Martin Simpson – Live in Farncombe **** Surrey Advertiser & BOON

Playing two sets, each of over an hour, Martin Simpson showed why is widely regarded as one of the finest slide and acoustic guitar players of his generation. Known mainly as an English folk artist Simpson crosses into American folk, hardly surprising as he lived in the States for 15 years. He has an interesting style of adapting slide guitar into the traditional folk oeuvre. Beginning with an original composition St James’ Hospital, morphing into a cover of Blink Willie McTell and back again, Simpson showed his versatility and skill. This track epitomises his style of beautiful and effortless finger-picking guitar playing with added slide. With … Continue reading Martin Simpson – Live in Farncombe **** Surrey Advertiser & BOON