An award-winning storyteller, Bil grew up in a family where the truth was fluid! Bil became adept at spinning tales and exaggerating circumstances at an early age. Lepp explains that while his stories may not be completely true, they are always honest. Lepp has been featured 15 times at the National Storytelling Festival, and his festival appearances include the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Bil lives in Charleston, WV, and is the author of six books and sixteen audio collections. Bil is the recipient of many awards. Most recently, his new children’s book, The Princess and the Pickup Truck won the 2019 NAAPA award. Bil received the 2018 Vandalia Award- West Virginia’s highest folk arts award, and a 2018 Parents’ Choice Silver Award- for his CD, Raised on Hosewater.
“[Lepp] goes for the funny bone. He stuffs his hands in his pockets and leans back as he nonchalantly lets drop the zinger to his tale.” – The Boston Globe