THIS IS A THURSDAY SHOW! Thursday 1/24 8 pm
DINNER AND A SHOW – Dinner at the Hotel Sutter at 5:45, 6:00, or 6:15. Dinner is a side salad, prime rib, mashed potatoes, and seasonal vegetables, all for just $23 in addition to the show ticket. Dinner/show tickets must be ordered by Tuesday, January 22. Limited to 10 dinners for each time slot.
MARTIN SEXTON is an American singer-songwriter and producer who blends soul, gospel, country, rock, blues, and R&B. Early in his career Sexton moved to Boston and began playing on street corners and at open mic nights around the city. He released a collection of self-produced demo recordings in 1991 called In The Journey. The album was released on an 8-track cassette and Sexton sold 15,000 copies to fans.
He was given the National Academy of Songwriters Artist of the Year Award in 1994. He released an album called American in 1998 and another album called Wonder Bar in 2000. Happily and fiercely independent, Martin Sexton launched his own label, KTR, in 2002. Since then he has infiltrated many musical worlds, performing at concerts ranging from pop (collaborating with John Mayer) to the Jam scene to classic rock (collaborating with Peter Frampton); from the Newport Folk Fest to Bonnaroo to New Orleans Jazz Fest to a performance at Carnegie Hall. Today he has released over 9 studio albums and plays to sold out clubs throughout the world.
Regardless of his reputation as a musician’s musician, Sexton can’t keep Hollywood away. His songs can be heard in many feature films and television including NBC’s Scrubs, Parenthood and Showtime’s hit series Brotherhood.
Stage, film and television aside, when Sexton isn’t touring he often mixes entertainment with his sense of social responsibility, performing at benefits for 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 some.
In 2007 Sexton began his most successful years to date with the release of his studio offering Seeds. The album debuted at #6 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, and the Los Angeles Times said, “Call him a soul shouter, a road poet, a folkie or a rocker and you wouldn’t be wrong.”
The live CD/DVD set Solo, which includes a DVD of his performance at Denver’s Mile High Festival, followed in 2008.
In 2010 the album Sugarcoating found this one-of-a-kind-troubadour doing what he does best: locating larger truths. After hearing it, NBC anchor Brian Williams sought Martin out to sit down for an interview backstage at New York’s Beacon Theatre. It’s now featured on MSNBC’s BriTunes.
The accolades continue. Billboard called Sexton’s version of “Working Class Hero” for the Lennon tribute/benefit in 2010 “chill-inspiring.” Released this November as part of The 30th Annual John Lennon Tribute album, the track is available on iTunes.
“The real thing, people, a star with potential to permanently affect the musical landscape and keep us entertained for years to come.” — Billboard
“His outstanding taste in songwriting as well as a soul marinated voice that can easily be compared to the likes of a young Steve Winwood or Van Morrison.” — Rolling Stone
“The best live performer I’ve ever seen. I may just quit my job and go follow Martin and make a fuss everywhere I go, just to make sure that people don’t go their lives without hearing this man sing to them.” — John Mayer
Tickets are $30 in advance, available now, and will be $35 day of show, available then if not sold out.