John Martyn wins BBC Lifetime Achievement Award
February 13, 2008
Singer/songwriter John Martyn was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by Phil Collins at the 2008 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (see video - it's not on YouTube or I would post it). Martyn released his first album, London Conversation, in 1967 and has put out 22 collections since - becoming a legend along the way. Other Folk Award winners include Martin Simpson (Best Original Song for Never Any Good and Album of the Year for Prodigal Son), Andy Cutting (Musician of the Year), Julie Fowlis (Singer of the Year), John Tams and Barry Coope (Duo of the Year), Lau (Best Group), Bellowhead (Best Live Act), Shirley Collins (Exceptional Contribution to Folk Music) and Rachel Unthank (Horizon Award). The 9th annual BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards were hosted by DJ Mike Harding in London.
Posted by Ann VerWiebe at February 13, 2008 2:57 PM