If you own copies of "Music from Big Pink" by The Band, "Cheap Thrills" by Big Brother & The Holding Company, "The Songs Of Leonard Cohen" by Leonard Cohen or have seen "The Last Waltz", you already know the work of John Simon.
John Simon is a multiple-threat artist — a music producer, composer, writer and performing artist in pop, rock, television, movies, and on Broadway. His name has been attached to notable projects in most of those fields. He was one of the top record producers in the United States during the late ’60s and the 1970s, responsible for pulling together more than a dozen albums that are considered classics and all of which continue to sell well more than 30 years later, including The Band’s “Music from Big Pink”, “The Band”, and “The Last Waltz”, “Cheap Thrills” by Big Brother & the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, “Bookends” by Simon & Garfunkel, and “The Child Is Father to the Man” by Blood, Sweat & Tears.
Come out and celebrate Exit 97.7 WEXT's 11th birthday July 6 at The Egg and hear John tell stories from his new book, "Truth, Lies and Hearsay - A memoir of a Musical Life In and Out of Rock 'n Roll". Take in a performnace from Professor Louie & The Crowmatix as they perform and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of one of the most influential recordings in American music – “Music From Big Pink,” the 25th anniversary The Band’s reunion album “Jericho” as well the recently discovered “Lost Band Tracks.” Accompanied by the Woodstock Horns, Professor Louie – who worked on the latter recordings and performed with members of The Band – will play highlights from all three recordings as well as other classics by The Band and Crowmatix originals steeped in Rock n Roll, Blues, and American Roots Music.