Checking in with Martin Sexton some 20 years after he sold his first self released cassette tape on the streets of Harvard Square, and 8 albums later, he can be found in a good place, his voice still spanning multiple octaves, his guitar a one man band, at once lead, rhythm, and percussion.
Martin Sexton is one of the most unflappably earnest musicians on the planet, and he always manages to stand out in a genre that is unmercifully crowded. His latest release, Sugarcoating, brings listeners more of his positive, folk-tinged acoustic rock and stirring lyricism. Sexton’s music has frequently centered on themes of personal fulfillment and the tenuous existence of human happiness, and Sugarcoating does some of the same, simultaneously addressing materialism, success, and other trappings of the modern world.
If there were more people in the world like Martin Sexton, the word utopia comes to mind. Smelling every rose he passes by, the latest release from the Northeast troubadour, Sugarcoating (due out Apr. 6 on Kitchen Table Records), is another treasure trove of harmonious folk melodies coated in a blend of soul and passion- as unique as the man himself.
Will It Go Round In Circles first appeared on the 1972 Billy Preston album Music Is My Life. The track would then be issued as a single the following year and eventually hit #1 on the Billboard Top Singles chart.
Band From TV: Band From TV makes their second Cover Wars appearance this week, they previously were featured in the You Can’t Always Get What You Want edition back in July. As we mentioned then, this is a group made up of professional actors and all of their proceeds go directly to charity – pretty cool. Source: Hoggin All The Covers[audio:https://glidemag.wpengine.com/hiddentrack/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/bandfromtvcircles.mp3]
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Martin Sexton's performance on stage was set on Vanderbilt Avenue right alongside historical (and somewhat humbling) Grand Central Station. The setting for the show was meek, with a small stage and a crowd that was much smaller than you would think. As usual, though, Sexton’s cherub-banshee vocals made it all seem bigger.