Stirling Observer

Acoustic great at the Tolbooth


Acclaimed acoustic and slide guitarist Martin Simpson brings his talents to the Tolbooth on Saturday, November 4.

Martin still travels the length and breadth of the UK, 40 years after he recorded his first album Golden Vanity.

He is known as a guitarist of formidable talent. Equally at home playing English traditiona­l folk, American folk and blues and his own compositio­ns, he is consistent­ly named as one of the very finest fingerstyl­e guitar players in the world, listed in Gibson Guitars’Top 30 Acoustic Guitarists of all time.

His 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.

His latest album Trails & Tribulatio­ns features some of Martin’s most inventive playing yet, showcasing his virtuosity on a variety of instrument­s including acoustic guitars, resonator guitars, Weissenbow­n lap steel guitar, electric guitars, five-string banjo, ukulele – and voice.

Ticket £16/£13 available, contact 01786 274000/473544 or www.culturesti­

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