JimSimpson , Staff Reviewer

Jim Simpson is an award-winning fiction writer and freelance music critic. A native of the wilds of Florida's Gulf Coast, he now resides on the scruffy fringes of Atlanta, Georgia.

He frequently writes about music, with his taste spanning all genres: bluegrass, Americana, classic country, alt-country, western swing, blues, classical, rock 'n' roll, punk, reggae, klezmer, and British isles folk (to name but a few).

He once sang "Happy Birthday" (with about 10,000 other people) to Joni Mitchell, and has seen such legends as Miles Davis, The Incredible Jimmy Smith, Rockpile, Blue Rodeo, King Sunny Ade, David Bowie, Joan Jett, Robyn Hitchcock, R.E.M., Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello and Bob Dylan live in concert. He has interviewed Those Darlins, John Linnell of They Might Be Giants, Marshall Chapman, Charlie Louvin, Michelle Malone, Caroline Aiken, Charlie Starr, Derek Hoke, Jim Avett, the Secret Sisters, and Meghan McCormick.

Jim is a former editor for Awaiting the Flood and has written for the Atlanta Music Guide, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Gwinnett Daily Post among other outlets. He recently finished his first novel, and if all goes well it should be in bookstores sometime before his death.

Posts that JimSimpson has contributed.

Underhill Rose In A Sacred Space

Live Review

Underhill Rose In A Sacred Space

Underhill Rose at Red Clay Music Foundry on Saturday, June 30, 2018

More Hymns for the Rest of Us

Album Review

More Hymns for the Rest of Us

ESOEBO - IV

Hymns for the Rest of Us

Live Review

Hymns for the Rest of Us

Chuck McDowell & Phil Madeira at Red Clay Music Foundry on Friday, August 19, 2016

Roots and Branches of American Music

Live Review

Roots and Branches of American Music

Levi Lowrey at Red Clay Music Foundry on Saturday, April 30, 2016

The War and Treaty Bring the Love

Live Review

The War and Treaty Bring the Love

The War and Treaty at Red Clay Music Foundry on Saturday, February 20, 2016

A Night Inside the Mind of Bob Schneider

Live Review

A Night Inside the Mind of Bob Schneider

Bob Schneider at Red Clay Music Foundry on Friday, February 5, 2016

Callaghan's Birthday Bash with Granville Automatic

Live Review

Callaghan's Birthday Bash with Granville Automatic

Callaghan at Red Clay Music Foundry on Saturday, January 9, 2016

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