- Wed, May 9, 2012 at 8pm
- Ron Sexsmith
- Westminster United Church
- 745 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
- Jazz Winnipeg Festival
West End Cultural Centre
- Advance Cost
Presented in partnership with the West End Cultural Centre
The earnest work of boyish Canadian singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith has won acclaim from a galaxy of artists from Bob Dylan to Elton John, Chris Martin to Michael Bublé, Steve Earle to Lucinda Williams for his insight into the human heart and a melodic purity (to paraphrase admirer Elvis Costello) unheard since the heyday of Paul McCartney.
He has amassed a sizable and consistently enthralling body of work since making his major label debut in 1995 with his self-titled album on Interscope, followed by such eloquent musical gems as Other Songs (1997), Blue Boy (2001), Retriever (2004) and Time Being (2006). Each has its own particular character but is connected to the rest by the overarching intelligence, impeccable taste and understated emotionality of this single-minded voice in the pop-cultural wilderness. As one new fan put it in a comment on iTunes, Sexsmith's music "wins you over with a silk punch." Well put.
Now touring in support of his 11th album, Long Player Late Bloomer, the songs on this award-winning troubadour's recording sound like honest-to-God hits you turn up when they pop up on the radio.
Tickets for Ron Sexsmith go on sale Friday, October 21 and are $22 (plus agency fees) and are available at jazzwinnipeg.com, by phone at 989-4656 or in person the Jazz Winnipeg office (007-100 Arthur St.) or the West End Cultural Centre (586 Ellice Ave.)