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Focus On: Martin Sexton

It's difficult to pin Martin Sexton down. A clever singer/songwriter, his real talent lies in his live shows, which often incorporate sounds and vocal tricks honed from his years as a street performer. He raised money for his first CD by busking on street corners in Boston, a make-or-break kind of town for folk musicians and from these humble beginnings, he built a fanbase and found himself on a major label. Sexton's music ranges from straight folk and break-your-heart blues to pure pop with a little rock thrown in for good measure. For his performance at the 42nd Kent State Folk Festival, Sexton brought opener Ryan Montbleau on stage to build on his sound.

This concert was recorded live at the Kent Stage in November 2008 by Jimmie Wilson during the 42nd Kent State Folk Festival in Kent, Ohio.

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Martin Sexton - November 13, 2008

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In The Journey
  (1990, Koch)

Black Sheep
  (1996, Koch)

The American
  (1998, Atlantic)

Live Wide Open
  (2000, Kitchen Tabel)

Wonder Bar
  (2000, Atlantic)

Camp Holiday
  (2005, Kitchen Tabel)

  (2007, Kitchen Tabel)

Solo (Live)
  (2008, Kitchen Tabel)

I love that you have this! I've seen Martin Sexton in concert twice. He's such a great performer! I haven't seen him since The American, so this is such a treat! Thanks!

Posted by Nancine McDonald on May 08, 2009.

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