“The real thing, people.” – Billboard
In 2017 American singer-songwriter Martin Sexton extends touring in support of his ninth studio release Mixtape of the Open Road. The Wall Street Journal a nd CMT premiered tracks from the album that since garnered much critical acclaim. “Outstanding taste in songwriting as well as a soul-marinated voice.” – Rolling Stone
Syracuse native Sexton got his start singing in the streets and subways of Boston in the early 90’s. Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series such as Scrubs , Parenthood , Masters of Sex and in numerous films, though it’s his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for more.
Billboard’s Breakout Band at SXSW 2015; Winner of the Emerging Artist Series, US Cellular Stage at Summerfest WI, 2015; Winner of WYCE’s Album of the Year 2015; Best New Artist 2015; Art Prize, St. Cecilia Listeners Choice winner for the song The Silence 2015, Red Hot Best Band MyNorth Magazine three years in a row… THIS is the band to watch.
Described as, “one of the most ground-breaking musical experiences one might just have in a lifetime” by Jonathan Frahm at Yahoo Voices, The Accidentals are just getting started.
From 2012-2014, The Accidentals recorded three original albums, were guest artists on fifteen others, scored two films, and landed song placements in commercials, documentaries, and music compilations while playing over a seven hundred live shows. THEN they graduated high school.
After graduation from world-renowned Interlochen Arts Academy, The Accidentals added multi-instrumentalist-singer-songwriter, Michael Dause, as their touring/studio drummer and opened for musical greats such as; Andrew Bird, Sixto Rodriguez (Sugar Man), Brandi Carlile, Dar Williams, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Ben Solee, Rusted Root, The Wailers, Keller Williams, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, and more.
In 2015 they scored original pieces for a 72-piece orchestra, an opera-dance project with Son Lux (Glassnote Records), and a smaller 30-piece string ensemble while touring the US extensively.
The Accidentals played over 230 shows at some of the most prestigious venues and largest festivals in the US, including The Fillmore, The Vogue Theater, Frederik Meijer Garden, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Summerfest, Electric Forest, Summer Camp Festival, and toured the country nonstop with three West Coast tours, two East Coast Tours, and a southern stretch to Headline the BMI showcase at SXSW 2016. Named one of the top 10 bands to see at SXSW by Vinyl Magazine, this band is not slowing down.
Picking up management with All Good Factory, Nashville (Ben Folds, Cardboard Kids) and booking with Fleming Artists, and releasing an long awaited EP in June, the Accidentals are looking forward to the best year yet. Hang on tight…it’s proving to be quite the ride.