Iain Matthews has one of the most distinctive voices of Britain’s folk rock revival. Since his break through with Fairport Convention in 1969, he’s had a rich and varied career as a singer, songwriter and guitarist, but his mercurial temperament and many changes of creative direction have kept him from achieving the recognition he reserves.
Iain Matthews was born Ian MacDonald in 1946 in Lincolnshire. (He changed his name in 1968, to avoid confusion with King Crimson’s Ian MacDonald.) He grew up in an abusive family and took refuge in pop music, learning to sing harmonies at Sunday services. He was a big fan of American soul music, and dropped out of high school to work... Read More