January 26, 2013|
His performances are dynamic and bursting with depth and have earned him a devoted following among fans, peers and critics alike. People claim that Sextonʼs songs inspire them to make a change, go cross-country, and follow their hearts; to see a crowd at a Martin Sexton concert is to witness a cross-section of America.
Sexton “jumps beyond standard fare on the strength of his voice, a blue-eyed soul manʼs supple instrument . . . his unpretentious heartiness helps him focus on every soul singerʼs goal: to amplify the sound of an ordinary heart.”
–Jon Pareles, The New York Times
“Martin Sexton is the best live performer Iʼve ever seen… I may just quit my job and go follow Martin and make a fuss everywhere I go, just to make sure that people donʼt go their lives without hearing this man sing to them.”
“Martin Sextonʼs extraordinary voice howls, growls and purrs in the best tradition of blue-eyed soul. It is raw and expressive and can move in an instant from a glorious falsetto to an edgy rock plea or a simple folk lament.” —Chicago Sun-Times
"I've been a fan of his for quite a bit more than a decade and It's a real pleasure to finally share the stage with him. I hope that if you never heard him before tonight is a turning point for you. He's one of my favorite singers and songwriters” -Dave Matthews
The Alternate Routes
These talented musicians have received national radio play over the past two years and have toured all over. The Alternate Routes’ name suits them well. They’re a band that‘s never really fit in — in a good way. Without a definitive genre to reference or an established scene to rally behind them, they’ve been something of a rogue wave in an ocean of bands. They built a fan base the old fashioned way, by driving around the country in a big, white Ford Econoline van, winning crowds over one-person-at-a-time with solid, catchy songs and an explosive live show. Since their genesis in 2004, co-founders Tim Warren (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Eric Donnelly (lead guitar) have taken their group through the dizzying heights and frustrating lows of the modern music industry, and have learned some valuable lessons along the way.
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