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Keaton Simons

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“An old soul in a young man’s voice” is the headline on the front page of the Los Angeles Times Calendar section. The article is about 26 year old Keaton Simons, whose voice is described as having a “lived-in quality that will echo in our minds and hearts for years to come”. Keaton’s fascination with music surfaced early. Singing since he could talk and picking up Beethoven on the piano by ear while still in preschool, Keaton finally started his lifetime love affair with the guitar at age 12.

As a 17 year old out of high school, Keaton started thinking about college. He decided on The Evergreen State College, located in Olympia, Washington. The area, which has become known as a fertile breeding ground for music and art, proved perfect to set in motion his initiation into the immense world of music. It was there that Keaton started writing songs. He dove in headfirst, taking on courses ranging from 20th century classical composition to Indonesian gamelan music to jazz and quite a lot in between. Keaton’s years at Evergreen not only introduced him to diverse global music but also taught him to incorporate everything into his own sensibilities. Major record labels have accused Keaton of being too diverse to contain.

After an early graduation, it was back to Los Angeles, playing music with old friends like Tre Hardson (of The Pharcyde) and new ones like singer N’Dea Davenport (of the Brand New Heavies), Kim Hill (of the Black Eyed Peas), underground hip-hop legend Medusa and appearing on Jay Leno’s TONIGHT SHOW with hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg.

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  • TNwilliams22

    I love this artist. He's so amazingly down to earth. I got to talk to him and Curtis Peoples when they played at Newby's in Memphis for the Curly Rock Tour. It's truly refereshing to see an artist of his caliber that doesn't seem to have his head up his ass. :) The cover he did of Muddy Water Blues was killer!

    6 Feb 2011 Reply
  • pauljalessi

    Keaton Simons is a great performer! I really like his music.

    15 May 2010 Reply
  • BlackHearts09

    I love this guy! he has got major talent! my fav is "Good Things Get Better"! (www.myspace.com/keatonsimons)

    4 Dec 2009 Reply
  • PaperChaserProd

    Keaton Simons, Trevor Hall, Tyrone Wells, Lettuce, Ivan Neville, Melvin Seals, and many more to play "ROCK THE RESORT"; DEC 4, 5, 6 more info at www.PaperChaserProductions.com

    14 Nov 2009 Reply
  • iky420

    oh wow.

    14 Nov 2009 Reply
  • hanganeko

    He has amazing talent. I continue supporting him!!!

    28 Jun 2009 Reply
  • hollyy___x

    Sounds good, could be big.

    17 Mar 2009 Reply
  • marcyjmf

    "on the outside I seem fine but when you look into my eyes, baby you're bound to see me shakin'"

    20 Nov 2008 Reply
  • DaisyKary

    I am amazed!! Keaton is sooooo talented!!!

    28 Sep 2008 Reply
  • dturgentbyrne

    What kind of music is her doing now? I liked the CURRENTLY EP, but more recently I heard his Talking Heads cover and didn't really like the sound of it (and was shocked to learn it was Keaton Simons, it didn't sound like what I knew and liked).

    25 Aug 2008 Reply
  • nonameiwant

    I'm hoping I get work off next week so I can see his live show. I've been a fan for a couple of years, yet I've yet to see him live. I think his first time here was last month when I was in russia

    9 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Popping12ock

    Keaton is absolutely amazing. His song without your skin is one of my favorites.

    9 May 2008 Reply
  • courtneyhelena

    Anyone who is just beginning to listen to Keaton, know that he sounds just as good, if not better in person... so go see a show!! It's worth it, especially since it's quite routine for him to continue the show after it's over, outside surrounded by some fans and close friends!

    31 Jan 2008 Reply
  • thisemptylife

    You're wicked talented loved your band humor interview!

    23 Dec 2006 Reply

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