An Evening with Ron Sexsmith

This marks a rare US and Denver appearance for the acclaimed singer. Canadian singer-songwriting Icon Ron Sexsmith will be showcasing exclusively for the discerning Baur’s audience his 13th studio album “Carousel One” in an intimate solo performance and playing works from his deep repertoire. “I guess I was chasing stardom at one point, but then I stopped.” But making albums and writing music is a constant for this consummate artist with a beautiful and very distinctive voice, unmistakable style, verve and message.

“At home I listen to mostly ‘50s radio, I really love the way those songs kinda swing and so that’s what I was trying to do on ‘Getaway Car’.he said about his new record.
“Carousel One ” (named for the luggage retrieval belt at Los Angeles airport where bags off Toronto flights are delivered) is probably Sexsmith’s most diverse album, another “happy accident”. Songs like ‘No One’ came from the idea of attempting to write in the vein of Roger Miller. Opening track ‘Sure As The Sky’ originated as a folky campfire song but it turned into more of a folk/rock number.
“I’m a 35-year-old guy from Canada and I don’t write groove-oriented music. So, I can’t expect too much.

Sexsmith has a number of famous admirers, including Elvis Costello, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Steve Earle, and Sheryl Crow, many of whom have covered Sexsmith’s songs. His song “Secret Heart” has been covered by Rod Stewart, Feist, and Nick Lowe. Sexsmith co-wrote “Brandy Alexander” with Feist—versions appear on Sexsmith’s Exit Strategy of the Soul, and on Feist’s rsexsmith2international hit album The Reminder. More recently, a version of Sexsmith’s “Whatever It Takes” appeared onMichael Bublé’s 2009 album Crazy Love

In 2004, fellow Canadian singer-songwriter k.d. lang covered Sexsmith’s song “Fallen” on her album Hymns of the 49th Parallel. He also wrote the title song of Emmylou Harris’ 2011 album, Hard Bargain

Sexsmith is the subject of the film Love Shines, directed by Douglas Arrowsmith and produced by Paperny Films. Love Shines premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2010

Baur’s and Music Appreciation Society is proud to present this veteran, prolific and supremely talented artist to Denver for the first time in many years. Please be our guest and get your tickets for this evening of music and story from North of the border!

Thursday, June 11, 2015 8:00pm
Baur’s Listening Lounge
An Evening with Ron Sexsmith
1512 Curtis Street
Denver CO
Tickets: $25 General/ $20 Student/ $45 Premium Seating/ $30 DOS