In a town near you

Hey hey! First I wanna say thanks to everyone who have ordered and downloaded the new cd! And everyone who picked up a copy at a show! If you don’t have a copy yet, you can order one here.. Or you can get a copy at a show.

Speaking of shows, I’m going on a couple road trips coming up.  June 18, I’ll be in Long Island New York at Stephen Talkhouse to do an acoustic opening set for Lee Roy Parnell, then again the next night on the 19th in Brooklyn at The Shop with Lee Roy.  Saturday June 20, I’ll be doing two shows, 3pm and 8pm, at the Burlington Memorial Auditorium with “1964” Beatles tribute band.

July brings me back to the place I played my very first show with Leon Russell. I’ll be bringing my band to Dan’s Silverleaf Tavern July 2nd. I’m looking forward to going back! The next night we get to visit Muskogee OK and spend the evening with Honey and a big group of Leon Lifers at the Historical Roxy Theater. Gonna do some jammin’ with The BeatSmacks too!

I got a buncha local acoustic performances and band shows coming up too! For all dates and details, go to tour dates and click the links. Any questions, please email me!


“Set Me On Free”

About two years ago, right after I left Leon Russell’s band, I started working with a friend and lyricist, Walter Barker. I was co-writing and producing some songs for him. Over the months, a few songs turned into a few more, then more and more.. after a while the idea came up, and we decided that it would make a great next album for me…
It’s a weird feeling, because I wasn’t thinking about producing an album for myself… so it’s a mash-up of styles and attitudes but I think they all ended up sounding like me.

I’ll be posting a sneak peek track pretty soon.

Chris Simmons, “Set Me On Free”
release date: March 10, 2015

Back on the road again

I’ve been running in overdrive for about two weeks. Still more to come, but I wanna take a breath and a moment to say how much fun and fulfillment it was along the way in Tulsa, Muskogee, Memphis, Nashville and back home in Huntsville last night… (and my regular stops at Sebastian’s and Todd English Pub too). Over these days, I’ve felt welcomed and overwhelmed with love and support, brotherhood,professionalism and respect… and friendship.. from old and new friends. I must give thanks to so many people who helped make it happen and helped make it great while it was happening. There are so many of you who are a part of all this. A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL! My band, the fans, old and new friends, my family(and new family). The ones who were there and also the ones who wanted to be there, but couldn’t. You are all in my heart and on my mind and I hope you all know how big a part you each play and how much I appreciate you all.

…there are some photos: