E. V. (Val) Martinez is a songwriter/composer living in San Antonio, TX. He is a self-taught guitarist. Recently, one of his compositions was selected by the duo Violet made up of Viola (Dr. Katrin Meidell) and Clarinet (Dr. Elizabeth Crawford) as part of their performance repertoire. He is a retired ESL teacher and provided an after-school guitar workshop for resettlement ESL students for his last three years until he retired in 2014.
Val has been married since 1982 to his wife, Teresa, and has a son, Samuel and a daughter, Nora.