Then there's his voice. If anything establishes Sexton's pedigree as an American troubadour, it's that silky baritone, moving as acrobatically as Jackie Chan, leaping from bluesy growl to fluttering falsetto, burbling blue-eyed soul to jazzy vocal scat. While he's cut from the mold of such soulful crooners as Van Morrison and Otis Redding, Sexton moves freely among soul, R&B, gospel, roots, rock, blues, and jazz. Prone to occasional overwriting and soft-headed sentimentalism, Sexton makes up for his lyrical deficiencies with buoyant energy and nimble vocals.
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