We’re very excited to announce that Martin’s eagerly awaited new solo album entitled Trails and Tribulations will be released on 1st September 2017 on Topic Records. Album guests include Andy Cutting, Kathryn Tickell, Nancy Kerr and John Smith. Martin will officially launch the album at Cambridge Folk Festival this summer accompanied by a band of first class musicians.
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.
He has had the most nominations of any performer in the 18 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, an astonishing 31 times, 12 of those as Musician of the Year, winning that particular accolade twice.
“Martin Simpson has transcended borders and oceans to quietly become a superb storyteller and musician of great depth and unquestionable taste.” Stephen Fearing
Touring 14 Sept – 10 Dec 2017. Now booking spring/summer 2018.