JD SIMO : ‘Old Black Mattie’ – acclaimed US singer-songwriter and guitarist covers R.L. Burnside standard

JD SIMO
OLD BLACK MATTIE

new single
out 25.03.22
(Crows Feet Records)

audio
youtu.be/VVWUfJMJzFw

digital services link
orcd.co/jdobm

The second of two cover versions released since Xmas by the renowned US singer, songwriter and guitarist JD Simo is his take on the late R. L. Burnside standard ‘Old Black Mattie’, which JD states “is a favourite of mine and my band members, so we put it down on a stop at Sweetwater Studios last August.”

Having released his acclaimed third solo album, ‘Mind Control’, in late 2021 and followed that with his treatmrnt of the John Lee Hooker classic ‘Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive’ in January, the Nashville-based musician has also recently revealed that he was chosen to be the only guitarist featured on the soundtrack to ‘Elvis’, the highly anticipated Baz Luhrmann directed Elvis Presley biopic, which hits cinema screens in late June 2022.

JD continued making music during the Covid years, and even toured the US extensively in the autumn of 2021 on a co-headlining trek with GA-20. He adds that “there’s so much material that we recorded during lockdown that it’s only right that some of it comes out.”

Another new single will follow in late April.

ELVIS
movie trailer
youtu.be/wBDLRvjHVOY

 

MIND CONTROL
out now
(Crows Feet Records)

digital services link
orcd.co/mcoutnow

“JD knows how to blend genres within a guitar trio format. Blues-rock with a late ’60s/early ’70s edge, ‘Mind Control’ is highly recommended 9/10”
GUITAR TECHNIQUES
“Unafraid to take the focus away from his undoubtedly formidable fretwork in search of a more atmospheric, immersive soundscape 8/10”
CLASSIC ROCK
“Mixes things up while keeping the humility and honesty of the blues genre at the forefront of his music”
BLUES MATTERS
“It’s all over the place, which is OK when the places he’s going to are great 9/10”
POWERPLAY

includes the singles
KNOW IT ALL
video
youtu.be/c-KwozVGsno
&
THAT’S WHEN YOU KNOW THAT YOU’RE DOWN
video
youtu.be/H_wJeipYQGw

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