Sat, 11 Sept

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Whitchurch Parish Hall

Martin Simpson

Martin will be visiting Whitchurch for the second time, having played to a sold out hall back in 2018.

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Martin Simpson

Time & Location

11 Sept 2021, 20:00 – 12 Sept 2021, 22:45

Whitchurch Parish Hall, 28 London St, Whitchurch RG28 7LQ, UK

About the event

Martin will be visiting Whitchurch for the second time, having played to a sold out hall back in 2018.

“What’s it like being the best guitar player in the world…?” Martin’s modesty and grace prevented him from answering this BBC Radio 4 interviewer’s question recently, but the facts speak for themselves.

40 years after he recorded his first album, Golden Vanity, in 1976, Martin is known as 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 fingerstyle guitar players in the world.

He is listed in Gibson Guitars’ Top 30 Acoustic Guitarists of all time, and Acoustic Guitar readers voted him number 12 guitarist in the world in 2005.

Praise for Martin Simpson

“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

“One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene” ‘Sounds better than ever’ The Guardian

‘One of our finest traditional musicians’ **** Uncut

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