"There's always something out there to see and to write about, if you're willing to slow down and see it."
For thirty years, Steve Simmons has listened to the country music of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Gram Parson's, Guy Clark, and all of those guys that could put a complete story to music. The guys that noticed the things that you knew but really didn't think about until you heard it in a song. Over that span of time, Steve traveled the oilfield roads, county roads, and dirt trails of East Texas and learned to observe. "There's always something out there to see and to write about, if you're willing to slow down and see it."
Describing Steve as easygoing is an understatement; he is always ready to slow down and observe. Encouraged by friends Adam Carroll, Owen Temple, and Susan Gibson, Steve has written about love, life, and growing up in a simpler time. From the perspective of someone that has been around long enough to look back, Steve uses his wife, his family, and his East Texas upbringing and background as a base for his music.Drawing inspiration from Robert Earle Keen, Townes Van Zandt, and Ray Wylie Hubbard, Steve has tapped into a folk country songwriting style of a man who is long on experience and subject matter. After his freshman album, "Broadway", charted on the Roots Music Country Chart, his sophomore effort, "Texas Calling Me Home", drew even more attention to his Texas roots. Steve eventually released his third album of originals, "Lost In Paradise", featuring twelve new tracks that run the musical gamut using folk, country, jazz, western swing, and blues.