Listed in Gibson Guitars’ Top 30 Acoustic Guitarists of all time and universally acclaimed as one of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players, and a fine banjo-picker to boot, a Martin Simpson show bears witness to an artist at the very top of his game.
Whether interpreting material from tradition or singing his own potent self-penned songs, Simpson is a remarkable storyteller: captivating and profoundly moving. His own songwriting produced the poignant Never Any Good, from Prodigal Son, 2007’s Folk Album of the Year.
Martin continues to collaborate with a dazzling array of people from across the musical spectrum: Jackson Browne, Martin Taylor, June Tabor, Richard Hawley, Bonnie Raitt, Danny Thompson, David Hidalgo, Danú, Richard Thompson and Dom Flemons are among the great musicians he has worked with.
A virtuoso player without question, above all Martin Simpson conveys his diverse treasure trove of material from the heart, performing with rare subtlety, intensity and honesty.
A true master of his art.
“One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene” ‘Sounds better than ever…”— The Guardian
“... has become a fine interpreter of traditional and other songs, as well as a notable writer of his own…”— The Times
“a superb storyteller and musician of great depth and unquestionable taste…”— Stephen Fearing,