Albert Simpson

Albert Simpson

 Gadsden, Alabama, USA

Southern Fried Folk!


Albert Simpson, from Gadsden Alabama, performs mostly solo utilizing percussion instruments like the tambourine and the porchboard, which is an instrument that sounds like a kick drum. With the addition of the guitar and vocals you could close your eyes and think you were listing to a whole band. Simpson’s folksy back porch flavor makes his music feel like an old friend. After performing for over twenty years, this artist is now known as one of the best solo acts on the scene. His southern fried folk funk flavor is intoxicating!

After recording with Johnny Sandlin, who produced great acts like, The Allman Brothers Band and Widespread Panic, Johnny brought his expertise to “Don't Wake Albert”, which was Simpson’s first studio project. The CD received raving reviews in publications such as: Vintage Guitar Magazine, Relix, and Hittin' the Note. It has even been said that it ranks as one of Johnny's best projects, and parallels his work on Widespread Panic's landmark second album.

The artist’s most current work is titled “Roll Your Mind”. Not only did Albert play all the instruments and write the songs, he also helped produce the record with the help of Mark Turnham from Xcessive Sound. This all original project has an underlying natural earthy tone and is one of Albert’s most genuine recordings. Performing mostly in the Southeast, he has in the past few years, expanded his touring from coast to coast. Recently filmed by Google and PBS for ad campaigns in the Gulf Coast. Albert is currently planning an extensive tour of the US.


Highly Kind "don't wake Albert"
Roll Your Mind
Alive and Not For Sale Vol. 1
Alive and Not For Sale vol. 2

Set List

Albert Simpson

roll your mind
the key
son of the blues
broke, disgusted, can't be trusted
the drunk song
one good woman
same old thing
time to spare
Don't Wake Albert
don't wake elvis
have a little faith
you think you know someone
bury my soul
bits & pieces
table of the lord
done my time
somebody's gotta make a move
looks can be deceiving
fell off the wagon

The Band
up on cripple creek
the weight
the night they drove old Dixie down
atlantic city

Van Morrison
and it stoned me
cleaning windows
into the mystic

Steve Miller Band
the joker
take the money and run
dance, dance, dance
big old jet airliner

dixieland delight

Billy Joel
only the good die young
you may be right
movin' out
captain jack

Bob Seger
turn the page
Hollywood nights

Marshal Tucker Band
can't you see
heard it in a love song

Hall and Oates
rich girl

Widespread Panic
porch song
travelin' light