Feb. 14, 2023

JD Simo - Elvis Movie Guitarist

JD Simo - Elvis Movie Guitarist

On this episode Brian is joined by JD Simo.


Nashville-based guitarist, singer and songwriter JD Simo released his new album, ‘Songs From The House Of Grease’, on 13th January. Recorded with his trio which includes drummer Adam Abrashoff and bassist Todd Bolden.


Containing five songs with a total running time of 40 minutes, it includes covers of John Coltrane's 'Afro Blue', Blind Alfred Reed's 'How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live' and Mississippi Fred McDowell's 'Mortgage on My Soul’, plus a free jazz take on Simo’s own 'Higher Plane' (from his self-titled 2020 solo record) and a brand new Meters inspired cut entitled ‘Missy’s Strut’. The last of these was immediately added to Spotify’s popular Instrumental Funk playlist upon release.


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".


In 2018 following a phone call from friend Dave Cobb, JD was chosen to record all the guitar parts for the blockbuster biopic Elvis. A lifelong fan of Elvis, JD Simo was thrilled to play a part in the making of the movie. 


Songs included in this episode:

  • Mortgage on My Soul
  • Missy’s Strut


Tune in to hear all about:

  • Songs from the house of Grease
  • JD's experience making the Elvis movie
  • Concert experiences.
  • Collaborating with Jack White, Phil Lesh etc
  • Much Much More!!!


Find JD Simo here:

  • https://simo.fm/
  • https://www.facebook.com/jdsimomusic
  • https://twitter.com/jdsimomusic
  • https://www.instagram.com/jdsimomusic/


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