Ron Sexsmith

Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith will release his thirteenth studio album Carousel One on March 31, 2015. A critical success since his 1995 self-titled debut, Sexsmith has won the admiration of major league songwriters such as Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney along the way. His last album, Forever Endeavour, was borne of a health scare while its predecessor Long Player, Late Bloomer was borne of disillusionment. Carousel One, however, finds Sexsmith in surprising territory for a man often pegged as a downbeat balladeer: he’s actually contented.  He has a website, a Facebook page, a Twitter page and a Youtube page.

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Bio

Ronald Eldon (Ron) Sexsmith (born January 8, 1964) is a Canadian singer-songwriter from St. Catharines, Ontario, currently based in Toronto. He is known as a songwriter's songwriter, with a gift for melody, insightful and understated lyrics, and an expressive, affecting voice. Sexsmith started his first band at 14. After moving to Toronto he formed the Uncool and released his cassette Out of the Duff, and a year later, There's a Way. Meanwhile, he worked as a courier, and released Grand Opera Lane in 1991. On the strength of this album he earned a contract which led to the self-titled album Ron Sexsmith of 1995. Between 1997 and 2001, Sexsmith released three more albums before the acclaimed Cobblestone Runway in 2002. 2004's album, Retriever, a more pop-oriented album than those before, is dedicated to Elliott Smith and Johnny Cash. In 2004 he was invited by Grammy-Award-Winner Bill Frisell to perform at the German RuhrTriennale in the renowned concert series Century of Song together with songwriter Jesse Harris. In 2005, he released a collection of songs recorded with drummer Don Kerr during the production of Retriever, called Destination Unknown. The same year, he also won a Juno Award for songwriter of the year, for the song "Whatever it Takes". His first five albums are generally melancholic folk-pop with simple, elegant melodies, accentuated use of guitars and economic application of other instruments. On his sixth album, Cobblestone Runway, producer Martin Terefe changed the style to include a more lavish use of synthesizers. Retriever is considered his most "poppy" album. With Time Being, however, he has proven that he hasn't forgotten his roots as a folky singer-songwriter.Top songs are Secret Heart (well covered by Feist) and Strawberry Blonde(sublime economic evocative narrative lyrics). Time Being was released in 2006 and he's since releasedExit Strategy For The Soul in 2008. For photographs and additional information visit Ron Sexsmith's website, www.RonSexsmith.com. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Talks

Ron Sexsmith Talks Laura Marling’s Short Movie

By Ron Sexsmith | April 3, 2015

Ron Sexsmith Talks Laura Marling’s Short Movie

Darkly atmospheric, emotionally tough and fiercely individual, Laura Marling’s new album reminds a great songwriter of an episode from his youth.