Martin Sexton grew up playing Hendrix, Zeppelin, Janis, and Beatles covers. Like any musician with a healthy musical appetite, his early preference for old classic rock 'n' roll led him to discover the legends of folk, blues, and soul. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why his intense and soulful voice stands head and shoulders above his modern Folk-Rock contemporaries. From building a loyal following by playing the competitive coffeehouse scene in Boston and later touring the U.S., Sexton sold over 15,000 copies of his cassette tape album entitled In the Journey in 1991. Sexton's 1998 album, The American showcases his outstanding taste in songwriting as well as a soul marinated voice that can easily be compared to the likes of a young Steve Winwood or Van Morrison.