Keaton Simons – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – December 14th, 2012

Keaton Simons

Keaton Simons

Jason Adamo

Fri, December 14, 2012

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$10.00

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.
Jason Adamo
Jason Adamo
An interesting thing happens when a tight 6-piece band of respectively talented musicians ditches gimmicks and masks; honest, unpretentious, full-bodied music is born. The Jason Adamo Band started with the man himself, a truly soulful singer with inspired lyrics and raspy falsetto. Although a native of Raleigh, NC, Adamo is also recognized as a staple in the New York City underground music scene a
nd is featured in writer Heather Jacks’ upcoming book and multimedia project on busking, The Noise Beneath The Apple. Jacks shines light on Adamo’s Joe Cocker-like “bold grit and heart,” and ability to take a captive audience from “engaged silence” to a “floor stomping, rollicking, good time.”

With the addition of John Briggs (drums), Doug Casteen (lead guitar), Fabio Consani (harmonica, acoustic guitar), and Mark McKee (Bass) who all bring years of unique experiences and influences, The Jason Adamo Band (JAB) creates a brotherly vibe and puts a new spin on Adamo’s classic soul.

The JAB recently(independently) released their EP Bricks & Mortar on June 5, 2012, following their 2010 full-length Transistor. Recorded at K House Recording Studio in Raleigh, NC, the EP was engineered by K House owner Mark McKee and Derek Olds, and produced by the band’s own John Briggs, who also produced Transistor..


In recent years, Jason Adamo has played shows all over the United States opening the show for many noted musicians-among them are:

Tim Reynolds (DMB Guitarist), Orianthi (Michael Jackson Guitarist), Bobby Long (ATO Recording Artist) Ryan Cabrera, Martin Sexton, The Lovell Sisters, Corey Smith, The Kin, Carbon Leaf, Tyrone Wells, Ernie Halter, Hobex, The Presidents of the United States, Better Than Ezra, Brandi Carlile, Dishwalla, Will Hoge, Brian VanderArk, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Caitlin Cary and Thad Cockrell.

As well as playing side stage for the following National Acts:

Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Damien Marley, Rogue Wave, The Allman Brothers Band, Nickelback, Puddle of Mudd, Finger Eleven, Hootie and the Blowfish, Bryan Adams, Def Leppard, Buddy Guy, Johnny Lang, Arc Angels, Monte Montgomery, and Kenny Wayne Shepperd.
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/