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Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Keaton Simons


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Keaton Simons is truly what the Los Angeles Times terms “a triple threat.” He captivates audiences with an authentic voice, compelling and soul-baring songs, and a true command of both acoustic and electric guitars. He has toured nationally and internationally, opening for Train, Guster and REO Speedwagon amongst others. He has also worked as a writer, musical director, singer, bassist and guitarist with such notable acts as Gnarls Barkley, Snoop Dogg, Josh Kelley and Tre Hardson (The Pharcyde).

Simons’ debut EP Currently was released on Maverick Records in 2004 and his first full-length Can You Hear Me was released on CBS Records in 2008. His sophomore full-length album, Beautiful Pain, which includes co-writes with friends and peers Jason Mraz, Jason Reeves, and Glen Phillips (Toad The Wet Sprocket), was released in 2013 on his own label Best Revenge Records.

Simons’ music has been heard in many feature films and television shows including Private Practice, Sons of Anarchy, NCIS, Young and the Restless and Hollywood Heights. He has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Last Call with Carson Daly and most recently The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In 2013 he also made a guest appearance on Californication as well as recorded a Daytrotter session. Simons is now working on his third studio album, which promises to showcase his electric guitar work, which has always made his live performances unforgettable.

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