Well, maybe not The Stones at The Barclays, but still really, really cool.
Before the show, Martin Sexton was hanging out with the Music Hall staff and walking the theater with his border collie. He listened in on the opening act’s sound check, The Brother’s McCann, a drummerless folk quartet who joined him on stage for two songs.
Sexton does a lot of covers you would not expect in his one man, acoustic only set, like "Purple Rain". Since this was December 8, an acoustic only version of “A Day in The Life" he somehow managed to combine with the end of “Dream On” by Aerosmith and then “Working Class Hero”. He had a grand piano on stage which he used for just one song, “Imagine”.
For his encore, he did a rousing version of “For What It's Worth”, which he combined with a minute of “Dazed and Confused”. While Sexton's personality is beyond laid back, his voice is beyond powerful. Several times he would walk away from the mike and just belt it out to the audience. You could still hear him...perfectly.