Martin Sexton @ 191 Toole
Price: $35-$39 + Taxes and Fees
Doors 7PM | Show 8PM | 21 & Over | General Admission Seated
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Martin Sexton’s ability to hone in on defining moments is evident by his latest EP, 2020 Vision. It is a poetically emotive and elegantly evocative pandemic scrapbook. Produced by three-time Grammy-nominee John Alagia (John Mayer, Paul Simon, Lukas Nelson). 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 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 John Mayer on electric guitar – 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 even as the miles out on the road put pandemic life in the rearview mirror.