Simeon "Simon" Peebler is a Folk-spirited songwriter based in Chicago. He is currently producing his third album for release in 2014.
In 2013 he appeared at festivals like Chillfest Chicago and the Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival. He had repeated appearances as part of the Chicago Songwriter Alliance (at Tonic Room, Hungry Brain, and Uncommon Ground), and was a featured performer at the January Folk You! event and was part of the Chicago Acoustic Underground Showcase at Heartland Cafe. He had several solo shows throughout the year at venues like Uncommon Ground and Transistor Chicago and appeared at the Acoustic Explosion at Silvie's Lounge several times. The Illinois Entertainer April 2013 issue reviewed his latest album, saying ""With his leftist lyrical bent, crisp acoustic folk, and punchy rock attitude, Simeon Peebler traces a clear lineage to protest music of the ’60s."
Simeon's 2012 Americana album "Missing Anchor" crosses a wide range of topics, with songs about Trayvon Martin, Abraham Lincoln, Occupy Wall Street, and off-shore tax evasion right alongside more personal statements about healing hearts and reaching our birthday home.
He started his musical adventures after spending time as a student at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. No long after getting hooked on writing songs, Simeon recorded and released his first album, "Follow the River Bend" in 2011. In early 2012 on the one hundred year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, he released a song called "Twenty Lifeboats". He is a member of Folk Alliance, and attends regional conferences. He is drawn towards traditional music, and often writes about current events and issues. For the past three years he has participated in February Album Writing Month (known as FAWM).
In the past few years, Simeon performed his music in the midwest at the following venues and festivals: Chillfest Chicago, Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival, The Heartland Cafe, Silvie's Lounge, The Elbo Room, Abbey Pub (Flabby Fest), Act One Pub, Fayette Opera House (Performance Lane, FARMette), Lilly's (Chicago I Love You), Gallery Cabaret (Woody Guthrie Celebration), Flat Iron Building (Coyote Festival of the Arts), Folk Alliance Midwest Region conference in St. Louis (Performance Lane), Cubby Bear Wrigleyville, Lizard's Liquid Lounge, El's Kitchen, Hidden Shamrock, Grafton Pub, Curtiss Hall (Fine Arts Building in Chicago), Tonic Room, Hungry Brain, Transistor Chicago, Phyllis's Musical Inn, Horseshoe, Cubby Bear, Paragon Studios, Handwritten Recording, and Uncommon Ground.
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