Martin Sexton is a musician originally from the Syracuse, New York area.
Sexton migrated to Boston in 1990 where he built a following singing around Harvard Square and gradually working his way into the club scene. In the Journey, his 1992 collection of self-produced demo recordings, as well as his captivating live appearances earned him a number of Boston Music Awards not to mention The National Academy of Songwriters "Artist of the Year". In the Journey was later released under the name Black Sheep. Sexton has released five more studio albums and one live album since then.
Sexton is committed to translating many American music forms into guitar-based folk; his influences include jazz, blues, rock, soul, gospel, doo-wop, and traditional country. His songs showcase his talents not only as a writer but also as a guitarist and vocalist. On many of the blues and jazz songs, he plays lead guitar.
His studio albums have become increasingly experimental. While they often feature full arrangements including horns, piano, bass, drums, and back-up singers, he has translated these arrangements on stage to just himself and ...