Martin Simpson – Vagrant Stanzas
‘Vagrant Stanzas’, the splendid new recording from world class finger-style guitar maestro Martin Simpson is released on the 29th July. The new album includes collaborations with some of the best producers and engineers in the business, including multi-Grammy Award winning mastering engineer, Silas Brown and Richard Hawley, who has produced the UK part of the CD in Sheffield, at the legendary Yellow Arch Studios.
Vagrant Stanzas is made up of a mixture of Martin’s original compositions, including a song commissioned by BBC Radio 2 for their award winning Radio Ballads series, alongside classic songs by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Chris Wood, Leon Rosselson and, of course, the ubiquitous ‘Anon’ of Folk ballad fame.
Label: Topic Records
Catalogue Number: TXCD589
Release Date: 29th July 2013
“Classy, intimate solo mix from the folk veteran” – UNCUT (8 out of 10)
“One man with guitar and banjo and an acutely attuned ear for a good tune and a powerful lyric…” fRoots
“Master craftsman at work” – Record Collector (4 stars)