Martin Sexton

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Martin Sexton
Martin Sexton 2010.jpg
Sexton onstage in 2010
Background information
Birth name Martin Sexton
Born 1966
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1991–present
Labels Kitchen Table Records (KTR), Atlantic
Website martinsexton.com

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

Early life[edit]

Born in 1966,[citation needed] Sexton grew up in Syracuse, NewYork, 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.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

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, 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, Mix Tape of the Open Road.[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Martin Sexton - Biography | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2016-01-13. 
  2. ^ St. Leger, Marie Elsie (November 9, 2000). "Martin Sexton Finds Joy, Hope and Wonder". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  3. ^ "Career Development: Martin Sexton". ASCAP. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  4. ^ a b "Live & Direct CDs". WYEP-FM. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 

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