Troubadour & Sean Healy Presents:
Ryan Cabrera, Keaton Simons
Saints In Rehab, Adam Knaff, Verdell
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
Upon meeting Keaton Simons, it becomes clear why the blues/rock guitarist, singer and songwriter from Los Angeles is now creating some of the best music of his career. Keaton’s warm and relaxed demeanor is something you’d expect from a guy who’s nestled himself by the beach, but it’s his fearlessness and excitable energy that reveal an artist who in many ways has done it all, and in others has only just begun. At this stage in Keaton’s seasoned career, with the many hats he’s worn laid out in front of him, it’s truly all about uninhibited music.
Keaton Simons has enjoyed international recognition for his role in the singer-songwriter/pop world while on major labels Maverick and CBS Records. The Los Angeles Times described the voice of their native son as having a “lived-in quality that will echo in our minds and hearts for years to come.” In 2008 Keaton released his first full-length album, Can You Hear Me, co-produced with David Bianco (Tom Petty, Bob Dylan) and in 2013 followed with Beautiful Pain, co-produced with Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, Jason Mraz). No Depression said of his sophomore release, “If the dictionary had a listing under perfect pop, it’s very likely that Keaton Simons would have his photo displayed there prominently... Keaton purveys intellect, intuition and a brilliant twist of the phrase that turns everyday expressions into lyrics that are thoughtful and worthy of consideration.”
Anyone who’s seen Keaton perform live knows why the crowd erupts when he picks up a guitar from his arsenal on stage (usually consisting of a customized DeTemple Stellacasta, fretless guitar, baritone and acoustic). Premier Guitar magazine has welcomed Keaton as a guest guitar teacher on their website and says, “Simons can play. Imagine John Mayer without all the pretentiousness.” In addition to being the face of Advanced Guitar for Ubisoft’s Rocksmith video game, Keaton shines on guitar and vocals at pop-up jam sessions with legendary musicians, such as drummer Robin DiMaggio (Paul Simon, David Bowie), bassist Alex Al (Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder), and percussionist Lenny Castro (Boz Scaggs, Fleetwood Mac) among others.
Proving that genres are just a state of mind, Keaton Simons has even had success in the hip hop world as a writer, musical director, singer, bassist and guitarist with notable acts like Snoop Dogg, Gnarls Barkley, Tre Hardson of The Pharcyde and underground hip hop legend Medusa. He’s also performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Last Call with Carson Daly and most recently, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Keaton’s music is regularly placed in feature films and television shows, including Sons of Anarchy, Private Practice, NCIS, Malcolm in the Middle and Numb3rs.
Saints In Rehab
We are a group of guys who have been friends for a long time. We started playing music at our church in the high school worship band. We loved every minute of the experience. We have now started to mature in our musical talents and began playing on our own time and started to develop Saints In Rehab. Our first show ever was Malone's Bar and Grill. Our second show? House of Blues.
Now we bring our music to the world. We are coming clean and letting everyone experience us for who we are. Often times people (us) try to hide our true selves under a mask and our egos take over. These songs are supposed to be fun, serious, funny, upbeat, and relaxed. In some cases we see our egos take over and in other cases get destroyed. We are, in our very nature, born saints. We are now realizing we can’t do it on our own. We want to get back to the people God made us to be. We are in rehab. We are all saints in rehab. You don’t have to be in the “band” to be a part of it. You are already a part of it. That feeling you get deep inside that wants to be better is starting to peek out. It’s waiting to be unleashed. Unleash yourself and let the death of your ego begin your life of good and peace. Love. Love everything. Love yourself. Love wins.
My name is Adam Knaff,
And I originate from Las Vegas, NV.
I'm a singer/songwriter and solo bassist!
A band of sound architects who synthesize sonic structures in effort to house the musically-devoid ears of troubled entities entrapped in soundless space.
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