Martin Carthy

United Kingdom

For many of the folk community, Martin is the godfather. One of the trailblazers of the 1960s folk revival, he influenced everyone, including Bob Dylan, with his encyclopaedic knowledge of song and his distinctive style of guitar picking. Twice a member of Steeleye Span, Martin has enjoyed many other creative partnerships, including Waterson: Carthy alongside his partner Norma Waterson and their daughter Eliza.