A soundtrack for rainy summer nights

One of the greatest joys of listening to music is creating or capturing a mood.  Any of you out there who listen to music with more than a passing interest know what I’m talking about.

Martin Sexton is one of those artists that, to me, evokes a multitude of emotions through his unique brand of “soulful folk”.  Maybe it’s the time of the season, but it just feels like that Sexton’s music creates that perfect vibe to relax under a covered patio at the end of a long day with your beverage of choice as the soft summer rain falls down around you.

You may not know Sexton’s DIY story coming out of the Boston “coffeehouse scene” or his nearly two decades of music and touring, but it’s not too late to get hip.  His latest album, Solo, is a career retrospective captured live in theaters across the country.  Solo is a fantastic place to start before you backtrack into his cache of previous studio and live recordings.

Martin Sexton

Or, for a sneak peek, check out his recent appearance on NPR’s Mountain Stage for a nearly half-hour’s worth of streaming solo material.

Sexton may spend the rest of his career as a cult artist with a rabid fan base and mainstream obscurity, and I guarantee that he’s OK with that.  But it can’t hurt to spread the word just a little.  Especially with rain on the way.

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~ by acm213 on July 14, 2009.

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