Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, Martin Simpson’s interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding 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. His career includes collaborations on stage and record with Richard Thompson, June Tabor, Jackson Browne, Danny Thompson, Martin Carthy, Cara Dillon, Martin Taylor, Steve Miller, Dick Gaughan and many more.
Martin has been nominated an astounding 26 times in the twelve years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – more than any other performer – with nine consecutive years as nominee for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice. Nominations in 2012 include Best Album for Purpose & Grace, Best Traditional Track for The Lakes Of Ponchartrain and Best Musician.
Whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material, Martin Simpson is unpredictable, individual and a guitarist of immense subtlety.
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Doors and bar 7.00pm, start time 8.00pm
£14 advance, £15 door, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £6 under 18s
To book tickets follow this link:-
Martin Simpson tickets
Box Office telephone number 01726 879500
Tickets available at Levines in Calstock