Scott's been writing and songwriting (and trying to record songs) since he was six or seven. He got some equipment, including a used Tascam 4-track cassette recorder, around 1989 from a good friend (thanks Brett!) and started honing his recording, mixing and composing skills. He was briefly part of a garage-band in the late eighties that played only one gig... at an open mic in a bar. He and Mark and Brad played their originals to a group of tipsy patrons who wanted only Zeppelin covers (which was not part of their repertoire). Other than that, and playing drums with a summer-camp touring band for a small college in Nebraska one summer, Scott has never had a "band."
In the nineties, he and his wife Sheryl, often accompanied by their daughters Maegan and Laurel, sang folksy tunes in coffee-houses, libraries, and at one high school reunion (... oh, also at an induction ceremony for Job's Daughters). They produced a couple of cassette albums for family... one Christmas cassette, and one titled for their "hit" of that period... a sing-a-long highlighting their daughters based on Sheryl's grandfather's old saying, "Take all you want, but Eat all you Take!"
The turn of the millennium saw the purchase of a Roland digital recorder and the beginning of the digital age for the Simpson family. Scott got an account with CDBaby and began producing CDs. Not all have been released, but the full discography is as follows:
2000 Ozzie's Guitar (available digitally and on CD at CDBaby)
2000 Topo: Acoustic Landscapes (available digitally and on CD at CDBaby)
2002 Grace (never released)
2005 Circuitous (released on CD though no longer available, beyond a couple of copies in my basement)
2006 Before the Great Divide (released on CD, though not available beyond the STACK of them in my basement... email me if you want one)
2008 Nothing Knew AVAILABLE as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon
2008 Mirrorhouse Poet: Seven Years AVAILABLE at http://noisetrade.com/scottsimpson
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" documentary film soundtrack AVAILABLE at http://noisetrade.com/scottsimpson
2010 Everything Under the Sun AVAILABLE at http://noisetrade.com/scottsimpson
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 at http://noisetrade.com/scottsimpson
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 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" AVAILABLE at http://www.noisetrade.com/scottsimpson
2012 Dirt EP AVAILABLE at http://noisetrade.com/scottsimpson
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
Most tracks can be streamed...
Scott's still composing and recording, though he has moved from the Roland to Mac-based software (mostly GarageBand). He's doing more documentary and film work connected with the Educational Group he works for, Technology and Innovation in Education. His oldest daughter got married in 2010, and his youngest left home for college in 2011.
Scott can pick through a couple of Zeppelin covers now.