(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Woodstock singer-songwriter Simi Stone brings her signature, upbeat “Mountain Motown” style of music to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, August 1, 2013, at 8pm. The multi-talented multi-instrumentalist tours with Simone Felice’s band, the Duke and the King, and has performed with Denis Leary’s band on Conan O’Brien’s TV show.
Simi Stone can’t be contained in a single word or sentence. She plays violin, guitar and percussion and boasts a huge, versatile voice. She writes catchy pop tunes, dance numbers, and compelling, introspective folk songs. Her alluring presence has been engaged in the services of videos and album art for Metallica and Cornershop, and she’s a dynamic performer both in the recording studio (check out her YouTube video for “Fear the Beat”) and onstage, no doubt owing in some part to her early experience in musical theater and off-Broadway.
Simi Stone has led a variety of bands, including Slithy Toves and “Afro-Punk” group Suffrajet, and shared stages with the likes of the Roots, Erykah Badu, Conor Oberst, Natalie Merchant, Cheap Trick, Urge Overkill, and Joan Jett. Her upcoming solo album, for which she raised over $8,000 from fans in a Kickstarter campaign, features musicians including drummer Zack Alford (Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Vernon Reid), bassist Sara Lee (Gang of Four, B-52s, Ani DiFranco), and bassist Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie, Tears for Fears).
Simi Stone names Aretha Franklin, Sly Stone, old school Madonna, Donna Summer, and Whitney Houston as influences, and it’s hardly out of the question that someday Simi Stone will frequently be mentioned among them as a peer.
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