Rolling Stone lauded, "J.D. Simo spins soulful psychedelic blues rock with an improvisational bent reminiscent of the Grateful Dead and Stevie Ray Vaughan”. His current album was released on August 21, 2020 and was recorded at The Sound Emporium in Nashville (Alabama shakes, Robert Plant, Jason Isbell) and produced by Eddie Spear (Brandi Carlisle, Chris Stapleton). JD is currently scoring the new Baz Lurhman directed Warner Bros Elvis biopic starring Tom Hanks as Col Tom Parker under the music supervision of Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlisle), playing all guitar and co-scoring the entire movie due December 2020.
Born out of a mutual love of heavy traditional 50s-60s era Blues/R&B/Rock retro blues-wailers, GA-20 was formed by Pat Faherty and Matthew Stubbs (Charlie Musselwhite Band) after bonding over legendary artists like Lazy Lester, J.B. Lenoir, Earl Hooker, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and Junior Wells. Now a trio featuring two lead guitars, vocals and drums the music is raw, passionate and honest. GA-20’s debut album Lonely Soul (KarmaChief/Colemin Records) was released in Fall 2019 and their new live EP Live Vol 1 debuted at #1 on Billboard Blues Chart (October 2020). New Hound Dog Taylor tribute album coming Summer 2021!