Keaton Simons sounds like he takes an acoustic spin on Randy Newman’s iconic voice, and combines it with the bluesy tunes of Citizen Cope. He keeps the acoustic backbone to his music, but also allows the piano too seep in and create a more poppy tune.
There needs to be more Keaton Simons out in the music world today. The musician boasts a degree in ethnomusicology (the study of the music of the world), has played behind Gnarls Barkley, Black Eyed Peas, and even Snoop Dogg. Keaton has taken the opening act for both Coldplay and Train, and written with Jason Mraz. Clearly this guy knows his stuff.
His songs are littered with his past (like many musicians), and he hasn’t seemed to have found an ceiling with his emotional tracks. Ranging from painful sorrow to joy, Simons doesn’t limit his lyrics.
He will be playing at Eddie’s Attic tonight at 10 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to see this rising star.