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Martin Sexton Dared To Cover One Direction's "Story Of My Life" By Teenage Daughter

Martin Sexton Dared To Cover One Direction's "Story Of My Life" By Teenage Daughter

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) The things we do for our kids, right? When Martin Sexton's 16-year-old daughter Devon found out that her father was followed by One Direction's Harry Styles on Twitter, her reaction was nothing short of ecstatic. "My friend Hannah asked me if my dad is Martin Sexton," said Devon. "I said, yeah that's him. She said, 'Oh my god Harry Styles follows him!'"

Devon then challenged her Dad to cover 1D, which led to him performing a version of "Story of My Life." "When she dared me to learn the song, she played it for me and I thought, what a cool track, I could have some fun with this," said Martin.

Sexton's acoustic take on this song proves that a good pop single stands up when stripped down to its bones.

Martin's own group of new songs will be released next month when his new LP Mixtape of the Open Road hits the streets on February 10th via KTR/Redeye. The new album is exactly what the title suggests; a mix tape of songs, but written and performed all by the same artist. It's a musical cross-country trip blazing through all territories of style, cruising through time and place. It's a charm bracelet of twelve gems all strung together with the golden thread of what Rolling Stone calls his "soul marinated voice." Tracks from the forthcoming album have been featured on Wall Street Journal, CMT Edge, Top40-Charts and PopMatters.

US Winter/Spring 2015 Tour Dates:
02/12 - Louisville, KY @ KCD Theater
02/13 - Chicago, IL @ Park West
02/14 - Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre
02/15 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
02/17 - La Crosse, WI @ Cavalier Theatre
02/18 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ CSPS
02/19 - Columbia, MO @ Mojo's
02/20 - St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
02/21 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada
02/22 - Sioux Falls, SD @ The District
02/25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
02/26 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
02/27 - Seattle, WA @ The Neptune
02/28 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre
03/01 - Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall
03/03 - Chico, CA @ Rendezvous
03/04 - Arcata, CA @ Arcata Theatre
03/05 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
03/06 - San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo's
03/07 - Napa, CA @ City Winery
03/11 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Club
03/12 - San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
03/13 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
03/14 - Phoenix, AZ @ TBA
03/15 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
03/16 - Santa Fe, NM @ The Lensic
03/20 - Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
03/21 - Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre
03/24 - Jackson, MS @ Duling Hall
03/25 - Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Theatre
03/26 - Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
03/27 - Nashville, TN @ City Winery
03/28 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
03/29 - Charlotte, NC @ Visualite Theatre
03/30 - Durham, NC @ Carolina Theatre
04/09 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
04/10 - Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theatre
04/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
04/18 - Washington, DC @ 930 Club
05/01 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
05/02 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
05/09 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
05/15 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
05/16 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
06/06 - Hartford, CT @ Infinity Hall

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