Nominated for Musician of the Year and for Best Album with Vagrant Stanzas (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014), Martin is one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world. His interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, and deeply moving. There is no-one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music than Simpson. Martin has been nominated an astounding 31 times in the fifteen years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – more than any other performer – with 12 nominations for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice. His career includes collaborations with June Tabor, Jackson Browne, Danny Thompson, Martin Carthy, Steve Miller, Kelly and many more.
"One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene." The Guardian
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