Articles By: Jim Simpson

Jim Simpson, Awaiting the Flood's editor-at-large, is a music critic and award-winning fiction writer. A native of the wilds of Florida's Gulf Coast, he now resides on the scruffy outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia. His musical taste spans 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, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, R.E.M., Blue Rodeo, King Sunny Ade, Elvis Costello and Bob Dylan live in concert. Jim is a former staff writer for Country Music Pride, a book and music reviewer for Hellbomb and Atlanta Music Guide, occasionally contributes essays to the international writers collective, and has been at work on his first novel for longer than he originally planned. It should be in bookstores some time before his death.

Bob Dylan: From The Village to the Basement

Spotlight Artist: Amy Black – “Whiskey and Wine”

Father’s Day Special: An Interview With Jim Avett (Father to Scott and Seth Avett)

Kelley Anderson’s New Band: Grand Strand

Rosanne Cash: American Music’s Theoretical Physicist of Love

The Brothers Comatose – “Respect The Van”

Record Store Day 2012

Album Review: The Vespers: “The Fourth Wall” (Black Suit)

SXSW: Alabama Shakes @ Stubb’s, 3-15-12

Album Review: Mercyland, Hymns For The Rest of Us (Mercyland Records)

Heartless Bastards: “Parted Ways” Video, New Album “Arrow”

Johnny Cash Birthday Bash, Feb. 24-25 – Brooklyn

Little John the Conqueror: An Interview with The Reverend John DeLore

Beyond The Music: Mark Lennon – “California Calling”