Thursday, March 17, 2011

Martin Simpson at Basement Discs

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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.

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