Friday, February 1, 2013

CD Review: Martin Sexton Hits The Road With A New Live Album

Singer/songwriter Martin Sexton is currently on tour, headlining about twenty live dates which began in early January and runs to the end of February. Sexton is currently promoting his new live album, “Live At the Fillmore.”

The album features just Sexton with an acoustic guitar singing some of his greatest original storied songs like “Candy” and “Diner.” Sexton interacts with the audience, commenting on the aroma of the concert hall and thanking his fans for coming out to see him in this economical state of the U.S.

Sexton picks up the tempo with “Failure,” but the highlight of the album comes in the form of a cover of The Beatles’ “A Day In The Life.” He creates a dreamy atmosphere with his sound while the words of Paul McCartney and John Lennon dance along to the music. The album closes with his encore, which includes a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain” done as if Sexton was originally telling the story and the quick, Ray Charles sounding patriotic “America.”

Martin Sexton is making his way out west, but will be performing two shows at Fairfield, CT’s StageOne on February 8 and 9. For more information on Martin’s new live album and for a complete list of tour dates, please visit martinsexton.com.

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