Martin Jack Rosenblum
With over a dozen CDs of original songs, and over 20 books of poetry, Dr. Martin Jack Rosenblum is an established, internationally recognized singer/songwriter, poet and musician. Having served at UWM for over thirty years on faculty and administration, Rosenblum is Historian Emeritus for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Historian for Les Paul's House Of Sound at Discovery World. He presently teaches a variety of courses within the Rock and Roll Certificate program as well as classes in areas involving American Music History and Literature. Rosenblum is the recipient of two Wisconsin Area Music Industry awards for Alternative Artist and Rock Journalist, identifying him as both artist and scholar. He has won the Shepherd Express Reader’s Choice for Best Poet of the Year and was featured in Peter Jennings’ ABC series "The Century," discussing Rock and Roll history. In concert during 2003 with Leo Kottke, that same year brought forth the 12th anniversary edition of his cult album originally issued on Flying Fish Records, The Holy Ranger’s Free Hand (done with members of the Violent Femmes) and a retrospective CD box set anthology. Rosenblum is the author of Searching For Rock And Roll, editor of American Popular Music, a vastly published music critic and contributor to the 2012 Grove Guide To Music. Martin Jack Rosenblum is a Rounder Records recording artist and the recipient of a Gibson Guitars artist endorsement.