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Michael Sweet of Stryper-4-23-2015-www.michaelsweet.com
Kip Winger of Winger-4-30-15-www.kipwinger.com
An Evening with “SOMEBODY”S DARLING”
Feb-27-2015-9:00 pm est.
The new album “ADULT ROOMMATES” is here. The whole thing was recorded earlier this year at the Echo Lab in Denton, TX, all on 2″ analog tape, with producer Beau Bedford and producer/sound engineer Matt Pence (Midlake, Jason Isbell, Glossary, Jay Farrar, Will Johnson).
“The blues are making a massive comeback. Everybody from The Black Keys to Jack White to the Alabama Shakes are making a splash in this resurgent genre. And, now we can add another name to the list of fresh & exciting acts in the neo-blues scene, Somebody’s Darling…
These Dallas, TX rockers are equal bits Gary Clark Jr. and ZZ Ward”
– Baeble Music
“…think vintage, raw, awesome.” – CULTURE COLLiDE
“Farris is a force as a singer, as a conveyor of hopefulness and of despair.”
” With Somebody’s Darling’s excellent new album, can we call this prediction a winner?”
– Dallas Observer
“Comparisons could be made to the bluesier Alabama Shakes it will be interesting to see if
Somebody’s Darling enjoys the same career trajectory.”
– The Fort Worth Star Telegram (Dallas/ Fort Worth)
” The third time really is the charm for Dallas rockers Somebody’s Darling. The bluesy rock band has grown into a heck of a group with singer Amber Farris at the lead.”
– The Dallas Morning News
“An Evening with SIMO” Mach-20th at 9:00 pm est
“Old School to the max and playing vintage guitars onstage!! JD is one of the best out there right now… One of the guys on the scene I’d love to jam with… ” – Joe Bonamassa
J. D. Simo spins soulful psychedelic blues rock with an improvisational bent reminiscent of the Grateful Dead and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Though he’s been performing in bands since his teenage years, the 28-year-old has begun to get national attention with his namesake group, Simo. They performed at Bonnaroo this year, have opened for veterans like Warren Haynes and put out their first, self-titled album in 2012.
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They say that rock is dead. Fans lament the loss of breath-taking musicianship and a sound that explodes with heart and sou…l. Fortunately, there is a beacon of light that can be found in the burgeoning Nashville rock scene and that is the band SIMO. SIMO is rooted in the blues-rock power trios of the late ‘60s and their undeniable talent and swagger will lead rock into the next decade and beyond. The three young men of SIMO fuse the improvisational brilliance of jazz, the gritty power of rock, and the soulfulness of blues to create a transcendent live experience. Their set lists, songs, and solos change every night and there is an energy in the air that keeps the audience wondering, “What’s going to happen next?”
During the past three years, the band has built a name for itself on the touring circuit by performing at music festivals including Mountain Jam, Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, and Bonnaroo. The audiences that have been lucky enough to see SIMO play live have been mesmerized by their technical ability and song crafting prowess that pays tribute to so many of the band’s musical influences.SIMO is virtuoso guitarist J.D. Simo, Frank Swart on bass, and Adam Abrashoff on drums. Born in the shadow of Wrigley Field, J.D. took up the guitar at an early age and obsessively studied the recorded works of his musical forefathers. Realizing at age 15 that music would be his life, he dropped out of school, hit the road, and has never looked back. His journey led him to Nashville where, in a desperate attempt to pay rent and eat, he gathered up his guitar and headed down to Lower Broadway. Playing for tips on the street, he eventually caught the eye of Don Kelley of the renowned Don Kelley Band at Robert’s Western World. Linking up with Kelley and cranking out country-western classics for the honky tonk crowd, J.D. routinely dropped jaws as he unleashed his blues-soaked take on the country favorites. It didn’t take long until his name was on the lips of every discerning music aficionado in town.Boston native Frank Swart has an impressive list of credits as a bassist, producer, and co-writer for artists like Morphine, Patty Griffin, and Norah Jones. Born and bred in Akron, OH, drummer Adam Abrashoff began his musical journey playing with noted Akron blues musicians Dan Auerbach, Pat Sweany, and Mike Lenz. Thereafter, he moved to Nashville and has built a rock solid reputation as a session player. Together, these three master musicians conjure a sorcerous sound that assaults your senses in the best way possible and always leave you wanting more.
Shaking off the demise of CDs, SIMO harkens back to the days when bands built followings not online, but night after night, show after show, on stage. And one thing is for certain…after you see SIMO live you will want to see them again (and again), and will frantically check your local listings to see when they’re coming back to your t