Tag: DeLane Hayes

Tuesday 12/14/21 6pm ET: Hayes’ Hard Drive with DeLane Hayes and Special Guest Martin Sexton

Born in 1966, Sexton grew up in Syracuse, New York, the tenth of twelve children in a working class Irish-American family. He acquired his first guitar, a Sears & Roebuck acoustic model, at age 14.

In 1988, Sexton moved to Boston, and began playing on street corners and at open mic nights around the city. Sexton released a collection of self-produced demo recordings in 1991 called In The Journey. The album was released on an 8-track cassette, and Sexton sold 15,000 copies to fans.

He was given the National Academy of Songwriters Artist of the Year Award in 1994. He released Black Sheep in 1996, an album called The American in 1998, and another album called Wonder Bar in 2000. He launched his independent record label, Kitchen Table Records, in 2001 and released a concert album called Live Wide Open. His album, Seeds, was released in 2007.

In 2008, he released a second live album called Solo. Subsequent albums included Sugarcoating (2010), Fall Like Rain (2012). and Mixtape of the Open Road (2015).

In 2017, Martin joined Chris Anderson (upright and electric bass) and Boo Reiners (multi-string instruments) to make The Martin Sexton Trio.

Sexton’s latest recording, “2020 Vision”, released on September 1, 2021.