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Fri Feb 2
7:00 pm

MARTIN SEXTON

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$25.00

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Martin Sexton was one of the most talked-about arrivals on the “new folk” acoustic music scene. The guitarist, singer, and songwriter has an amazing vocal range and makes effective use of it on his recordings and in his live shows. Unlike so many other contemporary singer/songwriters, his vocal style can be described as truly soulful, combining the best qualities of singers like Van MorrisonAl GreenAaron Neville, and Otis Redding.

Sexton, a self-taught guitarist and singer, was raised in a family of 14 and formed his first rock & roll band in eighth grade. In high school he was in a profusion of garage bands, playing the music of the BeatlesJanis JoplinJimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin. He left his home in Syracuse, New York — and the rock & roll life — in 1988 and headed for Boston, encouraged by what he’d heard about the coffeehouse scene in that city. Despite the ultra-competitive nature of the Boston scene, with too many folksingers and too few coffeehouses, Sexton quickly rose through the ranks. He began playing his brand of soul-filled folk music around Boston’s open-mike nights and street corners in 1989.


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Date:
February 2
Time:
7:00 pm11:59 pm
Cost:
$25.00
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/152352122032215/

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AEG Live Presents

Venue

State Theatre
687 Central Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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Phone:
(727) 895-3045