Remembering Gregory Martin Starrett “Kip Martin” (November 10, 1952 – January 29, 2014) was bass player, founder of the DC Bluegrass Union, songwriter, and journalist. Kip was born to the Rev. Canon Warren L. Starrett, Jr. and Dr. Barbara J. Liggett Starrett.
He attended schools in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, including Gannon University. He was a musician most of his life, in several genres, most recently playing upright bass in several nationally known bluegrass bands, under the professional name Kip Martin. While living in the Washington, D.C. area, he founded the DC Bluegrass Union.