Doors at 7:30 PM
Opening Act TBD – 8 PM
Martin Sexton – 9 PM
Billboard Magazine calls Sexton “The real thing, people, a star with potential to permanently affect the musical landscape and keep us entertained for years to come.”
A native of Syracuse, New York, and the tenth of 12 children, Martin Sexton grew up in the ‘80s. Uninterested in the music of the day, he fueled his dreams with the timeless sounds of classic rock ‘n’ roll. His musical fire was lit, as he discovered the dusty vinyl left in the basement by an older brother. Sexton eventually migrated to Boston, where he began to build a following singing on the streets of Harvard Square, gradually working his way through the scene. His 1992 collection of self-produced demo recordings, In the Journey, was recorded on an old 8-track in a friend’s attic. He managed to sell 20,000 copies out of his guitar case.
From 1996 to 2002, Sexton releases Black Sheep, The American, Wonder Bar and Live Wide Open. The activity and worldwide touring behind these records laid the foundation for the career he enjoys today with an uncommonly loyal fan base; he sells out venues from New York’s Nokia Theatre to L.A.’s House of Blues, and tours regularly across Canada and Europe.
When not touring, Sexton often mixes entertainment with his sense of social responsibility, performing for benefits such as Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang camp, the Children’s Tumor Foundation, Japan earthquake/tsunami relief (The John Lennon Tribute), and Hurricane Irene relief efforts in Vermont, to name a few.
“[Sexton] jumps beyond standard fare on the strength of his voice, a blue-eyed soul man’s supple instrument. His unpretentious heartiness helps him focus on every soul singer’s goal: to amplify the sound of the ordinary heart.” THE NEW YORK TIMES
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