RON SEXSMITH REALLY OUGHT TO NEED NO INTRODUCTION. OFTEN LAUDED AS ‘THE SONGWRITER’S SONGWRITER’ OR ‘THE ARTIST’S ARTIST’, HE’S ABLE TO COUNT RAY DAVIES AND ELVIS COSTELLO AMONGST HIS ADVOCATES… ROD STEWART, KD LANG, KATIE MELUA, NICK LOWE AND EVEN MICHAEL BUBLÉ HAVE ALL COVERED SEXSMITH SONGS – YET, AS A RECORDING ARTIST IN HIS OWN RIGHT, COMMERCIAL SUCCESS AND WIDER NOTORIETY HAVE REMAINED FRUSTRATINGLY ELUSIVE FOR THE 51-YEAR OLD CANADIAN.
Fourteenth album CAROUSEL ONE, released in March this year, is a fine collection of beautifully crafted moments and could quietly find itself shuffling up alongside more familiar names in the 2015 albums of the year lists. Sexsmith is about to head out on tour, including a couple of weeks on the motorways of the UK in October. In this new edition of The Mouthcast he speaks on the telephone from his home in Canada, and discusses CAROUSEL ONE. He also talks about his songwriting – and reveals what it really feels like to be thought of as ‘the songwriter’s songwriter’…
Buy CAROUSEL ONE here
Ron Sexsmith plays the Union Chapel, London, on 24th October. Tickets here
For his other forthcoming UK dates go here
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