Martin Simpson at St Ives September Festival
Martin Simpson – listed in Gibson Guitars’ Top 30 Acoustic Guitarists of all time – is coming to the 2020 St Ives September Festival.
Forty years after recording his first album Golden Vanity, Martin is a guitarist of formidable talent. Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions, he is consistently named as one of the very finest finger-style guitar players in the world.
His remarkable intimate solo performances go from strength to strength – every gig is a masterclass as he travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.
Whether interpreting material from tradition or singing his own potent self-penned songs, Martin 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.
He has had the most nominations of any performer in the 18 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, an astonishing 32 times, 13 of those as Musician of the Year, winning that particular accolade twice.
Tickets available now online at https://stivesseptfest.ticketsolve.com/shows?tags=stivesghall and from tourist information centres throughout Cornwall.