Text Box: Red Lion Folk Club
Wednesday February 7th

Martin Simpson

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Text Box: Originally from Scunthorpe, Martin move to the USA in 1985 but later returned to the UK and now lives in Sheffield.  He has been nominated no fewer than 23 times  in the 11 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and has twice been declared Artist of the Year. He is regarded as one of the most skilled folk guitarists playing on the British and American folk scene with numerous albums produced in collaboration with other well-known artists, plus 21 solo albums to date (his ‘Prodigal Son’ won Best Album Award in 2008).  Martin’s music reflects a wide variety of influences and styles, rooted in Britain, Ireland, America and beyond, and he remains one of the best-known artists of today’s folk scene.