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Ron Sexsmith

"Ronald Eldon (Ron) Sexsmith" (born 1964) is a Canadian singer-songwriter from St. Catharines, Ontario, currently based in Toronto. He is known as a songwriter's songwriter, with a gift for melody, insightful and understated lyrics, and an expressive, affecting voice.

Sexsmith started his first band at 14.

After moving to Toronto he formed ''the Uncool'' and released his cassette ''Out of the Duff'', and a year later, ''There’s a Way''.

Meanwhile, he worked as a courier, and released ''Grand Opera Lane'' in 1991. On the strength of this album he earned a contract which led to the self-titled album of 1995. Between 1997 and 2001, Sexsmith released three more albums before the acclaimed ''Cobblestone Runway'' in 2002. His last album, ''Retriever'', a more pop-oriented album than those before, is dedicated to Elliott Smith and Johnny Cash. In 2004 he was invited by Grammy-Award-Winner Bill Frisell to perform at the German RuhrTriennale in the renowned concert series Century of Song together with songwriter Jesse Harris.

In 2005, he released a collection of songs recorded with drummer Don Kerr during the production of ''Retriever'', called ''Destination Unkno...

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