Martin Luther McCoy


Singer, songwriter, and San Francisco native Martin Luther is on a mission to bring his signature mix of blues-drenched R&B, funk, rock, and old school soul to audiences worldwide. Rising to international attention for his extensive work with The Roots and Cody ChesnuTT, Martin Luther is perhaps best known for his on-screen role as the Jimi Hendrix inspired character “Jo-Jo” and performance of George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” in director Julie Taymor’s Oscar-nominated 2007 Beatles tribute film Across the Universe. He made a memorable appearance in Dave Chappelle’s 2005 concert film Dave Chappelle’s Block Party. Steeped in gospel music from his childhood in church, Martin Luther began songwriting at a young age. He has recorded and performed with artists including Dave Matthews, Jill Scott, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Zion I. He founded the Rebel Soul Music label in 1999, releasing several albums. Check out Martin Luther’s music