Sexton Brings Soul

American soul man Martin Sexton got his start playing on the streets and subways of Boston in the 1990s; Friday night he is playing at Outerland.

He released his seventh album, Seeds, last April on his label Kitchen Table Records. “I believe songs are seeds,” Mr. Sexton says about the collection, “once planted they can grow and nourish and inspire and with that, change the world.”

The record, like an American musical road-trip, stops in the regions of gospel, country, blues and rock — and each tune is crafted with Mr. Sexton’s trademark pop sensibility. Rolling Stone praised his “outstanding taste in song-writing as well as a soul-marinated voice that can easily be compared to the likes of a young Steve Winwood or Van Morrison.”

Sexton will travel in a biodiesel equipped tour bus, and fans can buy organic and recycled merchandise.