Remember that mix tape your friend made you way back when - the one that's etched in your soul? Martin Sexton's new album, “Mixtape of the Open Road,” is that musical cross-country trip, blazing through all territories of style, as you cruise through time and place. This record is a charm bracelet of twelve gems all strung together with the golden thread of what Rolling Stone calls a "soul marinated voice." Martin Sexton grew up in the ’80s in Syracuse, N.Y. Uninterested in the music of the day, he fueled his dreams with the timeless sounds of classic rock ’n’ roll. Sexton eventually migrated to Boston, where he began to build a following singing on the streets of Harvard Square. From 1996 to 2002, Sexton released “Black Sheep,” “The American,” “Wonder Bar,” and “Live Wide Open.” The activity and worldwide touring behind these records laid the foundation for the career he enjoys today with an uncommonly loyal fan base. 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. In 2007, Sexton began his most successful years to date with the release of his studio offering “Seeds.” In 2010, the album “Sugarcoating” found this one-of-a-kind-troubadour doing what he does best: locating larger truths. The accolades continued when Billboard called Sexton’s version of “Working Class Hero” for the Lennon tribute/benefit in 2010 “chill-inspiring.” Sexton’s incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess is what keeps fans coming back for more!