TONIGHT! MARTIN SEXTON • MARCH 16 • THE LENSIC


Remember that mix tape your friend made you way back when - the one that's etched in your soul?  Martin Sexton's new album Mixtape of the Open Road is that musical cross-country trip, blazing through all territories of style, as you cruise through time and place. This record is a charm bracelet of twelve gems all strung together with the golden thread of what Rolling Stone calls his "soul marinated voice." Sexton will perform tunes from Mixtape as well as your favorite Martin classics on this tour.

Monday, March 16, 7:00
The Lensic
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS or call 505.988.1234

One of the greatest singers in American Folk music returns to once again wow the crowd.  If you've never seen Martin Sexton live DO NOT miss this amazing performer!

Martin Sexton is one of the most talked-about arrivals on the "new folk" acoustic music scene. The guitarist, singer, and songwriter has an amazing vocal range and makes effective use of it on his recordings and in his live shows. Unlike so many other contemporary singer/songwriters, his vocal style can be described as truly soulful, combining the best qualities of singers like Van Morrison, Al Green,Aaron Neville, and Otis Redding.

Sexton, a self-taught guitarist and singer, was raised in a family of 14 and formed his first rock & roll band in eighth grade. In high school he was in a profusion of garage bands, playing the music of the BeatlesJanis JoplinJimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin. He left his home in Syracuse, NY -- and the rock & roll life -- in 1988 and headed for Boston, encouraged by what he'd heard about the coffeehouse scene in that city. Despite the ultra-competitive nature of the Boston scene, with too many folksingers and too few coffeehouses, Sexton quickly rose through the ranks. He began playing his brand of soul-filled folk music around Boston's open-mike nights and street corners in 1989.

In the Journey

In 1991 he released his own record, In the Journey, in cassette format, and much of the material on this and Black Sheep, his 1996 debut for Eastern Front Records, is autobiographical in nature, concerning his life on the road. Remarkably, Sexton sold 15,000 copies of his cassette-only album through the strength of his live shows and grueling tours around the U.S. In 1994, Sexton won the National Academy of Songwriters' Artist of the Year Award. By 1996,Sexton was sharing stages with Art GarfunkelJackson Browne, and John Hiatt on tours. Sexton subsequently signed a deal with Atlantic Records, releasing The Americanin 1998 and Wonder Bar in 2000. Sexton continued to tour, building a sizable following throughout the States. He released the Christmas-themed Camp Holiday in November 2005, followed by the intriguingSeeds in 2007. Sugarcoating, produced by Sexton and Crit Harmon, appeared in 2010, followed by the politically charged, five track EP Fall Like Rain in 2012.






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