One of folk’s leading lights plays Kirton Town Hall Live this Friday - and he won’t be far from home.
To many, Scunthorpe born Martin Simpson will need no introduction.
He has been nominated 31 times in the 15 years of the BBC Folk Awards – more than any other artist - and has twice won the ‘Musician of the Year’ accolade.
After 35 years as a professional musician, Martin is always looking at ways to evolve, whether as a solo artist or through other ventures.
He is widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic, slide guitar and banjo players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are second to none and his own songs are masterpieces of storytelling.
His solo shows are described as intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving.
Fresh from his UK tour with Nancy Kerr and Andy Cutting to celebrate the release of the collaborative album ‘Murmurs’, Martin will be at Kirton Town Hall on September 11, with support from Kirsty Bromley.
Advance tickets cost £13 from One Stop in Kirton, Brian on 01652 649230 or at www.wegottickets.com .