Martin Simpson


05 Sep 2009

What the Papers Say About True Stories

“Without doubt, one of the present-day, defining instrumentalists of the English music scene.”
Uncut 4*

“It’s all damn near faultless.” Uncut 4*

“Formidable.” Mojo 4*

“...tasty mix of trad and original material.” Q

“The guitarist and singer from Scunthorpe has established a mature solo career that spans American and British folk traditions with aplomb and feeling.” The Independent 5*

“His latest composition confirms he is on top form....he again delivers a beautifully crafted mix of traditional songs and new compositions”
The Sun 4/5

“A very classy set” The Guardian 4*

“Reliably, a Martin Simpson album will include one song that will break your heart” Financial Times 4*

“...the latest album that revitalises northern English and Scottish folk with verve, intimacy and immense sensitivity.” Metro

“English tradtionalist at the very top of his game.” Guitarist 4*

“Folk at its finest.” Sunday Mercury

“True Stories is awash with things to admire and love.” Guitar & Bass

“The late flowering of Scunthorpe’s folk hero continues.” Observer Music Monthly 4*

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Vagrant Stanzas
Vagrant Stanzas
CD, 2013

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Purpose & Grace
Purpose & Grace
CD, 2011

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Martin Simpson: Prodigal Son, The Concert
Martin Simpson: Prodigal Son, The Concert
DVD, 2009

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