Tag: SIMS Foundation


We welcome you to SXSW 2022! This year, I am proud to present Goldy, an LA based four piece, who makes rock ‘n roll pop music. Their songs are very catchy and melodic and this is their first conference. The came to me via Producer Marvin Etzioni who has been very busy in the studio this year, also working with client’s Grey DeLisle and Eddie Clendening in The Roughhousers project I wrote about last month. Expect a sneak peak as the media is chomping at the bit! Grey will serve as out Emcee and comic relief on this magic carpet ride. Eddie will showcase his hot Rock-a-billy band from Vegas.

Annie Marie Lewis and Danny B Harvey will be in tough competition this year for cutest family band! As a guitarist, producer and composer Danny has played and recorded with such great artists as Levi Dexter, Tim Polecat, Johnny Ramone, Nancy Sinatra, Lemmy Kilmister, Lee Rocker, Slim Jim Phantom and Wanda Jackson. In recent years he has have been performing and recording with the very talented singer Lynda Kay Parker as 1/2 of the Duo called THE LONESOME SPURS. Their first CD was released in the fall of 2006 on Cleopatra records to critical acclaim. He is also well known as a founding member of the “take no Prisoners” rock’n’roll trio THE HEAD CAT. A band he started in 2001 with Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead and Slim Jim Phantom from the Stray Cats. In recent years Danny B started a Gothabilly Group with Jyrki 69 from the Finish Goth Band 69 EYES which they call The 69 Cats. They have two records out in Cleopatra Records. The most important new musical project Danny B is involved with his with his new wedded wife Annie Marie Lewis. She is none other than the niece of the “Killer” Jerry Lee Lewis and it was at his concert that Danny B first saw Annie Marie opening the show for the rock’n’roll icon. They are just back from the Outlaw Country Cruise.

We expect to see their Family Band competitors there next year;) Please meet NOCONA, I am very excited to kick off a great season with this new band to the roster.
Nocona begins with the husband/wife team of Adrienne and Chris Isom. The Isoms – who played in New York, Austin, and Toronto before finally relocating to Los Angeles. Nocona is a rock band who draw their roots from Country, Folk, Punk, Rock and psychedelia. Known for taking the psychedelia of the 13th Floor Elevators and mashing it up with the Bakersfield sound—Roky and Buck; Love and the Burrito Brothers, their previous albums, Nocona and Long Gone Song drew rave reviews and the band has played some of the biggest festivals in America – Outside Lands, Bonnaroo, and Stagecoach. Los Dos out July 10, 2020 finds the band digging deeper into its bracing melding of hard-edged Americana and a keen punk-bred sensibility. Right up my alley, right?

What can I say about beloved hometown fiddle hero Warren Hood? He is a class act, he has recently shared stages with Wilco, Alejandro Escovedo and Sheila E. You do not want to leave Austin without dancing to Warren’s top notch band!

Texas native, Morris Mills returns home to headline our Atomic Music Group’s first night for showcases. Join us Thursday, 3/17 at 1am at Lambert’s, in the heart of Austin’s touring concert district. Mills & band will bring their nostalgic Funk/Rock appeal to the Lone Star festival. With remnants of legends past, Mills set will embody a dynamic, energetic performance that will wow the masses. Those present with receive a freshly minted NFT compliments of Morris and SXSW super sponsor Blockchain Creative Labs. I bet it feels good to be King! This year will be special and I am very happy to be back in the throne in my old stomping grounds!

Speaking of me (lol), I am Mentoring again and would love to answer your booking questions. I am game to go deep with the things no one else will about life on the road. After three decades, I have some stories and some answers and tricks!

Rsvp is required, Mar 18, 2022 4:00pm – 5:15pm CT Hilton Austin Downtown Room 406


SIMS Electric Online Art Auction

When the music stopped in March 2020, many of our local musicians turned to other creative outlets to ease their mind and to help them stay mentally healthy.

Discovering that many fellow musicians and friends turned to creating art during the pandemic, Justin Douglas of King Electric Recording decided to gather this art and auction it off to support SIMS.Thus, the SIMS Electric Art Party & Online Auction was born!The online auction is live now through July 24th and features over 30 musicians/artists participating including Grace Rowland of The Deer, Dorian Colbert of Leopold and His Fiction, Justin Douglas of Royal Forest, Jonathan Horstmann of Urban Heat, Benjamin Violet of Pelvis Wrestley, Bob Schneider, Seela Misra, Peelander-Z, and more!Check out the amazing art, get your bids in, and support SIMS in the process!
Visit SIMS Online Auction
SIMS Electric Art Party on July 24th at Mohawk

Join us on July 24th from 4-7pm for a wrap-up party at Mohawk to view the art in person, keep bidding on items you just have to have, meet some of the artists and enjoy live music, live painting, drink specials, Odd Pop artisan popsicles, and all around good vibes to raise awareness and funds for SIMS.Hosted by Trevor Scott of CBS Austin’s ‘We Are Austin’, the event features music from Akina Adderley and Frederico7, and live painting by Gabriel Portillo.All ages, no cover. Donation-based entry at the door. You can also donate by texting SIMS to 44321 or by visiting simsfoundation.org/donate.

RSVP for the Art Party at Mohawk on 7/24

Heart of the City: A Celebration of Soul benefits the SIMS Foundation and its 650 client musicians.

Heart Of The City

Join us for a soulfully elegant evening on February 15 for the SIMS Foundation’s annual benefit concert. Heart of the City: A Celebration of Soul features 70s soul legend Bobby Patterson, Queen Bee Tameca Jones, the gospel-tinged artist Dan Dyer, The Voice’s Nakia, and Daniel James Leopold of Leopold and His Fiction.

Our musical director, Grammy-winner Adrian Quesada’s all-star band is highlighted by Grupo Fantasma Horns and some of Austin’s best musicians. Emceed by the city’s very own soul encyclopedia, Rick “Daddy” McNulty with vinyl mood setting by DJ Mahealani, it is sure to be a glittering night of hip-shaking soul, pretty cocktails, VIP lounge, luxury raffle and other tantalizing surprises. Doors open at 8pm for a Cocktail Hour with music starting at 9pm.

Heart of the City: A Celebration of Soul benefits the SIMS Foundation and its 650 client musicians. Formed to support musicians by providing access to mental health and addiction recovery services, SIMS puts the heart and soul back into musicians. Thank you for keeping Austin music alive!

Event Chairs:
Noël & Will Bridges

Host Committee:
Amanda Garcia
Angela Salas
Ann Riopel
Ashley Welch
Celine Adams
Chelsea Grace Singh
Darlene Starr
Gilda Tirado
Haley Cihock
Nichole Filson
Ramona Cruz-Peters
Reenie Collins
Rich Vázquez
Rikki Hardy
Roggie Baer
Rose Reyes
Sally Fatigato
Sam Elkin
Suzee Brooks
Tiva Rose Allan
Terra James Tucker