January 27, 2011

Martin Sexton

The West End Cultural Centre presents Martin Sexton on Tuesday, February 1, at the Burton Cummings Theatre.

Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm
Tickets: $30 Advance | $35 Door
Available at the West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster, Music Trader and Folk Festival Music Store

Touring in support of his latest release, Sugarcoating, critically acclaimed Martin Sexton is a prolific recording artist.  His songs are intricate and spirited, distilling soul, gospel, R&B, country and blues.

Sexton’s musical career began in the early 90s.  His first album, In The Journey, a collection of self-produced demo recordings that were recorded on an old 8-track, sold 20,000 copies.

Sexton emerged as one of the most talked-about arrivals on the "new folk" acoustic music scene. His Black Sheep garnered critical attention, netting Sexton the National Academy of Songwriters "Artist of the Year" award. 

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.

Billboard describes him as “the real thing, people, a star with potential to permanently affect the musical landscape and keep us entertained for years to come.”

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