Singer-songwriter Martin Sexton
equates his songs to kernels of hope. That probably explains why he calls his seventh album Seeds. The Boston-based troubadour tosses a lot of different sounds into his music -- pop, rock, alt-country, gospel, even a little soul. Opener Ryan Montbleau treks similar ground on his bands latest CD, One Fine Color. But where Sextons songs leave little room for extemporization, Montbleaus tunes take a more open-ended approach, which more often than not leads him to jam-band terrain.
Thu., Sept. 20, 8 p.m.