Today: Charlie Sexton is 44

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From Wikipedia:

Born August 11, 1968 (age 44)
Origin Born: San Antonio, Texas
Raised: Austin, Texas
Genres Blues
Occupations Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1983–present
Labels Back Porch Records, MCA Records
Associated acts Bob DylanArc AngelsLos Super Seven

Charles Wayne Sexton (born August 11, 1968) 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.

Association with Bob Dylan:

In 1999, Sexton was hired by Bob Dylan to replace Bucky Baxter. Sexton had previously played with Dylan during a pair of Austin, Texas, concerts in 1996, and on some demos recorded in the fall of 1983.

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. 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. He also performed and appeared with them in 2003’s Masked & Anonymous.

In October 2009, Sexton rejoined Dylan’s touring band, replacing Denny Freeman.

Bob Dylan (and Charlie Sexton) – Gonna Change My Way of Thinking & Forgetful Heart.. @ Rod Laver Arena Melbourne on Wednesday 20 April 2011:

The Arch Angels – Always Believe In You:

Album of the day:

Other August-11:

  • Bob Dylan overdubbed “Joey” in Studio E – Columbia recording Studios, NYC – 1975.
    “Joey” is a song from Bob Dylan‘s 1976 album Desire. It was written by Dylan and Jacques Levy, who collaborated with Dylan on most of the songs on the album. In a 2009 interview with Bill Flanagan, Dylan claimed that Levy wrote all the words to this song. Like another long song on the album, “Hurricane“, “Joey” is biographical. The song is about the life and death of mobster Joey Gallo, who had been killed on his birthday at Umberto’s Clam House in Little Italy, on April 7, 1972.
  • Mike Hugg (born Michael John Hugg, 11 August 1942, Gosport, Hampshire) is a professional musician (drums, vocals, keyboards and songwriter) and a founding member of the 1960s group Manfred Mann.
  • Joe Jackson (born David Ian Jackson, 11 August 1954, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire) is an English musician and singer-songwriter now living in Berlin, whose five Grammy Award nominations span from 1979 to 2001. He is probably best known for the 1979 hit song and first single “Is She Really Going Out with Him?“, which still gets extensive US FM radio airplay; for his 1982 hit, “Steppin’ Out“; and for his 1984 success with “You Can’t Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)”.


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