Acoustic ace Martin
is ready to rock Roots

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One of the “finest acoustic guitar players in the world” is preparing to bring his skills to the stage in Doncaster.

Martin Simpson is the next act to perform at the town’s Roots Music Club.

A club spokesman said: ““There is no doubt that after 35 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever.

“Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling.

“His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving.”

During his 45-year career – the 62-year-old dropped out of college to become a full-time musician in 1970 – he has collaborated with a string of top musicians, including Jackson Browne, Martin Carthy and Steve Miller.

The spokesman said: “Martin has been nominated an astounding 27 times in the 14 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – more than any other performer. For nine consecutive years, he was a nominee,

Martin Simpson plays the Roots Music Club, The Ukrainian Centre, Beckett Road, Doncaster town centre, on Friday, December 11, from 7.30pm. Support comes from Bob Chiswick.

Tickets priced from £12 on door or in advance from www.rootsmusicclub.co.uk site.