Martin Sexton's New Video & NPR Mountain Stage

Article Contributed by conqueroo | Published on Thursday, May 10, 2012

As his winter and spring tour winds down, Martin Sexton has a new video for his song “One Voice Together” from the current CD Fall Like Rain. The black-and-white platform culls historical footage in the form of a lyric video.

According to Sexton, “’One Voice Together’ is a song meant to bring people together, whether they are from the left or the right, black or white, old or young, gay or straight, whatever. Divided, we are easily manipulated, controlled and eventually conquered. As people who can set aside our differences and remember that we’re all family, and when united, we are strong, and we are a much greater force with which to be reckoned.”

This weekend, premiering May 11, NPR’s long-running, award-winning music series Mountain Stage will feature Sexton in a show taped this past tour. Mountain Stage is heard on public radio stations throughout the country.

Sexton was recently heard on the NPR broadcast Here & Now, and taped at that city’s House of Blues.

Sexton’s Fall Like Rain has received critical acclaim since its January 24 release. Paste cited its “soul searching lyrics and soaring melodies.” Relix noted its “striking musicianship.” American Songwriter acknowledged “one of the prettiest, most soulful voices on the planet.” According to Glide, “He can be both Righteous Brothers at once, and an echo of Sam Cooke.” The New York Times wrote, “He jumps beyond standard fare on the strength of his voice, a blue-eyed soul man’s supple instrument,” adding that “his unpretentious heartiness helps him focus on every soul singer’s goal: to amplify the sound of the ordinary heart."

Fellow musician Dave Matthews says of Sexton: “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 . . .He's one of my favorite singers and songwriters.”

Sexton headlined stages from The Fillmore San Francisco, Park West Chicago, Austin City Limits Live, and House of Blues Boston on the winter/spring 2012 tour and the summer dates begin with Pete Seeger’s Clearwater Revival Festival.