JD Simo… The Chicago-born, now Nashville transplant is like a one-man crusade dedicated to keeping music real, raw, and honest. No matter the setting and no matter his role (whether it’s wingman or bandleader)
J.D.’s presence infuses the situation of the moment with the music that’s been fueling him pretty much his whole life, spiced with influences that straddle both decades and dimensions.
As a songwriter, guitarist, and producer he has worked with the likes of Jack White, Tommy Emmanuel, Luther Dickinson, Dave Cobb, Blackberry Smoke, and even been a member of Grateful Dead founder Phil Lesh’ “Phil & Friends”.
Now he comes forth with his most unique, original and rawest effort yet… “Mind Control” which drops November 5th 2021.
Rolling Stone lauded, “J.D. Simo spins soulful psychedelic blues rock with an improvisational bent reminiscent of the Grateful Dead and Stevie Ray Vaughan”. His current album was released on August 21, 2020 and was recorded at The Sound Emporium in Nashville (Alabama shakes, Robert Plant, Jason Isbell) and produced by Eddie Spear (Brandi Carlisle, Chris Stapleton). JD scored the new Baz Lurhman directed Warner Bros Elvis biopic starring Tom Hanks as Col Tom Parker under the music supervision of Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlisle), playing all guitar and co-scoring the entire movie due this year…you can view the trailer HERE.