Jason Adamo

Early Show

Jason Adamo

Keaton Simons

Tue, December 11, 2012

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

The Pour House Music Hall

Raleigh, NC

$6 online / $8 at the door

Jason Adamo
Jason Adamo
At the age of 26, Jason Adamo had already established himself as a truly soulful singer, entrancing audiences across the U.S. (playing venues such as The Bitter End in NYC to The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles)
with his inspired lyrics and raspy falsetto, while sharing the bill with many noted musicians including Ben Harper, Martin Sexton, and Will Hoge. Now with his new record, and the addition of John Briggs, Doug
Casteen, Fabio Consani and Shedrick Williams, The Jason Adamo Band puts a new spin on Adamo's classic soul. The collaboration of these various talents pulls years of experience and influences from country
music, rock and classic blues to create a refreshing, nostalgic and unique musical experience with an eclectic feel, unique to the industry today.
Keaton Simons
Keaton Simons
Keaton Simons plays music simply because he has to. With an extensive palate including a degree in Ethnomusicology, Keaton's craving for a diverse musical adventure has pushed him into many different genres. He's worked as a writer, musical director, singer, bassist and guitarist with notable acts like Gnarls Barkley, Black Eyed Peas, Snoop Dogg and Tre Hardson of the L.A. alternative rap group The Pharcyde. In addition, Keaton has found himself opening for Coldplay, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar and Train, writing with Jason Mraz and Hanson, producing a song for Disney teen star Nolan Sotillo (a Keaton composition, We Could Be Anything, in the new film Prom), and acting as the face of Advanced Guitar for the new Xbox game Rocksmith.

It is when performing his own songs, whether in the studio, alone on acoustic guitar or electric with his full band, that Keaton Simons truly shines. The energy and passion that Keaton brings to his work is as infectious as his lyrics and as soul stirring as his melodies. It is because of that immediate connection demanded by Keaton and his songs that many have been heard in dozens of feature films and television shows, including NCIS, Numb3rs, Malcolm in the Middle and Crash. It also doesn't hurt that Keaton himself is as down-to-Earth and genuinely appealing as his music. Go to one of Keaton's shows and you're as likely to see teenagers dancing in front as you are to see people 20-years older sitting in back, all drawn together by the universal appeal of his music.

Keaton has produced music with Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, One Republic), The Matrix (Avril Lavigne, Liz Phair) and David Bianco (Tom Petty, Bob Dylan), and has released albums both independently and through major labels, most recently 2008's Can You Hear Me on CBS Records. In 2011, Keaton Simons finds himself putting the final touches on a co-produced album with Mikal Blue, set for release in late-2011/early-2012, and preparing to spend time on the road, gaining fans the old fashioned way: One song at a time.
Venue Information:
The Pour House Music Hall
224 S. Blount
Raleigh, NC, 27601
http://www.the-pour-house.com/