Ralph McTell is one of the most influential guitarists and songwriters of the 1960s British folk revival. Many of his albums have never been released in the US, but in England and most of Europe he’s a revered artist known for his wide ranging musical taste and superb songwriting.
McTell was born Ralph May in 1944; he took the name McTell after falling under the influence of American 12-string guitar player and blues singer Blind Willie McTell. When McTell was three, his father left the family; his mother raised him and his younger brother Bruce. McTell started playing music on a harmonica given him by his grandfather. In grammar school he was swept up in the Skiffle movement, bought a... Read More