Ron Sexsmith - Long Player, Late Bloomer
Sexsmith’s songs have been covered by everyone from Rod Stewart to Michael Bublé. Now Michael has returned the favor, suggesting his producer Bob Rock to helm Sexsmith’s latest album. The results are stunning, with upbeat arrangements and bright sounds on romantic numbers like “Heavenly” and the gorgeous “Love Shines.” The album also features “Michael and His Dad,” a bittersweet song that recalls Sexsmith’s days searching for work, with his toddler son in tow. Happily, for the celebrated artist, those days are long gone.