Martin Simpson


25 Apr 2013

Martin To Support Bonnie Raitt On UK Tour

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Martin will be supporting the fantastic Bonnie Raitt on her UK tour this June. Martin has long been a huge admirer of Bonnie's, who, in 2012, released her first new album in seven years, 'Slipstream' to widespread acclaim. Now, in summer 2013, she will bring her daring bluesy sound, steeped with inimitable slide guitar and soulful vocals, to the UK for much anticipated live shows. Supporting her on her Southend, Birmingham, Manchester and Cardiff dates will be our very own guitar maestro, Martin Simpson. "I love Bonnie's work," says Martin, "she is a great singer and a fantastic slide guitar player. I've followed her work since her very, very early recordings and am full of admiration for her as an artist. I'm really excited to be touring with her this summer - not least because I can watch from the wings at every opportunity!".
Bonnie Raitt is an institution in American music - a nine-time GRAMMY-winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with tens of millions of albums sold worldwide, she has undeniably changed the landscape of soul, rock, and blues. She is also a passionate activist and supporter of causes ranging from the anti-nuclear movement to youth music programs.
For details of dates and how to get tickets for Bonnie's tour please see the Concert section of this website or go to

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Purpose & Grace
Purpose & Grace
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Martin Simpson: Prodigal Son, The Concert
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