Martin Simpson in session
Kathryn Tickell presents a live studio session by renowned folk guitarist and singer Martin Simpson.
Kathryn Tickell presents a live studio session by renowned folk guitarist and singer Martin Simpson, who has just released his 20th solo album, Trials & Tribulations. Simpson lived in New Orleans in the 1980s and shares some of his favorite archive recordings from The Crescent City in between songs. Plus a round-up of all the latest new releases across the globe.
Born in Scunthorpe, Martin Simpson is among the finest acoustic, fingerstyle and slide guitar players in the world, and his collaborators have included June Tabor, Richard Hawley and Bonnie Raitt. He has been nominated 23 times in the 11 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including nine times consecutively as Artist of The Year, which he has won twice. He was last featured on World on 3 in March as part of BBC Radio 3's Uproot festival in April.