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Trails & Tribulations (Deluxe Edition)

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Trails & Tribulations (Deluxe Edition)
Trails & Tribulations (Deluxe Edition)


BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee 2018: Musician Of The Year. World renowned guitarist, singer and songwriter Martin Simpson releases his 20th solo album in 40 years 'Trails & Tribulations' on September 1st 2017 via Topic Records. Produced and engineered by Andy Bell, 'Trails & Tribulations' features some of Martin's most inventive playing yet, showcasing his virtuosity on a variety of instruments including acoustic guitars, resonator guitars, Weissenbown lap steel guitar, electric guitars, 5 string banjo, ukulele and voice.

Guest musicians on the new album are: Ben Nicholls (string bass and electric bass guitars), Toby Kearney (drums and percussion), Nancy Kerr (fiddle and viola), Andy Cutting (diatonic accordion and melodeon), John Smith (electric guitar and backing vocals), Helen Bell (strings), Amy Newhouse-Smith (backing vocals) and, for the first time on record, his daughter Molly Simpson on vocals.

Hand in hand with his long and storied solo career, Martin has been central to seminal collaborations like The Full English, The Elizabethan Sessions and Simpson Cutting Kerr. He has worked with a dazzling array of artists from across the musical spectrum: Jackson Browne, Martin Taylor, June Tabor, Richard Hawley, Bonnie Raitt, Danny Thompson, David Hidalgo, Danú, Richard Thompson and Dom Flemons, to mention a few. He is consistently named as one of the very finest acoustic, fingerstyle and slide guitar players in the world and is the most nominated musician in the history of the BBC Folk Awards, with a remarkable 31 nods. A true master of his art.

Deluxe Edition includes a 6 track bonus disc and 20 page booklet including artwork not found in the standard version.


  1. Name
  2. Blues Run The Game
  3. Bones And Feathers
  4. Thomas Drew
  5. East Kentucky
  6. Katherine Of Aragon Interlude
  7. A Ballad For Katherine Of Aragon
  8. Maps
  9. St. James Hospital
  10. Jasper's/Dancing Shoes
  11. Ridgeway
  12. Rufford Park Poachers
  13. Reynardine Interlude
  14. Reynardine
  15. Joshua Gone Barbados
  16. Dillard Chandler
  17. Willy O Winsbury
  18. Heartbreak Hotel
  19. Blues Run The Game Interlude
  20. Blues Run The Game (Radio Edit)
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