Glen Simpson was born in Williamson, West Virginia and now resides in Hardy, Kentucky. 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.

Glen has performed extensively in Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia. Local venues had Glen fronting Norman Blake, Trapezoid, Robin & Linda Williams and playing Appalshop Theater several times, including shows with Si Kahn, Andrew McKnight and many talented regional performers. Glenís authentic style makes him a favorite with the Habitat for Humanity and Appalachian Service Project groups that volunteer in our region.

The versatility of Glenís 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. Glenís 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 West Virginia Public Radio stations, Aunt Jenny Wilson Festival in Logan, West Virginia, Vandalia Gathering in Charleston, West Virginia and many others.


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