Matt Deighton's stunning discography tells a story of genuinely great
musicianship and songwriting, but most of all, of the beauty and
fragility of one of Britain’s greatest lost talents and how life
around him has sometimes shaped a fate beyond his control. An artist
who returns with something more beautiful every time the storm abates,
2021 saw the reemergence of British folk's most enigmatic lost son –
a favourite among musicians, songwriters and diehard music lovers.
You may recognize Matt from his time fronting acid jazz heroes Mother
Earth or as Paul Weller's guitarist in the late 90's. Likened as the
natural successor to Nick Drake, Davey Graham and John Martyn, Matt's
discography shines like a diamond among the silt - _Villager_ was the
subject of a _Mojo_ ‘Buried Treasure’ feature and is oft hailed as
a British folk classic.
'It’s impossible to imagine fans of Nick Drake of John Martyn not
falling in love with him...'
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