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Ron Sexsmith

Ron Sexsmith

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Ron Sexsmith (2011)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, 2011

The Canadian singer-songwriter talks about being underrated and about the disillusion and "creeping pessimism" in his lyrics for Long Player Late Bloomer; about Love Shines, Doug Arrowsmith's film about him; about getting signed at the ripe old age of 31; about working on Long Player with producer Bob Rock; about how he wrote songs such as 'Strawberry Blonde'; about 'God Loves Everyone' and Westboro Baptist Church; and about repeatedly watching a live DVD by Neil Diamond.

File format: mp3; file size: 64.3mb, interview length: 1h 6' 57" sound quality: ** (phoner)


Ron Sexsmith: Other Songs (Interscope)

Review and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Mat Snow, MOJO, July 1997

Follow-up to 1995's self-titled debut, again produced by Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake. ...

Ron Sexsmith: Other Songs (Universal IND90123)

Review by David Hepworth, Q, July 1997

Ron Sexsmith: a case of, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. ...

Ron Sexsmith: Westbeth Theater, New York City

Live Review by Jeff Apter, No Depression, 25 September 1997

WHILE THE REAL world is tough on outsiders, they'll always be welcomed in the land of thinking-person's music. Toronto troubadour Ron Sexsmith has perfected the ...

Ron Sexsmith: Whereabouts

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rolling Stone, 10 June 1999

THAT THE TERM "singer-songwriter" is no longer one of abuse is at least partly because of the excellent Ron Sexsmith. A thirtysomething Canadian who sounds ...

The New Romantics: Ron Sexsmith and Rufus Wainwright

Profile and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Maclean's, June 2001

THEY ARE THE sensitive boys of Canadian pop. Both are acclaimed singer-songwriters, and both are unabashedly emotional. One is gay, with an impeccable musical pedigree, ...

Ron Sexsmith: Cobblestone Runway (Nettwerk America)

Review by Djuna Parnes, Rock's Backpages, September 2002

DISMAYINGLY DROPPED by Capitol, the moon-faced Canadian troubadour has fetched up on one of those last-chance-saloon indies, hopefully not an indication that his career's in ...

Long Player: In Praise of Ron Sexsmith

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, February 2011

"We have had a gutful of fast art and fast food. What we need more of is slow art: art that holds time as a ...

Ron Sexsmith: Forever Endeavour

Press Release by Barney Hoskyns, Cooking Vinyl Records, February 2013

IN A WORLD of workaday singer-songwriters mired in vacuous self-regard, news of a new Ron Sexsmith record can only gladden the heart of those who ...

Ron Sexsmith: A spoonful of sugar

Profile and Interview by David Burke, R2/Rock'n'Reel, September 2013

Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith's true-life confessions are easy to swallow, says David Burke. So why isn't he more widely prescribed? ...


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