J D Simo
J D Simo performing with SIMO in 2014
J D Simo performing with SIMO in 2014
Background information
BornChicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keyboards
Years active2000–present
LabelsMascot Label Group, Crowesfeet Music Group
Associated actsSIMO, Phil Lesh and Friends, Tommy Emmanuel, Luther Dickinson

J D Simo[1] is an American guitarist, singer-songwriter, producer, solo artist and former member of the rock band SIMO.


As a guitarist, songwriter and producer/engineer, Simo has worked with the Jack White (Beyoncé Lemonade sessions), Phil Lesh, Luther Dickinson, Cowboy Jack Clement, Dave Cobb, Chris Isaak and Baz Lurhmann on the soundtrack to his forthcoming Elvis biopic.

He was a member of the psychedelic rock band SIMO from 2012-2018. He has released two solo albums to date. He resides in Nashville with his wife and daughter.


  • Off at 11 (2019)
  • JD Simo (2020)

with SIMO:

  • SIMO (2011) (album)
  • Let Love Show The Way (2016) (album)
  • Rise & Shine (2017)


  1. ^ Lengel, Kerry (2000) "AZ SPINS: Burnin' Live!", Arizona Republic, August 3, 2000, p. 20

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