This past weekend I been busy as heck with other endeavors and I got a call from a fellow that I remembered from one of last year’s festivals. He was hiking and traveling all over the country just playing his music and having a good old time doing it! After all, isn’t that what these road dogs do? Honestly it’s not an easy task being a road musician. He is settled down now and got married and is down in Texas working hard to become established in the Texas music scene.
This is Roger Simms And The Whiskey Down Band and he is currently working pretty hard down there developing his sound and his style. He is going into the studio next week and beginning some recording with Ricky Hodges and at the same time he is in the Beaumont Texas area putting together his band.
He is also currently booking shows and gaining dates in his area and has merch available by going over to Facebook and contacting him on there. I was told his shirts are 12 plus shipping costs and he also has hats for sale.
He has performed with the likes of Dale Watson and more and he has quite a few years of stage experience under his belt. He is definitely an up and coming performer at festivals and shows all over the country. I am convinced with proper management and promotions he will do quite well out there when he implements his desired style to his look and to his music. Like many of his counterparts he is heavily influenced by the “Outlaw” country artists of the 1970’s, upon talking with him he mentioned Billy Joe Shaver and Johnny Cash.
In the next year or so I shall be expanding my operations toward Texas and I pretty much will placing him on my list of bands to see out there as I pummel Texas with my website. I’ll be certain to continue to keep an eye out for him and what he’s doing. I know from my standpoint as a consumer of music I want to be wowed with something original within Outlaw Country Music song wise and I hope he picks up a really good steel guitarist that compliments his style. MORE to come on this young man for sure folks!