Ron Sexsmith is an artist whose music never fails to draw out raw emotions and his newest album, The Last Rider, is the most intimate and welcoming album in his catalogue. A music download comes with each ticket purchased to his live performance at the Winfield Memorial Hall in Lake Country on May 13th. Tickets go on sale at 10:00am Saturday, February 25th (

"It's been written that Ron Sexsmith maps the human heart with surgical skill and great compassion,'" said Ryan Donn, Cultural Development Coordinator. "As an amazing song writer and performer, his music shares pieces of wisdom set to strong yet gentle melodies with emotional eloquence and genuine soul. Ron is a Toronto-based singer/songwriter that has earned immense respect from his peers, critics and a devoted international audience."

Like one of his main inspirations, Ray Davies, Sexsmith is a rare songwriter able to extract profound meaning from even the most mundane aspects of life, while simultaneously lamenting what remains of our simpler past. On his 12 albums, Sexsmith has worked with some of music's most celebrated producersDaniel Lanois, Mitchell Froom, Tchad Blake, Ray Kennedy, Martin Terefe, Bob Rock and Jim Scott.

"I think my sound has always been a combination of the folk singers and British Invasion artists I've always admired," he says. "At this point, it's just second nature for me to write short, melodic songs that say everything you want to say. But having my band totally involved on this album maybe brought out more in the songs than on other recent albums. It felt special, anyway."

Although Ron Sexsmith has more music to come that is sure to inspire us, for now The Last Rider is the latest addition to a body of work as impressive as any produced in the past quarter-century. Through truth and simplicity, Sexsmith's songs help us get closer to the things that make us better people. His live performance in Lake Country will not fail to entertain and inspire all that are fortunate enough to attend May 13th at Winfield Memorial Hall.

Tickets are available online at

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For more information contact:

Ryan Donn, Cultural Development Coordinator, District of Lake Country
Tel 250-766-5669 or