If there's a jazzy, funky, bluesy, or soulful musical project in Spokane, Joshua Simon is bound to be a part of it somehow, live or recorded. From saxophone, guitar, bass, and drums to keyboards (he has a collection of vintage analog/electro-mechanical ones), Joshua is the Inland Northwest's musical Swiss Army Knife. Flying Spiders, Son Dulce, Simon Tucker Group, Charlie Butts and the Filter Tips, Real Life Rockaz, The Groove Patrol, Peter Rivera of Rare Earth, and many others have benefited from his prowess. As fulfilling as it can be, all this work can certainly exhaust one's muse. Lately, Joshua has been laying back a bit: bartending downtown at The Riff and focusing on his own songs. The result is his solo CD "Jim Beam & Juliets", on which he plays nearly all the instruments himself. With earthy classic rock overtones, jazzy/funky/bluesy bits, progressive gestures, and rootsy soulfulness throughout, it's amazing that one man can produce such a well-balanced disc. With his trademark bushy beard and bowler hat, Joshua "Beardo" Simon will spin most of his new solo CD, perform a couple live acoustic songs, and tell his story this Sunday on the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge.
Hear Joshua "Beardo" Simon on the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge on Sunday, January 6th (and catch the replay on January 20th), 2013 at 10 pm PST. Tune your radio to 103.1 FM in the Spokane/Post Falls/Coeur d'Alene area or listen live to the on-line audio stream. You can also hear the live broadcast on your iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android, or Blackberry with the iHeartRadio app.
Here is his entire Local Lounge show as high-quality streaming audio:
LISTEN to Part 1 (10:22) including "Take Me On Down" (CD) and "Zen and the Birds of Appetite" (CD)
LISTEN to Part 3 (11:59) including "Are You Gonna Be My Lover?" (CD) and "Grooviticus" (CD)
LISTEN to Part 4 (11:35) including "Oh, Lonesome Me" (live) and "Beyond The Mountain" (CD)
original airdate: Sunday, January 6th, 2013 at 10 pm PST.
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Check back on this page later to see a video of Joshua performing his song "Oh, Lonesome Me" live in the Local Lounge!
Bring your own vinyl records for Joshua to spin during his shift at The Riff (215 W Main Ave in downtown Spokane) every Sunday night until late.
Purchase Joshua "Beardo" Simon's solo CD "Jim Beam & Juliets" locally at The Riff, The Bachelor Pad (2810 N Monroe St), 4000 Holes (1610 N Monroe St), The Long Ear (2405 N 4th St in Coeur d'Alene), or online at CDBaby.