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Biography

Scott Simpson is a songwriter, poet, educator and indie music producer who lives in Spearfish Canyon. He’s been songwriting and recording songs since age six or seven, and since 2000, has produced and released more than 25 albums (most available on all digital outlets).

Scott was a high school and college English teacher and theatre director for many years and completed his Ph.D. in Creative Writing in 1997. After publishing for several years in various poetry publications (including a 2000 nomination for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry), Scott began to transition his writing focus from poetry to songwriting.

Scott has composed music for several educational documentary films, including Tasunke Witko, an award-winning documentary film about the life of Crazy Horse. He also composed and directed the music for the Black Hills themed musical, Deadeye’s Wild West, produced in Spearfish and Lead in the summers of 2013-14.

Scott performs occasionally in the Black Hills region, but his focus is primarily on songwriting, recording and producing via his indie-studio, Dancin’ Moon, at his home in Spearfish Canyon. His work spans genres including folk, rock, blues, bluegrass, jazz, swing, country and even rap. His goals in songwriting and composing are the same as they were in his poetry—to explore, to expand, to work through challenging experiences and to mark a clear trail he can follow back home… or that others can follow and extend. Scott loves connecting with his community here at home in the Black Hills and has also enjoyed building a digital community around the globe through platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music and CD Baby. All of his work can be accessed at www.ScottSimpsonMusic.com.

Full Discography:

2000 Ozzie's Guitar (available digitally and on CD at CDBaby)
2000 Topo: Acoustic Landscapes (available digitally and on CD at CDBaby)
2002 Grace AVAILABLE as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
2005 Circuitous (released on CD though no longer available, Remastered and rereleased in 2015 on Circuitous & Before the Great Divide Remastered double album)
2006 Before the Great Divide (released on CD, though though no longer available, Remastered and rereleased in 2015 on Circuitous & Before the Great Divide Remastered double album)
2008 Nothing Knew AVAILABLE as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
2008 Mirrorhouse Poet: Seven Years REMASTERED as a part of 2017's Reflections & Refugees LP
2008 RED EP AVAILABLE as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
2009 Beyond Words: Rivers and Landscapes (not currently available)
2009 "Breaking Shells" film soundtrack AVAILABLE as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
2010 Everything Under the Sun REMASTERED as a part of 2017's Reflections & Refugees LP
2010 Letting the Sunlight Back In AVAILABLE as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
2011 "Tasunke Witko (Crazy Horse) documentary film soundtrack AVAILABLE as a CD and digital release on CD Baby, and digitally on iTunes and Amazon
2011 No Standing AVAILABLE as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
2011 Never Walk Alone (not released)
2011 Photo Graphe' EP (no longer available)
2012 Digital Citizenship: Breaking the Culture of Mean film Soundtrack AVAILABLE as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
2012 The Long View LP AVAILABLE as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
2012 Campy LP (a "best of" compilation from "Circuitous" and "Before the Great Divide" no longer available)
2012 Black Hills Dirt EP AVAILABLE as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
2012 Nebraska Catfish LP AVAILABLE as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
2013 Edge of the Known LP AVAILABLE as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
2014 Deadeye's Wild West Original Cast Recording LP AVAILABLE as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
2014 LIVE in the Black Hills LP AVAILABLE as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
2014 Do Not Rush the Dawn LP AVAILABLE as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
2015 The Road Behind LP AVAILABLE as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
2015 Circuitous & Before the Great Divide Remastered double LP AVAILABLE as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
2017 Two Weeks in April LP AVAILABLE as a CD and digital release on CD Baby, and digitally on iTunes and Amazon
2017 Reflections & Refugees LP AVAILABLE as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
2017 Refuge LP AVAILABLE as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
2018 A. Dream LP AVAILABLE as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
2018 Gravitate LP AVAILABLE as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
2019 LIVE in the Black Hills, Vol. 2 as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon

More information and links can be found at scottsimpsonmusic.com

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