Martin Sexton LIVE
09/14/12 For Immediate Release
The Paradise Theatre presents:
with Adam Gontier opening
Friday, November 16th, 2012
(7:00) Opening Act; (8:00) Show Starts
Tix $25 ADV and $30 DOS
The Paradise Theatre in Paonia, Colorado is proud to present Martin Sexton in an intimate, exclusive engagement on Friday, November 16th, 2012. Touring and promoting his brand-new EP, Fall Like Rain, Martin Sexton is asking relevant questions and challenging the status quo. On this record, the artist subtly and seamlessly blends infectious tunes with a powerful message. Opening for Mr. Sexton is Adam Gontier, the lead singer for Three Days Grace hailing from Ontario, Canada. Gontier has won two BMI pop awards and has been nominated for best music video, best rock video and best international video by a Canadian.
A native of Syracuse, N.Y., 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. As he discovered the dusty old vinyl left in the basement by one his big brothers, his musical fire was lit. 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.
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).
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. 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 a few.
The New York Times noted that this artist "jumps beyond standard fare on the strength of his voice, a blue-eyed soul man's supple instrument," adding, "his unpretentious heartiness helps him focus on every soul singer's goal: to amplify the sound of the ordinary heart." Dave Matthews has this to say, "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. He's one of my favorite singers and songwriters... Y'all have a good time with Martin Sexton."
Listen and read more at www.martinsexton.com. Tickets available at KVNF Public Radio and The Paradise Theatre Box Office in Paonia and online at www.paradiseofpaonia.com.
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