The first time Martin appeared at the Goose, he did two brilliant sets having come down from Sheffield specially for the gig (and went straight back afterwards!)
He came back in 2010 with The Martin Simpson Trio
Described by the Sunday Times as “one of the UK’s finest folk musicians”, the Goose reckons that Martin is probably the best acoustic guitarist in the UK. BBC Radio 2 Folk and Acoustic Reviews said “Although it’s his guitar virtuosity that’s frequently lauded, it’s as an interpreter of song that Martin Simpson really scores.”
Martin has been nominated an astounding 26 times in the twelve years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – more than any other performer – with 9 consecutive years as nominee for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice.
2008 saw an incredible 5 nominations for “Prodigal Son’ and 2 wins, whilst in 2010 he had an unprecedented 6 nominations for his CD, “True Stories” and a win for Best Traditional Track, “Sir Patrick Spens”. 2012’s nominations for Martin include, Best Album for ‘Purpose & Grace”, Best Traditional Track for “The Lakes Of Ponchartrain” and Best Musician.