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Chris Simmons / Press

"Crowd members also seemed impressed by lead guitarist Chris Simmons, who took the spotlight for “Walkin Blues.” Several mentioned the song as a favorite part of the show."

“En Chris Simmons mocht zelfs zowel vocaal als op zijn Gibson Les Paul een compleet blues-blokje spelen van de baas (o.a. Robert Johnson’s ‘Walking Blues’).”

“Russell let the band take over on a rollicking "Let the Good Times Roll," and also put Simmons in the solo spotlight to sing and play "Walking Blues."”

“Douglas native and successful guitarist Chris Simmons is building a new chapter in his life with a solo career in blues music.”

“After touring with Leon Russell for more than four years, Chris Simmons has put together a side project with his own blues band, called Royal Blue.”

“The Southern blues/rock guitarist Chris Simmons talks about Leon Russell, Bob Dylan, Duane Allman, Texas bars & Freddie King”

“This is an absolutely terrific blues album and I have no hesitation in telling you to get it. Different, beautiful, stunning in its tone, it is all modern blues should be. - Bill Barclay”

“Chris Simmons, lead guitarist for Leon Russell is rock'n the Poerava Master Kush. Check out his site (www.getChrisSimmons.com) for tour dates and be sure to buy his new CD as well.”

“I was honored to play guitar on 5 tracks on "Blue & Lonesome", the new album from Alabama Slim: "This IS deep blues, the kind that will take you there, right there. "Blue & Lonesome" is your ticket!" - Ardie Dean, drummer/producer”

“On November 3, veteran rock musicians and fellow pianists Elton John and Leon Russell will share a stage for one night at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA.”

“Christine asks Chris Simmons for his opinion on the “state of the blues,” and what it’s like to play and compose with Leon Russell. For more info on Chris’s new CD “Old News To Me”, including the song “Hallelujah Man” he co-wrote with Leon, please go to www.getchrissimmons.com.”

"That's Leon Russell, and I'm on stage with him," says Simmons, the 35-year-old guitar player who is about half the age of the 68-year-old music icon. "That was daunting, but he's been real good to me, he's been gracious."

“Easy to Love Chris Simmons Leon Russell joins this twangy, gospelized treat on the singer and slide guitarist's Old News to Me album.”

“Yeah, Chris is my favorite blues artist to listen to.”