Rather than simply roll up to those fabled crossroads of blues lore, JD Simo builds a bridge by hand. The Chicago-born and Nashville-based singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer connects the missing link between Motown and Woodstock as he fuses fluid and fiery fretwork with vital and vulnerable vocals. Acclaimed by Rolling Stone, NPR, Guitar Player, Relix, No Depression, and more, he perfects this balance on his self-titled second full-length album, JD Simo.

Logging hundreds of gigs annually, he has collaborated with Jack White, Tommy Emmanuel, Luther Dickinson, Blackberry Smoke, and more. Not to mention, he graced the bills of festivals, including Bonnaroo, Warren Hayne’s Christmas Jam, and Mountain Jam. Phil Lesh, iconic co-founder of The Grateful Dead, invited him to join Phil Lesh and Friends. Meanwhile, JD’s 2019 solo album, Off At 11, incited fan fervor and tastemaker praise. Billboard claimed the record, “channels forbearers such as Jimi Hendrix, Santana and the Allman Brothers Band,” and Guitar World dubbed it, “another step toward the 34-year-old Chicago native establishing himself as a contemporary blues rock giant.”

Though he can’t perform “in-person” JD has been bringing his music and personality to fans through a multitude of projects he’s started in quarantine. Greasy Time is his weekly Facebook Live series where he performs, plays some of his favorite music, and interacts with fans. JD has started an Instagram podcast series called Brother From Another Mother, where JD talks with other musicians. He has also started another Instagram series called #TShirtTales, where he supports local businesses, artists, and other things that he likes, while also creating Spotify playlists that coincide with each episode.

 

Videos & Tracks

Downloads

Tourdates

past events

01.10
2019

JD SIMO // PAARD, Den Haag
The Hague, Netherlands

02.10
2019

JD Simo | Cul de Sac
Tilburg, Netherlands

03.10
2019

JD SIMO Paradies-Cafe
Jena, Germany

04.10
2019

JD SIMO - Hamburg, Indra
Hamburg, Germany

05.10
2019

JD Simo | Nachtleben Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany

06.10
2019

J.D. SIMO I Helios37
Cologne

08.10
2019

J.D. Simo | WERK2-Kulturfabrik
Leipzig, Germany

10.10
2019

JD Simo | Musiktheater Piano
Dortmund, Germany

11.10
2019

JD SIMO | Kulturkeller
Fulda, Germany

14.10
2019

JD Simo | Manchester Academy
Manchester, United Kingdom

16.10
2019

JD Simo | The Waterfront Norwich
Norwich, United Kingdom

Contact

Booking Europe: hendrik@eat-music.net

Booking USA: kevin@nstarartists.com

Info

Releases:

Rise & Shine (2017)
Let Love Show The Way (2016)
Simo (2012)

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