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Ron Sexsmith

Season 2023, Ep. 88

Ron Sexsmith is a highly regarded Canadian singer-songwriter who has been captivating audiences with his music for over three decades. Born and raised in St Catherine's near Niagara Falls and now residing in Stratford, Ontario, Ron has released 17 albums to date, including his latest release, "The Vivian Line," which features 12 new songs written and performed by Ron.


The album was recorded in Nashville with producer Brad Jones, who also played bass on three of Ron's earlier records. Described as a lush, baroque pop record, "The Vivian Line" is inspired by Ron's current stage of life and his attempts to navigate it all.


Ron's songwriting skills have been recognized by artists such as Rod Stewart, Michael Bublé, k.d. lang, Emmylou Harris, and Feist, who have all recorded his songs. He has also collaborated with renowned producers such as Daniel Lanois, Mitchell Froom, Tchad Blake, and Bob Rock.


In addition to his musical career, Ron published his first book, "Deer Life," in 2017, and his documentary, "Love Shines," was well-received by audiences and critics alike.


Ron's 2020 album, "Hermitage," received praise from numerous publications, including Uncut, Mojo, and The Sunday Times. With his captivating melodies and heartfelt lyrics, Ron Sexsmith has established himself as one of Canada's most accomplished singer-songwriters.

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