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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Martin Simpson & Momo Pinot Noir

Martin Simpson has been one of my favorite acoustic guitarists for decades. He is one of England’s finest folk musicians and his recordings have won several awards. A virtuoso in the realm of Celtic music, he also excels at the blues as you’ll hear on several numbers I’ve included below. His signature sound mixes silky smooth finger picking with soulful slide work. Hope you enjoy him.

Highway 61:

Killing the Blues:

Raglan Road:

She Slips Away:

Come down Jehovah:

Walking Blues:

Louisiana 1927:

A Blacksmith Courted Me: l

Green Fields of America: l

Celtic Airs Medley:

Since it’s been a beautiful spring day followed by a gorgeous evening, what could be better than sitting on the deck listening to Martin, sipping a 2008 Momo Pinot Noir from New Zealand ($24.00). The Momo Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from three Marlborough vineyards with varying soil characteristics. It’s a light wine, perfect for spring with aromas of black cherry, mocha, and hints of spice. The palate is concentrated with succulent dark fruits layered over smoky oak with fine mouth-coating tannins. Very nice wine that perfectly complements the music. Enjoy!


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