About Us

Based in St. Louis, the Falling Martins are a band with diverse foundations in rock, pop, folk, country, jazz, and more. Their rhythmic and textured guitars, harmonically imaginative keyboards, and flowing and grooving bass, drums, and percussion are seamlessly integrated into a cohesive sound that evokes the best of American music. Whether playing their many original songs, or spinning off their tasteful selection of cover songs, the Falling Martins are grabbing the attention of more and more listeners week after week. The band has performed hundreds of live shows since its inception in 2001, solidifying both its experience and chemistry.

PIERCE CRASK // vocals, guitars

The band’s primary vocalist is Pierce Crask, who is also an accomplished guitarist, comfortable on either acoustic or electric, rhythm or lead, pick, finger, or slide. Pierce’s influences include Bob Dylan, Warren Haynes, and Townes Van Zandt. He can be found performing solo on almost any night that the band is off: check out his solo act.

PAUL TERVYDIS // vocals, keyboard

Keyboardist Paul Tervydis has spent thousands of hours developing his sound on the keys, thoroughly studying subjects like music theory, improvisation, piano, and voice. His list of influences begins with Bruce Hornsby, Keith Jarrett, and Pat Metheny.

RICH WOOTEN // bass, vocals

On bass is rock music aficionado Rich Wooten, who also writes a fair amount of Falling Martins songs. Among his favorite songwriters are Marshall Crenshaw, Robyn Hitchcock, Tom Waits, and Ronnie Lane.

RON VOGT // Drums

Ron Vogt, the Ronster Monster, is the newest member of Falling Martins, joining in 2010. He is a student of University of Missouri-St. Louis, majoring in percussion. Ron has a wide array of influences ranging from jazz to country.