Martin Sexton born on Mar., 2nd, the year 1966 is an American folk singer-songwriter initially from the Syracuse, New York, area, and the brother of musician called Colleen Sexton. He was brought up as the 10th of 12 children in a working class Irish-American family. He got his 1st guitar, a Sears & Roebuck acoustic, at the age of fourteen and then played in local rock 'n roll bands. Looking to discover his own voice, he left home when he was twenty two years old and started busking as a street performer in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
In Nov., the year 1990, with 800 dollars and some borrowed equipment, Sexton recorded a demo cassette ‘In the Journey’, and eventually selling over 20 thousand copies, mostly at local gigs. His tremendous live performances won him a Boston Music Award for "Best New Artist" and made his way to his being named "Artist of the Year" by the National Academy of Songwriters in the year 1994. He worked his way into the city's historical folk club circuit and later started touring, releasing his first full-length studio recording ‘Black Sheep’ in the year 1996, followed 2 years later by a main label debut on Atlantic Records, ‘The American’, production of Danny Kortchmar. His 2nd album on Atlantic named ‘Wonder Bar’ came out in the year 2000 and was self-produced by Sexton.