TROY, NEW YORK The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Corporation bring two amazing musicians together to create one phenomenal night of music. Acclaimed American singer/songwriter Martin Sexton and the extraordinarily gifted Joan Osborne bring their talents to the Hall on Saturday, April 14, each performing their own set . Mr. Sexton will perform selections from his vast catalogue, along with songs off his latest releases, Best of Martin Sexton, Volume I and Mixtape of the Open Road. Ms. Osborne will be singing a selection of Bob Dylan songs off of her latest release, Songs of Bob Dylan.
Martin Sexton, Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 8 PM Tickets: $44, $37
Rolling Stone describes Martin Sexton as a musician with “Outstanding taste in songwriting as well as a soul-marinated voice.” In 2018 American singer-songwriter Martin Sexton extends touring in support of his ninth studio release, Mixtape of the Open Road. The Wall Street Journal and CMT premiered tracks from the album that since garnered much critical acclaim.
Syracuse native Sexton got his start singing in the streets and subways of Boston in the early ’90s. 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,” and “Masters of Sex” as well as numerous films, though it’s his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for more. http://www.martinsexton.com/
Joan Osborne will sing selections from her latest release Songs of Bob Dylan. On this new album, she unleashes her sizable gifts as a vocalist and interpreter upon The Bard’s celebrated canon. With performances honed by the time Osborne spent polishing them during “Joan Osborne Sings The Songs Of Bob Dylan” — two critically acclaimed two-week residencies she performed at New York City’s Café Carlyle in March 2016 and 2017, the seven-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling singer and songwriter, whom The New York Times has called “a fiercely intelligent, no-nonsense singer,” winds her supple, soulful voice around Dylan’s poetic, evocative lyrics, etching gleaming new facets in them along the way.
“I try not to do a straight-up imitation of what someone else has done,” Osborne says. “Like if you’re going to sing an Otis Redding song, you’re never going to out-Otis him so you shouldn’t even try. So I always try to find some unique way into the song, and also to pick songs where the intersection between the song and my voice hits some kind of sweet spot. It was a joy being able to sing these brilliant lyrics. It’s like an actor being given a great part. You are just so excited to say these lines because they’re so powerful that it lifts you up above yourself.”
Tickets are available to Music Hall Members on Monday, December 4 at 10 AM via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Anyone can become a member and get early access. Tickets are available to the general public on Thursday, December 7. The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office is located at 30 Second Street in downtown Troy, and is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More information on the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and upcoming programs is available on the website at www.troymusichall.org.
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall has hosted performances by legions of world-renowned artists, from legends like Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Isaac Stern, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Vladimir Horowitz, to the best on today’s contemporary music scene, including Joshua Bell, Andrew Bird, Steve Martin, Lyle Lovett, and John Prine and many others.