Soundhouse at Traverse: Martin Simpson

Following a sell-out show for Martin Simpson in 2017, Soundhouse are delighted to welcome him back as the closing Tradfest act at The Traverse.

Soundhouse at Traverse: Martin Simpson

About Soundhouse at Traverse: Martin Simpson

7th May 2018
8pm
Traverse Theatre
10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh West EH1 2ED
£11
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Soundhouse Organisation

Following a sell-out show for Martin Simpson in 2017 Soundhouse are delighted to welcome him back as our closing Tradfest act at The Traverse.

The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength – every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.

“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.

In recent years, he has been a lynchpin in the award-winning Full English, The Elizabethan Sessions and, in 2015, recorded Murmurs, an exciting new album with Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr. Martin’s eagerly awaited new solo album entitled Trails and Tribulations landed in September 2017 and became an instant hit.

A virtuoso player without question, but above all Martin Simpson conveys his diverse treasure trove of material from the heart, performing with rare subtlety, intensity and honesty. A true master of his art.

Venue
Traverse Bar Café

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