A native of Syracuse, Martin Sexton grew up in the 1980s, fueling his dreams on
the timeless sounds of classic rock 'n' roll. Sexton eventually migrated to Boston, where
he developed a following by singing on the streets of Harvard Square while gradually making
his way through the music scene. His 1992 collection of self-produced demo recordings,
In the Journey, was recorded on an old eight-track in a friend's attic. He managed
to sell 20,000 copies out of his guitar case while busking.
Between 1996 and 2002, Sexton released Black Sheep, The American,
Wonder Bar, and Live Wide Open. The international touring that
accompanied these records established his career and loyal fan base, selling out venues
from the Nokia Theatre in New York to the House of Blues in Los Angeles.
Happily and fiercely independent, Sexton launched his own label, Kitchen Table Records, in
2002. Since then, his success has infiltrated many musical worlds, ranging from Jam Cruise
to the Mile High Music Festival to Mayercraft Carrier. His music is featured in films and
television series, including recent NBC's Scrubs and Showtime's
In 2007-2008, Sexton logged his most successful years to date with the release of
Seeds, which debuted at number six on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. On
the heels of Seeds, the CD/DVD set Solo was released in October 2008.
Documenting a series of recent unaccompanied live appearances, the album captures Martin's
incendiary performances in theaters coast to coast. His most recent studio release,
Sugarcoating, finds this one-of-a-kind-troubadour doing what he does best:
locating larger truths within the specific details of the life he's living.