ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE   Issue 122, September 2016

Martin & Me

If you’re a sucker for the sound of a Martin guitar, then you should check this out. Over 14 disparate instrumentals, ranging from Rev’d Gary Davis’s finger-twisting ‘Cincinnati Flow Rag’, to a particularly sensitive rendition of ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’, Paul works out on the Martin M36 that has been his loyal companion for 25 years. Moving through a variety of tunings, all helpfully revealed on the CD liner notes, a highlight has to be his DADGAD blues ‘Night Train Blues’. Martin Carthy probably doesn’t need to lose any sleep, but Paul’s a fine player, and the clarity and analogue quality of the recorded acoustic sound, takes some beating.


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