Award winning Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor teams up with acoustic and slide guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson. The pair shares the stage throughout the performance – adding to each other’s songs and instrumental pieces, taking them to new areas of creative inspiration.
Martin Taylor was name-checked on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show as being considered the best guitarist by no less than Jeff Beck – leading to a live session on the show the next morning. Completely self taught, he has enjoyed a remarkable musical career spanning across four decades and during that time has invented and developed a way of playing the guitar that is admired by guitarists all over the world. He is also a master concert performer, with his solo shows that combine virtuosity, emotion, and humour. He spends much of the year travelling the world, playing in concert halls in Europe, North America, Japan, Asia, and Australasia. He has also collaborated with musicians from many different musical genre including, Stephane Grappelli, Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, George Harrison, Dionne Warwick, Bryn Terfel and Jamie Cullum. In 2002, he was appointed MBE “For Services To Jazz Music”.
There is no doubt that after 35 years as a professional musician Martin Simpson is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. Martin has been nominated an astounding 23 times in the eleven years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – more than any other performer – with 9 consecutive years as nominee for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice. Whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material, Martin Simpson is unpredictable, individual and a guitarist of immense subtlety.
This is an unmissable evening with two guitar playing legends working in harmony.
“Martin Simpson’s performances elicit powerful emotions and subtle, understated beauty” – Guitar Player
“Martin Taylor is one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument. He’s unbelievable” – Pat Metheny.
£12 advance, £14.50 door. 10% discount for Theatre Friends
Bar opens 6 P.M., starts 7 P.M.
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In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres
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