Simon Joyner is a singer/songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

He began writing and performing his songs in 1990, releasing a few cassette recordings of his first songs to a growing local audience before his first vinyl-only LP "The Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll" brought him international attention in 1994.
He has since released several LPs and singles as well as many compilation appearances over the last decade on many labels, U.S. and European.

He is a favorite of John Peel who gave him his first radio play outside the U.S.

A fearless songwriter, Roger Hoover has distilled the experiences of an American wanderer into songs that illuminate the ethereal worlds and promise within each of us. Even in the most desperate times, there is a blush of hope, a glimmer of promise. The darkness underlying Hoover’s compositions over eight albums explore the mysterious religiosity of swirling Depression-era dust storms, as the harsh North Dakota wilderness and of finding work there, the yearning for quiet places far from humanity, Saint John’s contemplative life and brotherhood, and one man’s gratitude for love and the potential inside all of us to change our landscape, songs that playwright Tyler Whidden says, “howl with the voices of the disenfranchised and heartbroken whose ghosts hang like shadows.”

Roger Hoover has toured and/or recorded with many of the top names in the industry, including Hayes Carll, Shovels & Rope, Cory Branan, Lucero, Charlie Parr, J. Roddy Walston, and more. Hoover is the recipient of numerous Best Americana, Best Songwriter, and Best Guitarist awards from the likes of Cleveland Magazine, Cleveland Scene, and Free Times. In 2012 the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives invited Hoover to donate his original manuscripts into their archives.

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