (Population 650) His deceased father, was a former mayor of Kenefick.

Marty’s wife Dawn gave birth to a new set of Wells Texas musician legacies in July 2001…in triplicate. Mckenna, Marshall, and Martin III (Sam). They are the first children for both Dawn and Marty. The Wells family reside in Kingwood near Houston, TX.

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It's tough to be 8 months old... and this cool. Must run in the family.
Sam and Marshall like the camera.
McKenna doing 'The Wave'
Mommy and her babies.