songs in the attic - next show March 27
saturday, december 21
Kevin's songs draw from a lifetime of disappointments, regret, relationships both good and bad, bouts of frustration, and some actual real fun moments.
If pressed to describe his sound, Kevin would most likely say, "Back off man! I told you I don't know!" So let's just say if Blues, Soul, Motown and Folk did the deed and had a baby... And that baby was given up for adoption, and raised by a sweet lovely deaf couple that always nodded with approval, though they heard nothing... Kevin's music is that baby.
When not playing shows around LA or occasionally making short videos about monkeys (www.Nacho.com), Kevin can probably be found not doing much. Just the way he likes it.
p.s. Kevin wrote this bio and found the use of third-person both lame and satisfying. Love my songs. Go ahead! Do it! Love em!
- Winner of BEST SONG IN A MUSIC VIDEO at the LA Music Video Awards 2018
“Singing from his soul, Kevin pulls in elements of Blues, Folk and Soul that you have to experience.”
“I seek music out to accompany me in that day’s headspace, and I think we tend to attract true listeners who do the same. Kevin’s performance was perfectly attuned to an evening when we needed to reflect on our shared experiences without forgetting that some among us face much greater challenges, a time when we needed to mourn but keep moving forward. Those are messages that Memphis music has been sharing for decades, and even translated by a Virginia-born west coast transplant, they felt right at home at this time and place.
Thanks for making us part of your journey, Kevin. Memphis sounds good on you.
Born on Elk Butte in Northern Idaho, Korey Simeone has long honed his craft as both a virtuosic instrumentalist and accomplished songwriter. Finding his way to Austin, Texas in 1997, he toured internationally with both acclaimed neo-vaudeville outfit, The Asylum Street Spankers and nationally recognized bluegrass satirists, The Austin Lounge Lizards. He has opened for or shared the stage with such luminaries as Dolly Parton, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, and Bela Fleck, just to name a few.
Moving to LA in 2010, Simeone continued his musical endeavors, flowering his vision to form an acoustic band with all the musicality and power of his heroes, Jimi Hendrix and Ludwig van Beethoven.
Ikes Creek is L.A.'s newest virtuosic Americana ensemble. Combining the great songwriting, bluesy vocals and virtuosic instrumental skills of Korey Simeone, Thomas Moose on fiery guitar and stellar mandolin, and Cori Cable Kidder on co-lead vocals, IKES CREEK took 1st place in the Best Band Category at the 2018 Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest. Clearly, this band is being recognized as a critical new voice on the Roots Americana scene of SoCal.
Ikes Creek has a substantial repertoire of original songs, all grounded in the vast Americana tradition he has been playing and studying for over 20 years. A master violinist, Korey is also accomplished on the dobro, mandolin, and guitar, having recorded multiple songs on each instrument.
Ikes Creek's debut album, "Up, Rising," is out now on all platforms and CD.
“Storytelling songs come to life with resonant vocals and engaging instrumentation on Up, Rising, which was produced by Doug Grean and Korey Simeone. Playing with authentic roots rock style, Ikes Creek champions traditional bluegrass, folk, and Americana, all while adding their own modern take to the music.”
-Jen Dan, The Record Stache, Dec 2019
“In truth, this album is actually so much more, to me, it is an album rich in emotion and development, where it sounds freestyle and improv, with a light hearted delicate nature of pure joy in deliverance, it is fully composed, no mistakes in tone and is articulate in perfection. This album simply puts you in the moment where life is lived, in happiness and joy.”
-Joseph Timmons, IndiePulse Music, Dec 2019