Adam Gontier and Martin Sexton singing a little song.... I don't remember which one. Sorry it's blurry but everyone was dancin' around and wiggling the seats.
Well, we were thinking that Martin Sexton puts on one of the best concerts we've ever seen! The event was at a small venue in Grass Valley and this was our 2nd time watching Martin perform there.
Now, I'm not a huge concert fan like some people out there. Concerts can get expensive and I honestly don't think every band or musician is worth seeing live. BUT Martin Sexton started out as a street musician. He can do amazing things with his vocals and guitar that nobody else can quite pull off. That being said, this man can put on a show like no other. The small venue is especially great because he'll actually converse with the audience and take requests. No set list to speak of.
Adam did a live recording of his section of the show and sold cassettes of it for $5.00 each. The cool part? The cassette is really a USB!
Anywho, now that I've convinced you he's the greatest ever, I can tell you my story.
About 1.5 years ago I saw my favorite band perform for the 3rd time at the Strawberry Music festival. Crooked Still kicks some serious contemporary bluegrass ass! They were selling CDs and t-shirts, you know, all the usual stuff...but that's when I spotted a beautiful limited edition screen printed poster promoting their latest album. Well, I just had to have it! Now, the great thing (or, one of the great things) about Strawberry is that after every musician performs, they come out to do autographs. Well, even though Andrew and I had a 5+ hour drive home, I decided to get in line and see what happened. I was able to get every single member of the band to sign my poster and I left feeling giddy...and a little silly. But I didn't care!
So, when I saw that Martin Sexton had some of his own limited edition screen printed posters for his current tour, again, I decided I just had to have one! Once I got this beautiful piece of art in my hands I thought that it would make a perfect set while hung next to my Crooked Still poster.... if only it were signed. The only problem was, Martin wasn't coming out to do any autographs.
I sat around with a determined-to-wait-but-doubtful expression on my face until Andrew gave me a little pep talk (he's really good at those) persuading me to lurk around and use my girly charms to talk someone into helping me.
Well, it worked! I was able to convince "Mr. Guy" (I didn't catch his name) who was selling swag for Adam Gontier (he opened for Martin) to run into the green room and have Adam, at least, sign the poster while I wait for Martin's swag selling guy (Fozzie) to stop selling so much swag so I could approach him and ask for Martin's autograph. You catch all that? Well, knowing how much I really wanted to get both signatures, Mr. Guy snuck out of the green room and told me that he was able to get Martin to sign the poster too! Mr. Guy was kinda awesome.
Me and my super duper awesome poster.
I walked out of there with a big ol' grin on my face, a beautiful signed poster in my hands, and not a care in the world that I would only get 5 hours of sleep that night.
So, thank you Andrew for taking me to this amazing concert. Thank you Mr. Guy for helpin' a girl out. And thank you Adam and Martin for putting on a great show and obliging me with your autographs!