Having wowed UK and mainland European audiences back in March when performing a series of solo shows in support of Tommy Emmanuel, Nashville-based guitarist and vocalist JD Simo will return in October for his own headlining tour….and this time he will be accompanied by his band – drummer Adam Abrashoff and bassist Andraleia Buch.
JD’s full European tour itinerary is as follows.
01.10.19  DEN HAAG Paard Van Troje
02.10.19  TILBURG Cul De Sac
03.10.19  JENA Paradiescafé
04.10.19  HAMBURG Indra Club 64
05.10.19  FRANKFURT Nachtleben
06.10.19  KÖLN Helios 37
08.10.19  LEIPZIG Werk 2
10.10.19  DORTMUND Musiktheater Piano
11.10.19  FULDA Kulturkeller
13.10.19  HULL The Polar Bear
14.10.19  MANCHESTER Academy 3
15.10.19  LONDON Underworld
16.10.19  NORWICH The Waterfront
JD Simo is a Nashville-based guitarist and vocalist who wants his listeners to know that what matters,to him first and foremost is that music should be honest. He offers this in spades on his debut solo album, ‘Off At 11’, a psychedelic, free-flowing, dynamic kaleidoscope of sound, energy and vibe that incorporates elements of Acid rock, traditional blues, folk, soul and free form jazz around JD’s improvisational skills.
With influences as diverse as the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Captain Beefheart, Miles Davis and the Allman Brothers, to blues guitarists such as Lightnin’ Hopkins and BB King, this young artist is taking the listener on a musical journey using LOVE as the guideposts. JD explains: “There is an underlying theme of love that permeates the album, outward love but also inner and self love. Everything is so heavy these days, but I just want to point out some joy, love and deep passion; in this world, we all share that spirit.”
JD previously fronted the psychedelic soul group SIMO and gained a solid following from touring with acts such as Blackberry Smoke, The Gregg Allman band, Warren Haynes, Tommy Emmanuel and more. The band released two albums for the Mascot Label Group that received praise from US publications such as No Depression, Rolling Stone and various specialist guitar magazines. “The experience with SIMO set the stage and pushed me forward to record ‘Off At 11’. I loved the process, the playing and the struggle to make this record a reality. I hope everyone feels the love,” he concludes.