22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Simon Widdowson

“Soaking up americana, blues and folk that showcases many skills! A superb songwriter, great musician and vocalist – this comes HEAVILY reccommended! At times it reminds me of American Music Club or even Mark Lanegan…CHECK!” Matthew Bradshaw, Jumbo Records Leeds, November 2016

“It has been a long time since an artist as apt as Simon Widdowson played the Troubadour stage. Far from the typical guitar-slinging beatniks the Brompton institution normally sees, Simon Widdowson has taken his time in making his way to this celebrated fount of folk” Savage Online

“Simon Widdowson has been something of a musical troubadour over the past thirty years, leaving his native Leeds as a young man and settling briefly in Minneapolis, thereafter taking up residence in Portland, Oregon, then Dublin, and presently, France. A member of bands Killing Floor and The Rainjackets, Widdowson has shared the stage with many folk, pop and rock icons including John Martyn, Tom Paxton and Deacon Blue, and recorded works by The Decemberists, Pete Krebs and Papillon amongst others” Gods in the TV Zine 

Stages

Roots

Days

Friday 2017