The Band

The Foster Martin Band was formed in 1985 by Lyle Foster & Ray Martin who co-wrote all the songs on all four CD's. FMB is based out of Oakbank Mb, just east of Winnipeg and includes Lyle Foster on drums, Sean Borton on lead guitar & vocals, Brian LeClair on saxophone and percussion, Ray Grenier bass & vocals and Lyle Baldwin on lead vocals, fiddle, mandolin, acoustic & electric guitars.  

Winners of...

Manitoba Country Music Association (MCMA) Awards...

  • Entertainer Of The Year (96' & 97')
  • Country Band Of The Year (95' & 96' & 97')
  • Songwriters of the Year (Lyle Foster & Ray Martin)
    (95', 96', 97', 2000 & 2002)
  • Recording Artists of the Year (95', 97' & 2000)
  • Producer of the Year (Craig Fotheringham)
    (95', 96' , 97', 98', 2000 & 2002)
  • Instrumentalist of the Year (Craig Fotheringham)
    (96' , 97', 98' & 2002)
  • Instrumentalist of the Year (Sean Borton) (2000)
  • Keyboard Player of the Year (Craig Fotheringham)
    (96', 97' & 2000)
  • Special Instrumentalist of the Year (Lyle Baldwin)
    (95', 97' & 2000)
  • Bass Player of the Year (Ray Grenier) (97')
  • Guitar Player of the Year (Sean Borton) (97' & 2000)
  • Male Vocalist Of The Year (Ray Martin) (95' & 96')

Nominated for the following

  • Independent Group of Duo of the Year -
    Canadian Country Music Awards (2004)
  • Independent Group or Duo of the Year -
    Canadian Country Music Awards (2000)
  • Country Recording of the Year -
    Prairie Music Awards (2000)

Major Performances......

  • Grand Lancy Music Festival (Geneva Switzerland)
  • Mr Banjo Festival (Barcelona Spain)
  • Riviera Country Festival (Cagnes Sur Mur France)
  • Mirande Country Festival (Mirande France)
  • Equiblues Festival (St. Agreve France)
  • Country Rendez-Vous (Craponne Sur Arzon France)
  • Havelock Country Festival (Havelock Ont)
  • Big Valley (Camrose AB)
  • Merritt Mountain Music Festival (Merritt BC)
  • Dauphin Countryfest (Dauphin Manitoba)
  • Winnipeg Arena Concert Bowl (Winnipeg Manitoba)  *w/ George Jones & Tammy Wynette
  • Sun Country Festival (Gimli Manitoba)
  • Big Valley (Craven Saskatchewan)
  • WE Fest (Detroit Lakes Minnesota)
  • Old Fort William (Thunder Bay Ontario)  *w/ Pam Tillis
  • Red River Rodeo (Winnipeg Manitoba)
  • Ponoka Stampede (Ponoka Alberta)
  • Can West Global Park (Winnipeg Manitoba)

and many, many more...

The Members


Lyle Foster
Drums


Lyle Baldwin
Lead Vocals,
Fiddle, Mandolin,
Guitars, Harp ...


Sean Borton
Lead Guitar, Vocals


Ray Grenier
Bass, Vocals

Brian LeClair
Sax and Percussion