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. He launched his independent record label, Kitchen Table Records, in 2001 and released a concert album called Live Wide Open. His album, Seeds, was released in 2007.
Today he has released over 9 studio albums and plays to sold out clubs throughout the World.
“The real thing, people, a star with potential to permanently affect the musical landscape and keep us entertained for years to come.
“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.
“I’ve been a fan of his for quite a bit more than a decade and It’s a real pleasure to finally share the stage with him. I hope that if you never heard him before tonight is a turning point for you. He’s one of my favorite singers and songwriters… Y’all have a good time with Martin Sexton.
“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.
“The real thing, people.” -
Recorded on January 19, 2017 Live at the Belly Up showcases Sexton’s award winning songwriting and his infectious live show. Highlights include “Diner,” “Glory Bound,” and the closing track; a soulful rendition of “This Little Light of Mine.”
Run time: Approx. 50 Minutes
For nearly 30 years, Martin Sexton has channeled his love of soulful folk, blues, rock and pop music into accessible, emotional songs that recall the work of Van Morrison and Otis Redding. We discuss living in Western Mass and the Adirondacks, Bobcats, 80s music, hair metal, and highlights of his early career. Politics are brushed upon, but the message is all about unity through music. Can't remember what we drank… it was that good!