This month Mark Guerrero’s guest on Chicano Music Chronicles is Hirth Martinez, described by Mark as “Chicano music’s best kept secret.” Hirth is a world-class singer/songwriter and guitarist. His voice can have the smoothness of Chris Montez, the gruff edge of Bob Dylan, or the bluesy attitude of Dr. John. His songs run the gamut from Jobim-styled sambas and melodic ballads, to blues and jazz, Bob Dylan once described Hirth as a cross between Howling Wolf and Dave Brubeck. His songs have been covered by the likes of Carly Simon, Paul Butterfield, Manfred Mann, and Julio Iglesias. He’s performed and recorded with some of the greats of our time. Check out Mark’s interview here at Chicano Music Chronicles podcast.