Martin Bobrik, mandolin player for Che Apalache, was born in Argentina, where he still lives. He has a degree in both music education, as well as recording and musical production.
He spent his youth playing in the different underground scenes in Buenos Aires: guitar in punk bands, bagpipes in a Galician martial bagpipe band and trumpet, drums and bass in rock and grunge groups.
He stumbled upon the banjo and developed a deep interest in Bluegrass. As luck had it, being one of the few Bluegrass banjo players in Buenos Aires turned out to be a profitable business.
He moved onto Bluegrass Mandolin to be a part of the band Che Apalache, whose last album Rearrange My Heart was produced and recorded by Banjo-God Béla Fleck, and got a nomination for a Grammy Award. Since 2017 he’s been touring with Che Apalache all over the USA and with Angry Zeta and the Hillbullys in Argentina and in several European countries. He’s been teaching 5 string banjo and bluegrass mandolin for the past couple of years, and via zoom since the lockdown.
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