Celebrated Canadian songwriter and performer Ron Sexsmith is scheduled to perform at the Winfield Hall in Lake Country May 13.

Ron Sexsmith to perform in Lake Country May 13

Celebrated songwriter Sexsmith to perform songs off his new album, The Last Rider

One of Canada’s most celebrated songwriters is about to play an intimate show in Lake Country.

Ron Sexsmith is an artist whose music never fails to draw out raw emotions and his newest album, The Last Rider, is the most intimate and welcoming album in his catalogue.

He brings his live performance to the Winfield Memorial Hall in Lake Country May 13.

“It’s been written that ‘Ron Sexsmith maps the human heart with surgical skill and great compassion,’” said Ryan Donn, Lake Country cultural development coordinator. “As an amazing songwriter and performer, his music shares pieces of wisdom set to strong yet gentle melodies with emotional eloquence and genuine soul. Ron is a Toronto-based singer/songwriter that has earned immense respect from his peers, critics and a devoted international audience.”

Like one of his main inspirations, Ray Davies, Sexsmith is a rare songwriter able to extract profound meaning from even the most mundane aspects of life, while simultaneously lamenting what remains of our simpler past. On his 12 albums, Sexsmith has worked with some of music’s most celebrated producers: Daniel Lanois, Mitchell Froom, Tchad Blake, Ray Kennedy, Martin Terefe, Bob Rock and Jim Scott.

“I think my sound has always been a combination of the folk singers and British Invasion artists I’ve always admired,” he said. “At this point, it’s just second nature for me to write short, melodic songs that say everything you want to say. But having my band totally involved on this album maybe brought out more in the songs than on other recent albums. It felt special, anyway.”

Although Sexsmith has more music to come that is sure to inspire us, for now The Last Rider is the latest addition to a body of work as impressive as any produced in the past quarter-century. Through truth and simplicity, Sexsmith’s songs help us get closer to the things that make us better people.

“His live performance in Lake Country will not fail to entertain and inspire all that are fortunate enough to attend,” said Donn.

Tickets to see Sexsmith in Lake Country go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, online at www.creeksidetheatre.com. A music download of Sexsmith’s The Last Rider comes with each ticket purchased.

 

 

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