World renowned guitarist, singer and songwriter Martin Simpson makes his debut performance at the Borough Theatre Abergavenny on Wednesday November 15 in support of his recent album ‘Trails & Tribulations’.
“‘Trails & Tribulations’ is a collection of songs about nature, about travels and about real life stories,” says Martin, “There are traditional songs, poems and contemporary songs by great writers, and songs that I had to write because nobody else knew what I wanted to say. I travel, I learn songs, I write and try to get better at the skills required for me to do my job.
“I look at the world as I pass by, on the road, out of the train window, or as I stop and pay close attention to the square foot under my nose. There is so much to see and to hear and to inspire and to try and understand. I had a huge amount of fun playing and recording these songs, using different instruments, different noises, old friends and new ones, all of whom brought so much to the mix. ”
Universally acclaimed as one of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players, and a fine banjo-picker to boot, Martin’s solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game. Whether interpreting material from tradition or singing his own potent self-penned songs, Simpson is a remarkable storyteller: captivating and profoundly moving.
- Tickets for Martin Simpson are priced at £15 (concessions £13) and are available from the theatre’s box office 01873 850805 and website boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk