Thursday, March 17, 2011
Martin Simpson at Basement Discs
More music today, with the second in store for the year at Basement Discs featuring British folk singer Martin Simpson. He was much talked about at Port Fairy though I only managed to see a snippet of his performance there.
So I am glad I got this opportunity to see Martin Simpson play today as he is a very accomplished performer, both musically and vocally.
He played a variety of songs, from Scottish Border Ballads such as Sir Patrick Spens, to a protest song written by his father in law Roy Bailey. He also sang a wonderful, deeply moving, song about about his father - a sharp portrait piece of a feckless dreamy man who could neither save any money nor hold down a job.
Tonight I’m off to see Tim O’Brien at the East Brunswick Club.