Tue, Nov 15
Seated Show
Martin Sexton
Lee Coulter
8:00PM (Doors: 7:00PM )
$35.00
Ages 21 and Up
This show is at Belly Up
143 S. Cedros Ave, Solana Beach, CA

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Genre: rock

Ticket Price: $30 advanced / $35 day of show / $53 reserved loft seating (available over the phone or in person at our box office) (seating chart / virtual venue tour)

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Martin Sexton
Genre: Blues

The real thing, people." - Billboard

Martin Sexton returns with what RollingStone calls his “soul-marinated voice,” acoustic guitar, and a suitcase full of heartfelt songs.

The Fall ‘22/ Winter ‘23 Tour takes Sexton across North America in support of his latest ep 2020 Vision -produced by three-time Grammy-nominee John Alagia (John Mayer, Paul Simon, Lukas Nelson)- as well as reinventing his own classics for these critically-acclaimed solo performances.

2020 Vision is a poetically emotive and an elegantly evocative pandemic scrapbook. The recordings were tracked virtually during lockdown. “In one song, I’m building a treehouse with my son. In another song, I’m crossing America and seeing the beauty in people rising through adversity and loving each other,” Martin details. 2020 Vision snapshots moments of clarity during the pandemic and beyond. The EP’s leadoff single, “Hold On,” is one of those sun-shining-through-the-rain songs. It brims with soul guitar fixings, punchy horns, and a touching narrative of the simple pleasures of spending time with loved ones. The EP’s second single, “Calling On America,” follows in the grand tradition of tender R&B cultural commentary epitomized by soul poets like Curtis Mayfield’s and Marvin Gaye. It’s a scene-setting song panning through visual vignettes of love and harmony while also contemplating division. The song’s purposeful messaging goes down smooth with folksy acoustic guitar, gospel-tinged organ playing, pining pedal steel, and Martin’s trademark honeyed vocals. “Calling On America” is further enhanced by a John Mayer guitar solo, a lyrical but fleet-fingered statement that hits that sweet spot between blues and country. The EP is rounded out by the impressionistic folk song, “Riding Through The Rain,” and the James Taylor-esque, “Penny from the Land of Plenty,” a powerful and hopeful statement on the opioid epidemic. 2020 Vision will always have its lessons and remain in Martin’s sight, even as the miles out on the road put pandemic life in the rearview mirror. One of those lessons is the power of togetherness. Martin says: “My mission statement for years has been unity through music, and I am committed to sharing peace and harmony through my songs.”

 

Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series such as Scrubs, Parenthood, Masters of Sex and in numerous films, though it's his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for a new experience every time.

Lee Coulter
Genre: Pop

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Genre: rock

Ticket Price: $30 advanced / $35 day of show / $53 reserved loft seating (available over the phone or in person at our box office) (seating chart / virtual venue tour)

There are No Refunds or Exchanges on tickets once purchased.