Music Projects


SimpleMan Music

Tallahassee Music Recording

SimpleMan Music is a production company for festival events and acts as a small record label as well. The company can facilitate and organize festivals. One successful venue that has been promoted multiple times is at Willow Pond in Monticello, Florida.

Willow Pond can provide information on festivals, but please see contact information on Home Page above for booking or concepts for festivals. They do however encourage contact on weddings, parties and reunions.

http://www.willowpondplantation.com

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The SimpleMan Music Studio, located at Willow Pond in Monticello, Florida, was built in 2013 for recording THE BLACK & BLUE ALBUM and is available for booking.  In fact, a new studio is currently being built in 2017. You can contact the studio for recording any demos, promotions or products / releases, it comes complete with an experienced producer and engineer.

Please contact us at simpleman_mws@yahoo.com

“The descent into hell is easy. The gates stand open day and night; but to re-climb the slope and escape to the upper air. This is labor.” – vigil

Bruised Grass Tribe

167850_502145747117_1281759_nSimpleMan grew up as a Georgia/Florida Native. He is a Musician, Singer-Songwriter, Music Producer and Sound Engineer, Humanitarian, Musicologist and Activist who has been in the regional music scene for over 30 years. In 1989, Simpleman Music Studios was born, near the homes of Godfather of Funk, George Clinton and the early stomping grounds musical genius and legend Ray Charles (R.I.P.)

In 1991, SimpleMan formed a band called “ANCIENT GALLERY” which took off with the help of a lot of Tallahassee friends and following; playing at a local bar “hole in the wall” with (a then band called) “Maddox CREED”; since we were all barely out of high school ourselves, the majority of live music came from the many in house concert parties at the Ancient Gallery warehouse in N.W. Tallahassee.

In 2006, THE BRUISED GRASS BAND became an active project with dedicated members. Bruised Grass is pure southern funk n soul rock n roll blues psychedelia. Their songs are based on real life including local and global issues, they are politically motivated and written to attempt instilling change, discussion and progress. They also write about love, this world and beyond. SimpleMan, a part time activist, has led the band in different formations since 2006, most all dedicated and talented musicians and artists. For the debut album and for the most part of 2011 and 2013, the lineup of musicians are the best chemically compatible musicians finally recorded by Bruised Grass.

Bruised Grass has been from the city of Tallahassee, Florida to the Freebird Live in Jacksonville to the Hard Rock Cafe in Destin, Florida. They’ve opened up for Bo Bice and the Bellamy Brothers at Panama City Beach for the Gulf Oil Spill Benefit. The legendary Grants Lounge in Macon, GA. for a Leonard Peltier benefit where SimpleMan met and eventually worked with Platinum Producer Paul Hornsby (wiki this man’s history, check out his latest release “Red Hot”- 2016). In October 2012, SimpleMan collaborated with Michael Allman, eldest son of Gregg Allman (R.I.P.), for a self produced show at Tallahsseee, Florida’s Krewe De Gras. On November 9th, the City of Tallahassee awarded the band with the one and only “People’s Choice Award”. The band plans to play Vanderfest 2014 and promote many shows for their debut, that’s right finally… as long as it lasts. In February 2015, the Bruised Grass lineup disbanded and SimpleMan began pursuing some various interests and work with Paul Hornsby in Macon’s Muscadine Recording Studios. More work is planned, possibly a reincarnation of the band to play the music.

“We prefer to write and compose songs with the consciousness of social and political awareness. Real life issues. Relative protest songs against the overwhelming human rights issues in the U.S.A. and abroad. There is nothing contrived about our style. We’re not posers, very true to the music. We’re all very talented musicians in our own rite. So if we do a love song, then you feel the love. We do a protect wrong and you feel the desperation. One love. World peace not world order.” – SimpleMan, 2013.

For hiring SimpleMan for a Solo Acoustic Performance or Bruised Grass as a full band / duo, trio, please see booking instructions:

Booking Instructions.