Martin Simpson grew up in the steel town of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England. Consumed by folk music from the age of seven, he taught himself guitar and banjo beginning at age 12. While still in his teens, he was performing throughout England on shows with British folk-rock leaders such as Richard Thompson and Steeleye Span. He has played folk festivals, clubs and concert halls from London and Los Angeles to Hong Kong. His recordings include Leaves of Life and When I Was on Horseback on the Shanachie label, and The Collection on Topic Records in the United Kingdom.
Guitar Player magazine named A Closer Walk with Thee one of 1994's Ten Best Albums. Martin Simpson's phenomenal virtuoso finger-picking, slide and melodic guitar work shine in these interpretations of hymns, spirituals and camp meeting songs from the American Gospel tradition.
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