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Ron Sexsmith @ Highline Ballroom
Ron Sexsmith

In the documentary film about Ron Sexsmith, "Love Shines," Elvis Costello casts the Canadian musician in the same realm as one of rock 'n' roll's historic performers.

"I think Ron has got one of the purest seams of melody, that he has access to exclusively, since Paul McCartney," Costello says.

There's no higher praise, but some folks are undoubtedly saying "Who's Ron Sexsmith?"

...He's just released a fantastic album, "Long Player Late Bloomer," which features the production of Bob Rock, best known for his work with Metallica, Bon Jovi and Motley Crue. The biopic "Love Shines" premiered recently at South By Southwest, and Sexsmith made a national television appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

Sexsmith admits he's excited, a far cry from the melancholy that haunted him after his previous album, "Exit Strategy of the Soul," more or less tanked. When Rock agreed to produce "Long Player" Sexsmith's joy was leavened by a sense of disbelief. -[Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]

"Love Shines" was an audience favorite at SXSW.

Speaking of Elvis Costello, who is playing a solo set at this year's Newport Folk Fest, he's playing a small, late show at Gramercy Theatre tonight (4/1), and probably something before that too. Those staying home can catch him on TV.

Ron Sexsmith played Highline Ballroom on Monday (3/28), part of his US tour with Caitlin Rose in support of the new LP Long Player Late Bloomer which is out now.

More pictures from that show (including one of the setlist), tour dates, videos from Kimmel and SXSW, the documentary trailer & more, below...

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Ron Sexsmith Performs "Love Shines"

Ron Sexsmith Performs "Believe It When I See It"

SXSW 2011: Ron Sexsmith @ The Hilton

Love Shines - Official Trailer

Love Shines - Ron Sexsmith & Elvis Costello at the Apollo

Ron Sexsmith performs 'Love Shines' in a QTV exclusive.

RON SEXSMITH - 2011 TOUR DATES
April 01 Vancouver BC Rio Theatre
April 02 Victoria BC St. Ann's Auditorium
April 04 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge
April 05 Seattle WA Crocodile Cafe
April 07 San Francisco CA Café Du Nord
April 08 Los Angeles CA Largo @ The Coronet
April 15 Ottawa ON First Baptist Church
April 16 Peterborough ON Market Hall
April 19 Waterloo ON Starlight
April 20 Hamilton ON Hamilton Place
April 21 Toronto ON Lee's Palace
April 25 Stockholm SE Göta Källore
April 27 Berlin DE Admiralspalast
April 28 Amsterdam NL People's Place
April 30 London UK Barbican Theatre
May 02 Paris FR La Maroquinerie
May 03 Cologne DE Kulturkirche
May 04 Ghent BE Handelsbeurs

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Comments (11)

great songwriter, boring live show

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2011 2:35 PM

Elvis Costello is going to be fucking awesome tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2011 2:48 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2011 3:00 PM

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Posted by totally off topic but.... | April 1, 2011 3:11 PM

AWESOME!

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2011 3:39 PM

He doesn't look like much of a Sexsmith...but neither does Ron Jeremy, I guess

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2011 3:39 PM

I think he's incredibly talented and sexy! Every woman's dream man because of his sensitivity!

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2011 3:56 PM

Sensitive men are not every woman's dream. I saw the movie where brendan fraser became sensitive by the devil, and it didn't work at all.

Posted by j'accuse boys | April 1, 2011 4:49 PM

Did you ever get really drunk and tell Ron Sexsmith his name but forget to say anything else, like an idiot? I did.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 8:18 PM

I was at the concert in NYC. People weren't thrusting their crotches or waving their hands like brainwashed zombies, but it was a fucking awesome show. If you think his shows are "boring," you are the exact fucking reason why the rest of us are forced to listen to Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. Keep your nonexistent taste in music to yourself.

On the other hand, if your sole commentary revolved around his name containing the word "sex" and his failure to meet your cheap and empty definition of 'sexiness,' stay off all websites involving words or ideas. Stick to porn sites and gossip sites that doodle on celebrity faces, and you won't have to try making sentences (that's "word pictures" to you) together anymore.

Posted by NY Music Lover | May 17, 2011 12:47 AM

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