Martin Simpson on Later with Jools

Posted on: Sunday, Dec 9, 2007

Not strictly blues but I am sure that Martin Simpson’s blend of acoustic skill will appeal to many a reader.

Next Friday (14/12/07) sees Martin Simpson make his debut on Later…With Jools Holland.

This rounds off a fantastic year for Simpson, which has seen the release of his latest album Prodigal Son- featuring his most accomplished and critically lauded composition Never Any Good, as well as nominations for the 2008 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in no less than five categories!

Those are: Folk Singer of the Year,
Best Album for Prodigal Son,
Best Original Song for the moving Never Any Good,
Best Traditional Track for Andrew Lammie
and Musician of the Year (for the sixth year running)!
product pictureProdigal Son has been highly acclaimed across the board, from fROOTS and Word to The Guardian to and even The Sun. A career best for Simpson, it is without a doubt one of the folk albums of the year.

Take a look at the quotes below, the first being one of our favourites of the year!

“Simpson has a command of the guitar that makes most amateurs want to take a mangle to their useless fingers” Word Magazine

“Martin Simpson could be the best acoustic guitarist we’ve got” fROOTS

“his finest solo work yet” The Guardian

“Combines thrilling technique with real passion… a peerless instrumentalist” The Daily Mirror

“Possibly the finest folk album of 2007… If one album can be both understated and majestic, this is it” The Sun

“A quiet masterpiece… an album of easy elegance” **** Observer Music Monthly

Later… is broadcast on BBC2 at 11.35pm.
If you miss the show then check the Later… site after the show is broadcast for extras.

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