Martin Sexton performed before a sellout crowd at The Greenwich Odeum on Sunday. Hailing from Syracuse, NY, the western Massachusetts based singer-songwriter performed solo, as he displayed his vast voice range while enchanting the packed house.
Sexton has released eleven albums over the past thirty years, with his sound being described as varying from Americana, to rock, to blue-eyed soul, and folk. Rolling Stone Magazine has characterized him as “His outstanding taste in songwriting as well as a soul marinated voice that can easily be compared to the likes of a young Steve Winwood or Van Morrison.”
Sextons has collaborated with the likes of John Mayer and Peter Frampton, while also performing at concerts at the Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo, New Orleans Jazz Fest, The Fillmore, and Carnegie Hall. His songs have been heard in many feature films and television including NBC’s Scrubs, Parenthood, and Showtime’s hit series Brotherhood.
Since his early days of singing in the streets of Boston, Sexton has garnered legions of fans and established himself as a musician’s musician. The fifty-two year old acclaimed musician put on a superb performance that was charismatic and witty, executed exquisitely while delivering his own expansive blend of sound.
Boston based acoustic troubadour Chris Trapper opened the evening, warming up the crowd with an equally entertaining set. Influenced by John Prine and Kris Kristofferson, Trapper exhibited his keen storytelling, humor, and melodic prowess.
What’s Up Rhode Island was there to bring you coverage of a wonderful night of Americana music and storytelling. See the slideshow below for photos.