Martin was recently the recipient of two Global Music Award medals. He received a Gold Medal for best instrumentalist and his 2nd solo CD Shades won a Bronze Medal! The album features new music composed for bass trombone and piano as well as collaborations with trumpet and soprano saxophone. Shades highlights works from Meza, Gradone, Ewazen, Schnyder, Wilcher, Rachmaninov, Weber and Wilborn.
The McCain Duo was recently featured on Austin's KMFA 89.5 Classical radio station on August 23 at 9:00 pm and August 24 at 5:00. The show showcased works on the recent released album Shades. The duo was also be featured on Hong Kong's RTHK Radio 4 which will include an interview in addition to a 45 minute recital. The program was broadcast on August 24 at 7:00 am and 1:00 am CST.