Tape Date: February 25, 2013
Don’t Miss This Live eTown Taping!
eTOWN WELCOMES MARTIN SEXTON AND FOLK REVIVALIST DUO THE MILK CARTON KIDS, FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND CONVERSATION AT ETOWN HALL
presented by KBCO
WHEN: February 25, 2013 / 7:00 PM SHOW (6:00 PM Doors)
WHERE: eTown Hall
1535 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302
COST: $25.00 (plus tax and theater fee) / SOLD OUT
eTown welcomes back long-time guest and friend of the show, Martin Sexton, for an intimate evening of music and conversation at eTown’s newly renovated, solar-powered performance space and community center – eTown Hall. It’s been a couple of years since Martin was on the show, and attendees can look forward to hearing songs and stories that span his career, as well as new music from Martin’s new EP, Fall Like Rain.
A native of Syracuse, N.Y., and the tenth of 12 children, Martin Sexton grew up in the ’80s. Uninterested in the music of the day, he fueled his dreams with the timeless sounds of classic rock ’n’ roll. As he discovered the dusty old vinyl left in the basement by one his big brothers, his musical fire was lit. Sexton eventually migrated to Boston, where he began to build a following singing on the streets of Harvard Square, gradually working his way through the scene. His 1992 collection of self-produced demo recordings, In the Journey, was recorded on an old 8-track in a friend’s attic. He managed to sell 20,000 copies out of his guitar case.
Regardless of his reputation as a musician’s musician, Sexton can’t keep Hollywood away. His songs can be heard in many feature films and television including NBC’s Scrubs, Parenthood and Showtime’s hit series Brotherhood.
Stage, film and television aside, when Sexton isn’t touring he often mixes entertainment with his sense of social responsibility, performing at benefits for Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang camp, the Children’s Tumor Foundation, Japan earthquake/tsunami relief (The John Lennon Tribute), and Hurricane Irene relief efforts in Vermont, to name some.
“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 real thing, people, a star with potential to permanently affect the musical landscape and keep us entertained for years to come.”
“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
Also joining us this evening for their very first visit to eTown is the up-and-coming folk duo, The Mile Carton Kids. The Milk Carton Kids is an LA-based band who, in a whirlwind first year, have received a warm welcome from fans and critical acclaim usually reserved for their veteran counterparts. The band’s populist approach of giving away their music for free – combined with their talent and passion for live performances – was met with immediate success and interest from record labels, resulting in the band’s recent signing to Anti Records. Their style is described by the New York Times as “a sweetly dazzling variation on close-harmony vocals, part Simon and Garfunkel and part Everly Brothers, with occasional acoustic prestidigitation.” NPR calls it “gorgeous contemporary folk.” While the Milk Carton Kids’ most obvious frame of musical reference is the classic folk revival sound of twin acoustic guitars and close harmonies, the band both expands upon and contradicts that rich legacy. The effect is heightened for live audiences as they watch Pattengale and Ryan effortlessly switch off leads and high and low harmonies, a perfect folk democracy.
More than just a typical concert, each eTown taping is a unique live entertainment event that combines musical performance, information and inspiring conversation. In addition to lots of great music, the event will also feature a special E-Chievement Award story, a trademark staple of each and every eTown taping, highlighting one of the show’s listeners who have gone above and beyond to make a positive difference in their community.