New Shields – Recording These Guys

I record bands. Sometimes I wear a cape and act as if I’m also a producer. I mix too, and believe me, that’s not mastering.

So anyway, these guys, New Shields, we have a great time together. I get to bend the english language with them in its usage, and then we put together some really enjoyable recordings. In my ever present quest to get noticed or feel cool about myself, I’d like to show off this lovely video of some of our recent guitar tracking sessions. It was like mad scientist days. I burnt out a little tube amp. I have no idea where to get the tubes for it either.

Watch n’ see:

A Long Time Coming – Silhouette Song “The Rock and the Sand”

A write-up of this is a long time coming too.

My friends in Sihouette Song have released an album entitled “The Rock and the Sand“!  It’s a little extra special for me because I was given the opportunity to produce the entire effort.  It took a few years to complete and we had the challenge of being about 2 hours apart and balancing this between day jobs and other nonsense.  We met up every few months on a weekend and they’d have a new song to lay down basic tracks for.  Brandy always had her lyrics and melodies down.  Justin always had an army of banjo and guitar parts to pick through.  It was great because every take was usually perfect.   Then largely I was given the freedom to hire many of the musicians in and also come up with my own instrumentation parts.  I got to play on almost every song in some capacity too …and do a lot of organ!

My personal favorite songs are:  First October, Carousel, Pain, Nothing More, Praise

Find it on:   iTunes, BandcampSpotify, …elsewhere ;)

p.s.  ”Praise”  reminds me so much of  ”Perelandra” from C.S. Lewis’ Space Triology .

Evergreens (Instrumental Version)

Hi! I just released an instrumental version of my Christmas album Evergreens. Player and links to purchase below. Please consider purchasing a copy or a few tracks! …completely independently funded and produced (outta my pocket and my skills)…never asked anyone for a dime.

New Lyrics Section!

Hi!  I added a Lyrics section.  See the beautiful menu above, click, love.  This will continue to grow.  I did a quick copy paste of some more recent wordings I had in immediate reach.  So that means I might be saying there’s more to come.  :)

Two Concerts: Feb 15th, Mar 1st!

Friday, February 15, 2013 – 7pm to 9:30pm
@ The State Theatre Boyertown, Boyertown, PA
with Rivers Monroe, and Miles Til Dawn!
Snazzy and historic Theatre.  Amazing Pepsi fountain!
Tickets: $10 in advance (contact me!), $15 at the door.

Friday, March 1, 2013 – 7pm-9pm
@ The Courtyard Cafe on Main, Denver, PA
Sharing the evening with Everything Dear!
We’ll probably trade the stage every other song. ;)

Black Friday, I’m Ahead of Ya!

There are two places that I control the pricing of my music sales, #1 is at shows (in-person stuff) and #2 is selling on BandcampNow until this weekend, you can pick up each of my albums for $3 a pop.  Evergreens, the lovely Christmas album, $3.  Progress the lovely not Christmas album, $3.  Take that iTunes.  This be some real independence.  While you’re over there, you may find tons of great music you never knew existed.  That keeps happening to me.  Bandcamp is awesome like that. ;)

This is what the glorious URL looks like…in click-able fashion-albes:  http://jeremysimon.bandcamp.com

Concert Dec 1 — Playing Outside at JOY 2012

What could be easier than copy-paste the info! Get it right here… oh before I paste it, here’s the scoop:
I’m playing the Outdoor Stage at 7:15-8:00pm. Believe it or not, it will be heated out there! Many many fire pits shall be arranged for you to sit around. You’ll be warm, but I probably won’t. :) Overall, there’s a ton going on at this event which is totally not music and the whole thing is totally family oriented. oh, and FREE. now to paste the deets:

Joy Event — December 1, 2012 — 5:00 – 8:30 PM  @Valley View Community Church
778 Sunnyside Ave Audubon, Pa 19403
All Free! Christmas Tree Lighting, Bonfires, Live Music, Face Painting, Crafts, Petting Zoo, Dance Performances, Cookies & Hot Coccoa
Outdoor Stage Schedule
 5:15-6:00 – Bob T & Smilin
 6:00-6:20 – TREE LIGHTING (out front)
 6:30-7:15 – Calling Out Closer
 7:15-8:00 – Jeremy Simon
 8:00-8:30 – Calling Out Closer

New Taking Motion track released!

Hi!  My band just finished one song from a project which is still in-progress.  We want you to have this one for free.  It’s on the house… on the ‘net?  Here’s Standard of Living….

Pull it from http://takingmotion.bandcamp.com …you can pick what file format and get the highest quality from there.