Martin Sexton

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Martin Sexton
Sexton in 2021
Sexton in 2021
Background information
BornMarch 2, 1966 (1966-03-02) (age 57)
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar
Years active1991–present
LabelsKitchen Table Records (KTR), Atlantic

Martin Sexton Born March 2, 1966 is an American singer-songwriter and music producer.

Early life[edit]

Born in 1966,[citation needed] Sexton grew up in Syracuse, New York, the tenth of twelve children in a working class Irish-American family.[1] He acquired his first guitar, a Sears & Roebuck acoustic model, at age 14.[citation needed]


In 1988, Sexton moved to Boston, and began playing on street corners and at open mic nights around the city.[2][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.[2]

He was given the National Academy of Songwriters Artist of the Year Award in 1994.[2] He released Black Sheep in 1996, an album called The American in 1998, and another album called Wonder Bar in 2000.[2] He launched his independent record label, Kitchen Table Records, in 2001 and released a concert album called Live Wide Open.[2] His album, Seeds, was released in 2007.[2]

In 2008, he released a second live album called Solo.[2] Subsequent albums included Sugarcoating (2010), Fall Like Rain (2012).[2] and Mixtape of the Open Road (2015).[2]

In 2017, Martin joined Chris Anderson (upright and electric bass) and Boo Reiners (multi-string instruments) to make The Martin Sexton Trio.

Sexton's latest recording, "2020 Vision" was released on September 1, 2021.



  • In the Journey (Koch Entertainment, 1992)
  • Black Sheep (Koch International, 1996)
  • The American (Atlantic Records, 1998)
  • Live at the Fillmore (Atlantic Records, 1999)
  • Wonder Bar (Atlantic Records, 2000)
  • Live Wide Open (Kitchen Table, 2001)
  • Live at Newbury Comics (Kitchen Table, 2003)
  • Camp Holiday (Kitchen Table, 2005)
  • Seeds (Kitchen Table, 2007)
  • Solo (Kitchen Table, 2008)
  • Sugarcoating (Kitchen Table, 2010)
  • Mixtape of the Open Road (Kitchen Table, 2015)
  • Live at the Belly Up (2017) – download only

Extended plays[edit]

  • Fall Like Rain (Kitchen Table, 2012)
  • 2020 Vision (Kitchen Table, 2021)

Charted singles[edit]

List of charted singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Love Keep Us Together" 1999 75 Black Sheep

Other contributions[edit]


  1. ^ St. Leger, Marie Elsie (9 November 2000). "Martin Sexton Finds Joy, Hope and Wonder". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 12 October 2009. Retrieved 19 May 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Martin Sexton - Biography | Billboard". Retrieved 2016-01-13.
  3. ^ "Career Development: Martin Sexton". ASCAP. Retrieved 2009-05-19.
  4. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (PDF ed.). Mt Martha, Victoria, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 248.
  5. ^ a b "Live & Direct CDs". WYEP-FM. Retrieved 2009-05-19.

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