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Martin Simpson

Oct 6th 2018 @ Eastwell Village Hall

Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Saturday, October 6th, 2018
7:00 PM
Eastwell Village Hall
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
5 RSVPs
Universally acclaimed as one of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players, and a fine banjo-picker to boot, Martin Simpson is a virtuoso player who conveys his diverse treasure trove of material from the heart, performing with rare subtlety, intensity and honesty. Whether interpreting material from tradition or singing his own potent self-penned songs, Simpson is a remarkable storyteller: captivating and profoundly moving, a true master of his art.

He has had the most nominations of any performer in the 18 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, an astonishing 31 times, 12 of those as Musician of the Year, winning that particular accolade twice.

Simpson's playing is technically stunning, intricate and exquisite The Guardian

"a living legend when it comes to the acoustic six-string." Grizzly Folk

Martin is in a class of his own. He is such an expressive player; he is ingenious in his use of the guitar. You can listen to one of his songs and three or four minutes in, he has only used the top four strings and not even played a bass note yet, and when he does, it feels like an orchestra coming in. His clarity of playing is just amazing. Jackson Browne