Charlie Sexton

Born Aug 11, 1968

Charles Wayne Sexton is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter best known for the 1985 hit "Beat's So Lonely" and as the guitarist for Bob Dylan's backing band from 1999 to 2002 and since 2009. His style of playing has varied and he has been associated with artists in the blues, folk, rock and punk genres.… Read More

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1968 Birth Born on August 11, 1968.


1982 13 Years Old In June 1982, using the moniker "Little Charlie", he played around 16 dates with the Joe Ely Band after their guitarist Jesse Taylor broke some bones in his hand. "Several older guitar players are somewhat miffed, but the chemistry is A+".
1983 14 Years Old In 1983, Sexton (under the name "Guitar Charles Sexton") appeared on a five-song EP by the group Maxwell (a.k.a. the Eager Beaver Boys). … Read More
1985 16 Years Old In 1985, Sexton released his debut full-length album, Pictures for Pleasure. … Read More
1987 18 Years Old In 1987, he was an occasional opening act for David Bowie on his Glass Spider Tour. … Read More
1988 19 Years Old In 1988, Sexton worked for a time with his brother, Will Sexton. … Read More


1992 23 Years Old In 1992, Sexton, along with Doyle Bramhall II (son of Stevie Ray Vaughan's writing partner Doyle Bramhall), Tommy Shannon, and Chris "Whipper" Layton (both from Double Trouble, Stevie Ray Vaughan's famed rhythm section) formed the Arc Angels. … Read More
1995 26 Years Old Next was the Charlie Sexton Sextet in 1995. … Read More
1996 27 Years Old Sexton had previously played with Dylan during a pair of Austin, Texas, concerts in 1996, and on some demos recorded in 1983.


1999 30 Years Old Sexton's residency with Dylan from 1999–2002 brought him great exposure, with many critics singling out the interplay between him and Larry Campbell, who was also a guitarist in Dylan's backing band. … Read More
2001 32 Years Old In the meantime, Sexton continued working with other artists, producing Double Trouble's Been a Long Time and Lucinda Williams's Essence, both released in 2001. … Read More
2005 36 Years Old In late 2005, Sexton released his latest album, Cruel and Gentle Things.
2007 38 Years Old He has continued his record-producing role for other artists, including 2007's release Wall of Fire by Canadian Peter Elkas. … Read More


2010 41 Years Old Sexton was also the guest performer for Conan O'Brien's Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour stop in Austin on May 14, 2010. … Read More
2013 44 Years Old In early 2013, Sexton, Jakob Dylan, Brady Blade, Dave Matthews, and Sexton's brother Will, recorded an album at Blade's studio in Shreveport, Louisiana. … Read More
2014 45 Years Old In 2014, Sexton appeared in the movie "Boyhood." … Read More
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