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 get the feel of 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.
On Albert's album, “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.
Currently signed with 10 Ton Records, out of the Muscle Shoals area, Albert is working with Jeremy Stephens on his most current project.
Performing mostly in the Southeast, he has in the past few years, expanded his touring from coast to coast.