JD Simo

JD Simo is an up-and-coming local Nashville guitarist. Since moving to Nashville in 2006, he’s become an in-demand session musician as well as a regular performer in the Don Kelly Band, which counts Redd Volkaert, Johnny Hiland, and Brent Mason as alumni.

I had a chance to see Simo this past weekend at Robert’s Western World in downtown Nashville. Although I was only able to catch a few minutes of his set, I can see why he’s been garnering great reviews. Apparently, the word has already gone around Nashville, because Robert’s was standing room only with wall-to-wall people. I’m looking forward to catching a longer set next time, hopefully with a little more room to move! Here’s a clip of Simo playing some blues with the Don Kelly Band:

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Bob Boyle

Stumbled into Robert’s in downtown Nashville this evening and was absolutely astounded. INCREDIBLE Band and J.D. Simo reminds me of bass and J.D. Simo is by far the greatest guitarist I have witnessed play in my 52 years.

October 6th, 2011 at 00:29
Bob Boyle

Apologies —– error in comment.
Please read: J. D. Simo is by far the greatest guitarist I have witnessed play in my 52 years. The Bass player was also sensational.

October 6th, 2011 at 00:32

Bob, JD is certainly a fantastic guitarist. If you live in the Nashville area, he occasionally fronts his own blues-based band. I haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, but I hope to soon.

October 9th, 2011 at 14:18

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