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Keaton Simons with Special Guest Rob Drabkin Live at Leon!

We just love to bring you a little last minute musical surprise, this time around we're honored to host Keaton Simons with our great friend, Rob Drabkin for a special Sunday night performance.

Doors at 7:30 pm, show starts at 8:30 pm

Tickets: $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

Advance tickets available at: 
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/816170
$15 at the door

About Keaton Simons: 

Keaton Simons has enjoyed international recognition for his role in the singer-songwriter/pop world while on major labels Maverick and CBS Records. The Los Angeles Times described the voice of their native son as having a "lived-in quality that will echo in our minds and hearts for years to come." In 2008 Keaton released his first full-length album, Can You Hear Me, co-produced with David Bianco (Tom Petty, Bob Dylan) and in 2013 followed with Beautiful Pain, co-produced with Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, Jason Mraz). No Depression said of his sophomore release, "If the dictionary had a listing under perfect pop, it's very likely that Keaton Simons would have his photo displayed there prominently... Keaton purveys intellect, intuition and a brilliant twist of the phrase that turns everyday expressions into lyrics that are thoughtful and worthy of consideration." 

Anyone who's seen Keaton perform live knows why the crowd erupts when he picks up a guitar from his arsenal on stage (usually consisting of a customized DeTemple Stellacasta, fretless guitar, baritone and acoustic). Premier Guitar magazine has welcomed Keaton as a guest guitar teacher on their website and says, "Simons can play. Imagine John Mayer without all the pretentiousness." In addition to being the face of Advanced Guitar for Ubisoft's Rocksmith video game, Keaton shines on guitar and vocals at pop-up jam sessions with legendary musicians, such as drummer Robin DiMaggio (Paul Simon, David Bowie), bassist Alex Al (Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder), and percussionist Lenny Castro (Boz Scaggs, Fleetwood Mac) among others. 

Proving that genres are just a state of mind, Keaton Simons has even had success in the hip hop world as a writer, musical director, singer, bassist and guitarist with notable acts like Snoop Dogg, Gnarls Barkley, Tre Hardson of The Pharcyde and underground hip hop legend Medusa. He's also 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. Keaton's music is regularly placed in feature films and television shows, including Sons of Anarchy, Private Practice, NCIS, Malcolm in the Middle and Numb3rs.

About Rob Drabkin:

Blending elements of rock, improvisation and folk, Rob Drabkin's new album "Little Steps," has exceeded all expectations. Channeling some of the best artists of Triple A Radio, this Denver, CO native has become a powerful mainstay alongside his formidable band in the live music scene. Together, they’ve succeeded in national appearances supporting Trevor Hall, G- Love & Special Sauce, The Wood Brothers, and Big Head Todd and The Monsters.

Rob has made impressive creative strides in the past few years, and the new nine-track album shows just how far he's come. With earnestness and originality, Drabkin thrives within stylistic excursions that range from driving folk rock to understated experiments with classical musicians. His powerful vocals and syncopated guitar drive the soaring opener, "For You I Would Die" and his strumming complements top-notch keyboard and percussion work. “Little Steps,” the title track, takes the listener from zero to 60 on the first downbeat as a lively horn section heralds a sophisticated, feel good rock song that would make rob a natural to join Dave Matthews or Paul Simon on stage in the drop of hat.


Link Love: 

www.keatonsimons.com

www.robdrabkin.com