What guitar does Martin Simpson play?
Martin now owns and plays a African Blackwood/Adirondack Tirga Mhor, photos below. This is the second instrument he has owned and is a further development of the DS3. “Rory’s work has been on my radar for several years, I have always enjoyed watching him chase ideas and improvements in his building.
How old is Martin Simpson?
68 years (May 5, 1953)
What strings does Martin Simpson use?
Guitar Strings Martin Simpson pointed me to balanced tension Nickel Bronze strings by D’addario. The low E is a 13.5 gauge, so we are in “Stevie Ray Vaughn” territory. These work brilliantly for my two Stefan Sobell acoustics, but would not be the best fit for by Collings guitars.
Is Martin Simpson married?
A readers’ poll of the magazine Acoustic Guitar voted him as number 12 in the world in 2005. Martin is now married to Kit Bailey, the daughter of the singer Roy Bailey. Martin and Kit now live in Sheffield and have a young daughter.
What kind of guitar does Martin Simpson play?
While best known as an acoustic guitarist, Simpson started as a banjo player, and also plays the electric guitar. He is renowned as one of the world’s leading exponents of slide guitar.
When did Martin Simpson start his solo career?
He took an early interest in music, learning to play the guitar and banjo and performing at local folk clubs. In 1970, he dropped out of John Leggott College to become a full-time musician. In 1976 he recorded his first solo album Golden Vanity. In the same year he opened for Steeleye Span on their UK tour.
Who is Martin Simpson the banjo player married to?
In 2004 he surprised everyone by performing at a gig in Nettlebed, Oxford, where he played banjo all evening, without touching a guitar. A readers’ poll of the magazine Acoustic Guitar voted him as number 12 in the world in 2005. Martin is now married to Kit Bailey, the daughter of the singer Roy Bailey, with whom Martin occasionally performs.
Who is the English folk singer Martin Simpson?
Martin Stewart Simpson (born 5 May 1953) is an English folk singer, guitarist and songwriter.