Martin Sexton
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Martin Sexton
Martin Sexton
Martin Sexton 2010.jpg
Sexton onstage in 2010
Background information
Martin Sexton
Born1966
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Genres
Musician, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
1991-present
LabelsKitchen Table Records (KTR), Atlantic
Websitemartinsexton.com

Martin Sexton (1966)[1] is an American singer-songwriter and music producer.

Early life

Born in 1966,[] Sexton grew up in Syracuse, New York, the tenth of twelve children in a working class Irish-American family.[2] He acquired his first guitar, a Sears & Roebuck acoustic model, at age 14.[]

Career

In 1988, Sexton moved to Boston, and began playing on street corners and at open mic nights around the city.[1][3] Sexton 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.[1]

He was given the National Academy of Songwriters Artist of the Year Award in 1994.[1] He released an album called The American in 1998, and another album called Wonder Bar in 2000.[1] He launched his independent record label, Kitchen Table Records, in 2001 and released a concert album called Live Wide Open.[1] His album, Seeds, was released in 2007.[1]

In 2008, he released a second live album called Solo.[1] Subsequent albums included Sugarcoating in 2010 and Fall Like Rain in 2012.[1] In 2015, he released another studio album called Mixtape of the Open Road.[1]

In 2017, Martin joined Chris Anderson (upright and electric bass) and Boo Reiners (multi string instruments) to make The Martin Sexton Trio.

Discography

Albums

  • 1992 - In the Journey (Koch Entertainment)
  • 1996 - Black Sheep (Koch International)
  • 1998 - The American (Atlantic Records)
  • 2000 - Wonder Bar (Atlantic Records)
  • 2001 - Live Wide Open (Kitchen Table)
  • 2005 - Camp Holiday (Kitchen Table)
  • 2007 - Seeds (Kitchen Table)
  • 2008 - Solo (Kitchen Table)
  • 2010 - Sugarcoating (Kitchen Table)
  • 2012 - Fall Like Rain (EP) (Kitchen Table)
  • 2015 - Mixtape of the Open Road (Kitchen Table)

Other contributions

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Martin Sexton - Biography | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ St. Leger, Marie Elsie (9 November 2000). "Martin Sexton Finds Joy, Hope and Wonder". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 12 October 2009. Retrieved 2009.
  3. ^ "Career Development: Martin Sexton". ASCAP. Retrieved .
  4. ^ a b "Live & Direct CDs". WYEP-FM. Retrieved .

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