Playin' in the Hills
: Glen Simpson was born in Williamson, WV and now resides in Hardy, Ky. A multi-talented performer, Glen uniquely fuses mountain and folk instrumentation with lyrics of everyday life. Audiences delight in the hidden wit in his original tunes. Playin' In the Hills is Glen's seventh release on his own Tomato Gravy Records. Glen plays clawhammer banjo, mandolin, guitar, harmonica and sings most of the harmonies. Guest fiddler, Jimmy McCown, was founding member of 'Outdoor Plumbing Company' and with his wife Ada, they now play the Old Time circuit. The versatility of Glen's songwriting has captured the attention of a diverse following. His ballad, "Red Robin Inn", was performed live on Mountain Stage public radio program by host, Larry Groce. Glen's CD "Up The Holler" was a "Independent Music Awards" 2002 finalist for album of the year. He has also performed at the "Woodsongs Radio Hour", Joe Dobbs Show on W. Va. Public Radio stations, Aunt Jenny Wilson Festival in Logan, W. Va., Vandalia Gathering in Charleston, W. Va. and many others.