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 TheNervousBreakdown.com, 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.

Album Review: Marshall Chapman – “Big Lonesome” (TallGirl Records)

Q&A with The Secret Sisters – (Way More Than 12 Questions)

Live Review: Morgan Taylor’s Gustafer Yellowgold – Eddie’s Attic, Atlanta, GA, 9-26-10

Album Review: Dylan LeBlanc – Paupers Field – (Rough Trade)

Album Review: Sally Spring – “Made of Stars” – (Sniffinpup Records)

Album Review: Bloody War: Songs 1924-1936 – (Tompkins Square)

Album Review: Manda Mosher – City of Clowns – (Red Parlor Records)

Album Review: Miniature Tigers “FORTRESS” (Modern Art/ILG)

Book Review: Rosanne Cash – Composed

Rare short film by Exene Cervenka & Modi Frank, starring Kevin Costner — proceeds go to Gulf Coast aid orgs.

Charlie Louvin – Hickory Wind: Live at the Gram Parsons Guitar Pull, Waycross, GA – (Tompkins Square Records)

Spotlight on Megan McCormick – “Honest Words”

Jim Avett Talks About Family, Nashville, New CD "Tribes"

Jim Lauderdale – Patchwork River – (Thirty Tigers)