Charlie Sexton
American guitarist
Charlie Sexton
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.
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With N.Y.U. Abu Dhabi, John Sexton Pays Tribute to His Mentor
Huffington Post - over 1 year
It's no coincidence that New York University's pristine Abu Dhabi campus mirrors the demographic diversity of a New York City subway car. But ask the nearly 900 or so students representing more than 100 nationalities for the one proper noun that encapsulates the school's mission and they'll typically reply in unison. The name they they've been taught to reflexively invoke is not Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Abu Dhabi crown prince and patron of New York University's Middle Eastern campus, whose goal is to convert a desert sand spit on the Persian Gulf into an intellectual and cultural oasis. Nor are the students even likely to volunteer the name of John Sexton, the peripatetic N.Y.U. president who completes his term as president on Dec. 31 and whose whirlwind vision transformed a gateless urban campus in Manhattan into a global university network with Abu Dhabi as its crown jewel. Instead, especially if prompted by Sexton, the students will respond with t ...
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The Triumph of Bob Dylan's 'Shadows in the Night'
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Good God! After all these years and all those albums, Bob Dylan still retains the power to surprise us and reinvent himself with his music. When Shadows in the Night was announced last year, it sounded like another of Dylan's late-career oddities -- like his Christmas album or his cameo appearance on Pawn Stars. Surely he couldn't be entirely serious about recording an album of moody pop ballads previously sung with finesse by Frank Sinatra? When you think of Dylan, you think of singer-songwriter. You don't think of "romantic crooner." Yet songs like "I'm a Fool to Want You," "That Lucky Old Sun," "Some Enchanted Evening" and "Stay With Me" (not the Faces' song) demand crooning. Making the just-released project (on longtime label Columbia) more challenging, with age (he's now 73), Dylan's voice has become more grizzled and harsh. The bluesy country-swing music his band specializes in sometimes seems designed to cover his singing up, at least live in concert. So the first su ...
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Live Review: Bob Dylan and Drive-By Truckers at Merriweather Post Pavilion - Paste Magazine (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Texas guitarist Charlie Sexton added blues solos to both numbers. A few numbers later, Dylan picked up an electric guitar and led his sextet through an arrangement of “Simple Twist of Fate” that emphasized the hillbilly twang in the tune; Donnie Heron
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Dylan revisits 'Highway 61,' other classics - Boston Herald
Google News - over 5 years
On top of the groove, guitarist Charlie Sexton, back in the fold since 2009, added ace economical leads that bounced back and forth off Dylan's organ. The expected climax came with “Like a Rolling Stone” and “All Along the Watchtower,” Dylan's most
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Dylan engaged and frisky in Philadelphia gig - Philadelphia Inquirer
Google News - over 5 years
And the nimble, up-for-anything band, which currently features Tony Garnier on bass, George Recile on drums, and, in their front man's elocution, "Stu Kimball on rhythm gee-tar, Donnie Herron on steel gee-tar, and Charlie Sexton on lead gee-tar," is as
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Last Night We Saw Bob Dylan With Duff McDonald, One Of The World's Biggest ... - PW-Philadelphia Weekly (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
When Charlie Sexton (his guitarist) is at his best, he's a thing to behold. But when Bob holds him back too much—which he did at The Mann—it's like keeping the Van Gogh in the closet. You wrote that really cool “Inside Dylan's Brain” piece for Vanity
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Gary Clark Jr.'s taking quite the axe to us - Toronto.com
Google News - over 5 years
Clark Jr. also befriended club impresario Clifford Antone, credited with discovering and giving renowned blues and rock guitarists Stevie Ray Vaughan, his brother Jimmie (with The Fabulous Thunderbirds) and Charlie Sexton their first breaks
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Concert Previews | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-08-12 - Philadelphia Inquirer
Google News - over 5 years
There may be shifting musical chairs in the Dylan band (blustery guitarist Charlie Sexton is back in the fold) and a fine opening act to embrace. This round, though, may be hard to beat. Some might say that it would be impossible to open for the bard,
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Don Harvey: A is Red Perform Tonight in the Gallery at The Continental Club - KUT News
Google News - over 5 years
The drummer and songwriter has performed with former faces Ian McLagan and Ronnie Lane; with Alejandro Escovedo, Charlie Sexton, Billy Bragg and Joe Ely, to name a few. These days, Harvey is composing more instrumental pieces, very open and
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Lucinda Williams shows her stronger side - Edmonton Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Mind you, the last time I saw Williams was a few months back in Austin -three feet away at the sweaty Continental, crammed onstage with Dylan's guitarist, Charlie Sexton, singing Pyramid of Tears a little doubtfully off a sheet
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Spændende amerikanske navne til Aarhus Festuge - GAFFA.dk
Google News - over 5 years
I år får publikum mulighed for at opleve de amerikanske kunstnere M. Ward, Charlie Sexton og Jason Lytle. M. Ward udgav sit første album i 1999. Hele 10 albums på 12 år er det blevet til siden, syv i eget navn, to som den ene halvdel af She & Him og et
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Dahlbom: Storartat av Dylan - Expressen
Google News - over 5 years
Vad: Never ending tour-bandet består i år av trotjänarna Tony Garnier (bas) Stu Kimball (gitarr) och Charlie Sexton (gitarr) samt Donnie Herron (pedal steel) och George Receli (trummor). Bäst: Formtoppen gubben befinner sig i för tillfället
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Bob Dylans ustanselege versjonar - Vårt Land
Google News - over 5 years
Bandet, med Tony Garnier (bass) og Charlie Sexton (gitar) som leiande krefter, står uansett for det musikalske trøkket. At Sexton er attende i gjengen – han var ute mellom 2002 og 2009 – er eit løft. Slurvar med vilje. For all del, Dylan er ikkje lam
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Charlie Sexton
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 45
    In 2014, Sexton appeared in the movie "Boyhood."
