Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith returns to Minneapolis in support of his new record, Long Player Late Bloomer, the 12th full-length of his celebrated, 20-year career. It's another batch of soulful, sincere songs that highlights Sexsmith's melodic vocals, skillful lyrical ability, and his gift of crafting effortlessly elegant melodies. There are elements of artists as disparate as Elvis Costello, Elliott Smith, and the Kinks within his ardent numbers, but his true, lilting voice always manages to shine through. This show at the Cedar kicks off Sexsmith's current U.S. tour, and should provide the perfect intimate venue for his heartfelt numbers to take flight, as his nimble folk stylings are bound to captivate yet another local audience.
Mon., March 21, 7 p.m., 2011