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Photo Focus:: Martin Sexton at Infinity: Friends, Family and Beautiful Angels

By Louise Uznanski for Ontapblog

Martin Sexton at Infinity Hall

Martin Sexton at Infinity Hall

Martin Sexton returns to the stage for an encore and lifts the mic over the front edge of the stage almost in the lap of the patron sitting in the front row. He squats down and lowers himself onto the stage’s edge with his guitar in hand. He is five feet from our seats in the second row center. This is where we can truly see his clear blue eyes and the intenseness of his handsome face.

After hours on stage going from one song to another without a break, Martin pulls that string to the audience’s hearts a little tighter, reaching out to those filling the seats from the first to the last row. He conducts another sing-a-long, this time to his Black Sheep, where the audience provides the background singing ‘bye, bye’. This shot, taken right before he started to sing the encore, shows a lot about Martin. Intense, a unifier through music, a seasoned troubadour with clear love for his audience he calls angels and an honest, thankful stare.

Martin Sexton performed at Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk, Connecticut, to an audience of intensely loyal and admiring fans. He does gymnastics with a voice that is so rich and full a mic is not always necessary. He knows his guitar like no other performer. The night went by too fast although it will be in my memory for a long, long time.

Martin Sexton at Infinity Hall

Martin Sexton at Infinity Hall

Martin Sexton at Infinity Hall

Martin Sexton at Infinity Hall

Martin Sexton at Infinity Hall

Martin Sexton at Infinity Hall

Black Sheep from Calgary, CA, 2011.

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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. ontapblog #

    Thanks, Louise! I had the pleasure of hearing Martin play at an outdoor venue earlier this summer in Connecticut. So impressed by his ability to hold and engage an audience with only his voice and a guitar. Love what he can do with his voice!

    Thank you for the lovely photos and recap!

    September 17, 2013
    • ontapblog #

      You’re welcome! Every time I see him he just gets better and better. His voice and his guitar skills are 2nd to none. What a songwriter, too.

      September 19, 2013
  2. Thank you for sharing the Black Sheep music video. Had not heard of Martin before – played the video – he does have a unique and lovely voice – this song left me feeling so sad. 😦

    October 5, 2013
    • Thank you so much for reading and commenting, Francine. That song is deeply personal. Martin is an amazing artist. I just love his voice and how he relates to the audience. Can’t wait to see him again!

      October 5, 2013

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