A gifted singer and songwriter whose songs are by turns earnest and playful, Ron Sexsmith has won acclaim not only from critics but from fellow performers like Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, and John Hiatt -- some of the same artists who initially inspired Sexsmith himself to become a musician. He has a talent for catchy but graceful melodies that's matched by his skills as a lyricist, drawing compact sketches of love and the trials of everyday life that are heartfelt and compassionate even when he's being witty, and warm without becoming overly sentimental. Sexsmith's songs are fine examples of pop classicism, while his work as a recording artist has found him maturing steadily throughout his career. His first major-label albums, 1995's Ron Sexsmith and 1997's Other Songs, were the work of a promising composer whose voice reflected a shyness that kept his music from connecting as it should. That began to change on 2001's Blue Boy (co-produced by Steve Earle), while 2002's Cobblestone Runway found him dabbling in electronics (and duetting with Chris Martin of Coldplay on one track). 2005's Destination Unknown, a collaboration with longtime musical partner Don Kerr, was a primarily acoustic effort, and 2011's Long Player Late Bloomer was a polished and relatively commercial effort produced by Bob Rock. On 2017's The Last Rider, Sexsmith recorded with his road band instead of studio musicians for the first time, and 2020's Hermitage was a fresh, optimistic set of songs that emerged after he moved from his longtime home in Toronto. Concert Tickets $28/ Reserved
RON SEXSMITH
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Thursday, February 16th
Doors @ 7:00 PM
Show @ 7:45PM

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Folk



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A gifted singer and songwriter whose songs are by turns earnest and playful, Ron Sexsmith has won acclaim not only from critics but from fellow performers like Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, and John Hiatt -- some of the same artists who initially inspired Sexsmith himself to become a musician. He has a talent for catchy but graceful melodies that's matched by his skills as a lyricist, drawing compact sketches of love and the trials of everyday life that are heartfelt and compassionate even when he's being witty, and warm without becoming overly sentimental. Sexsmith's songs are fine examples of pop classicism, while his work as a recording artist has found him maturing steadily throughout his career. His first major-label albums, 1995's Ron Sexsmith and 1997's Other Songs, were the work of a promising composer whose voice reflected a shyness that kept his music from connecting as it should. That began to change on 2001's Blue Boy (co-produced by Steve Earle), while 2002's Cobblestone Runway found him dabbling in electronics (and duetting with Chris Martin of Coldplay on one track). 2005's Destination Unknown, a collaboration with longtime musical partner Don Kerr, was a primarily acoustic effort, and 2011's Long Player Late Bloomer was a polished and relatively commercial effort produced by Bob Rock. On 2017's The Last Rider, Sexsmith recorded with his road band instead of studio musicians for the first time, and 2020's Hermitage was a fresh, optimistic set of songs that emerged after he moved from his longtime home in Toronto.

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