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Martin Simpson

English folk singer and guitarist / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Martin Stewart Simpson (born 5 May 1953) is an English folk singer, guitarist and songwriter.[1] His music reflects a wide variety of influences and styles, rooted in Britain, Ireland, America and beyond.[2] He builds a purposeful, often upbeat voice on a spare picking style.[3]

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Martin Simpson
Martin Simpson at Towersey Festival, 2018
Martin Simpson at Towersey Festival, 2018
Background information
Born (1953-05-05) 5 May 1953 (age 70)
Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Instrument(s)Guitar, banjo, vocals
LabelsTopic, Red House, Compass

According to his discography, Simpson has appeared solo (21 albums), as a session musician (16 albums), in collaboration (9 albums), in compilations, live, and on performance and instructional DVDs (7). He has also published a book. Between 2002 and 2010, he was awarded multiple honours among the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.[4]

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