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  • 2013
    Age 44
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The group subsequently became a band called The Nauts. A release date for the album has not yet been announced.
  • 2010
    Age 41
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Charlie appeared as a guest guitarist on the band Spoon's performance on the television show Austin City Limits. The episode premiered on PBS on October 9, 2010. Sexton appeared on one song, Who Makes Your Money.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 38
    He has continued his record-producing role for other artists, including 2007's release Wall of Fire by Canadian Peter Elkas.
    More Details Hide Details In 2002, the Arc Angels began playing occasional "reunion" shows around Austin and Dallas. In 2009, it was announced the band, with original members Layton and Bramhall (but not Shannon), would begin touring extensively — including a stint with Eric Clapton in England — and recording a second album, their first new studio album in 17 years. He played the guitar and sang alongside Justin Timberlake and Matt Morris, who performed Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" for the Hope For Haiti Now Benefit. On April 24, Charlie and Will Sexton made a rare appearance as a duo, opening for Roky Erickson and Okkervil River at the Paramount Theatre in Austin.
  • 2005
    Age 36
    In late 2005, Sexton released his latest album, Cruel and Gentle Things.
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  • 2001
    Age 32
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Since first leaving Dylan's band, Sexton has produced numerous other works, including Edie Brickell's Volcano (2003), Jon Dee Graham's Great Battle (2004), Shannon McNally's Geronimo (2005), and Los Super Seven's Heard It on the X (2005).
  • 1999
    Age 30
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Hailed as one of Dylan's best bands, the group recorded a number of studio recordings, including Things Have Changed (from the 2000 film Wonder Boys) and 2001's critically acclaimed album, Love and Theft. In 2013, Duke Robillard took over on lead guitar in Dylan's touring band but was let go after just 27 shows. Sexton and Colin Linden subsequently began switching off lead guitar duties for the band from July and into early August. By the third leg of the 2013 Never Ending Tour however, which took place in Europe, Sexton again became the sole lead guitar player and remained as such through the end of the touring year.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 27
    Sexton had previously played with Dylan during a pair of Austin, Texas, concerts in 1996, and on some demos recorded in 1983.
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  • 1995
    Age 26
    Next was the Charlie Sexton Sextet in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details Under The Wishing Tree was released on MCA Records. Although sales were disappointing, it was met with critical acclaim. In the meantime, Sexton continued to perform with other artists, appearing on such notable albums as Lucinda Williams' Car Wheels on a Gravel Road and Shawn Colvin's Grammy-winning album A Few Small Repairs (uncredited). In 1999, Sexton was hired by Bob Dylan to replace Bucky Baxter.
  • 1992
    Age 23
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The blues/rock band recorded and released a self-titled album on Geffen Records that same year. The Steven Van Zandt-produced disc was well received by fans and critics but, due to internal strife, including lack of communication (all members involved) and drug abuse (Bramhall), the band broke up in less than three years.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    Age 19
    In 1988, Sexton worked for a time with his brother, Will Sexton.
    More Details Hide Details The band, Will and the Kill, released a 38-minute self-titled album featuring both Sexton and Jimmie Vaughan on tracks. The album was recorded at the Fire Station Studio and produced by Ely and released via MCA Records. Sexton later contributed songs to various motion picture soundtracks, including True Romance and Air America, and made a cameo fronting a bar band in Thelma & Louise.
  • 1987
    Age 18
    In 1987, he was an occasional opening act for David Bowie on his Glass Spider Tour.
    More Details Hide Details Sexton appears on the Glass Spider home video playing guitar on Iggy Pop's "I Wanna Be Your Dog" and the Velvet Underground's "White Light/White Heat". While he was still in his late teens, his skills as a guitar player were in great demand and he became a popular session player, recording with artists such as Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Don Henley, Jimmy Barnes and Bob Dylan. He eventually followed up his debut with the self-titled album Charlie Sexton, recorded when he was 20 years old.
  • 1985
    Age 16
    In 1985, Sexton released his debut full-length album, Pictures for Pleasure.
    More Details Hide Details Recorded in Los Angeles when he was 16 years old, it yielded the Top 20 hit single, "Beat's So Lonely". Pareles of the New York Times described him as a teen idol singing David Bowie-style rock during the years he was promoted by MTV.
  • 1983
    Age 14
    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).
    More Details Hide Details Entitled Juvenile Junk, the EP's credits list the following musicians: Maxwell (lead vocals), Charles Sexton (guitars, backup vocals), Alex Buttersworth Napier (bass, backup vocals, maracas), and Gary Muddkatt Smith (drums, backup vocals, claves).
  • 1982
    Age 13
    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+".
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    Born on August 11, 1968.
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