Savoy Brown with Kim Simmonds at the Aladdin Theater on March 21, 2015

One of the original British blues pioneers Kim Simmonds is touring again, celebrating 50 years of music with his band Savoy Brown and a legion of fans. At 67, Simmonds sounded as good as ever when he and his band (Pat DeSalvo on bass and Garnet Grimm on drums) took the Aladdin Theater crowd on a journey through the past and into the future featuring a setlist filled with Savoy Brown classics and new songs alike. Simmonds, a genuine and timeless artist, shared great remembrances of his former bandmates and the experience of being a young kid following his idols Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker with his ever-evolving band. From my perspective, Kim Simmonds is a great bluesman, an architect of blues rock Chicago-style, and still continues to carry the torch—playing with a passion that's second to none. Thank you Kim!

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