Canada’s most accomplished singer-songwriter, Ron Sexsmith has today released his new album HERMITAGE, the troubadour’s first since his move from his longtime home of Toronto to a more bucolic life in Stratford, Ontario. In creating this album, Sexsmith partnered with producer Don Kerr, setting up in Sexsmith’s living room to record the album, with Ron playing all the instruments except the drums. HERMITAGE is available now at all DSPs.
Echoing the process of recording the album at home, the lead up to this album featured a series of videos of Sexsmith performing tracks from HERMITAGE acoustically at home. This series, titled the Hermitage Sessions includes performances of lead single “You Don’t Wanna Hear It ” as well as “When Love Pans Out ” and “Glow in the Dark Stars .” Of recording the album at home, Sexsmith says “For about a week, the house was turned upside-down. The drums were up in this room, I was down in the other room playing piano, cables everywhere. And it was kinda like when the Stones set up in France, for Exile On Main St., except without all the debauchery.”
Ron Sexsmith’s forthcoming May tour dates are being rescheduled due to the recent self-isolation requirements of COVID-19. A run of six dates has been announced for November, with more dates to follow in the coming weeks. For the most updated dates and further tour, details visit ronsexsmith.com .
Ron Sexsmith is one of Canada’s greatest singer-songwriters. He has collaborated with the likes of Daniel Lanois, Mitchell Froom, Ane Brun, Tchad Blake, and Bob Rock. His songwriting appears on albums from Rod Stewart, Michael Bublé, k.d. lang, Emmylou Harris and Feist. He has been awarded 3 Juno Awards, having been nominated 15 times including 8 nods for Songwriter of the Year.
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