Martin Sexton’s latest album release Live at the Belly Up features soulful lyrics, and a vocal prowess that kept the crowd hootin’ and hollering all night long. Sexton is a singer-songwriter with a genre-blending style incorporating soul, folk, blues, country, rhythm-and-blues, and rock into a feel-good tapestry of sound and story. More to the point, the man is uniquely gifted… However, there’s nothing pretentious about Sexton or his performances and it is obvious that he’s grateful to be on the Belly Up stage, to serve and delight, reminding us of where we’ve been and where we are heading, because the journey is basically one and the same for all.
Live at the Belly Up showcases Sexton’s award winning songwriting and his infectious live show. Highlights include “Diner,” “Glory Bound,” and the closing track; a soulful rendition of “This Little Light of Mine.”
“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.”
— The New York Times
“The real thing, people, a star with potential to permanently affect the musical landscape and keep us entertained for years to come.
“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… Y’all have a good time with Martin Sexton.
— Dave Matthews
“The best live performer I’ve 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 don’t go their lives without hearing this man sing to them.
— John Mayer