Martin Sexton returns with what RollingStone calls his “soul-marinated voice,” acoustic guitar, and a suitcase full of heartfelt songs.
The Fall ‘22/ Winter ‘23 Tour takes Sexton across North America in support of his latest ep 2020 Vision -produced by three-time Grammy-nominee John Alagia (John Mayer, Paul Simon, Lukas Nelson)- as well as reinventing his own classics for these critically-acclaimed solo performances.
2020 Vision is a poetically emotive and an elegantly evocative pandemic scrapbook. The recordings were tracked virtually during lockdown. The EP’s leadoff single, “Hold On,” is one of those sun-shining-through-the-rain songs. It brims with soul guitar fixings, punchy horns, and a touching narrative of the simple pleasures of spending time with loved ones. The EP’s second single, “Calling On America,” follows in the grand tradition of tender R&B cultural commentary epitomized by soul poets like Curtis Mayfield’s and Marvin Gaye. It’s a scene-setting song panning through visual vignettes of love and harmony while also contemplating division. The song’s purposeful messaging goes down smooth with folksy acoustic guitar, gospel-tinged organ playing, pining pedal steel, and Martin’s trademark honeyed vocals. “Calling On America” is further enhanced by a John Mayer guitar solo, a lyrical but fleet-fingered statement that hits that sweet spot between blues and country. The EP is rounded out by the impressionistic folk song, “Riding Through The Rain,” and the James Taylor-esque, “Penny from the Land of Plenty,” a powerful and hopeful statement on the opioid epidemic. 2020 Vision will always have its lessons and remain in Martin’s sight, even as the miles out on the road put pandemic life in the rearview mirror. One of those lessons is the power of togetherness.
Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series such as Scrubs, Parenthood, Masters of Sex and in numerous films, though it’s his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for a new experience every time.
Source: The Franklin Theatre
Tickets on sale November 4th, 2022!
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Mar 8, 2023 at 08:00 pm (Wed)
Additional time info:
Doors open 7PM
All of the parking in downtown Franklin is free. You can park on the street for up to four hours or all day in one of the two public parking garages.