Amazingly sweet write up from Seth Rogovoy for our show at Helsinki 7/26… Many thanks!!!
(HUDSON, N.Y., July 27, 2014) – I went to see Simi Stone again at Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday night, just to see if what I observed last December was a fluke or if lightning could indeed strike twice.
It wasn’t, and it did.
In a better world, Simi Stone would be a star – maybe even a household name along the lines of Tina Turner, Sly Stone or Diana Ross. Maybe yet she may be; there’s still time, plenty of it, and she’s only just releasing her long-awaited first album now. She’s actually more talented than Turner and Ross – she writes her own songs, plays her own instruments (including violin and guitar), and leads her own band, which just happens to be one of the greatest rock bands in the world. This is no exaggeration – just ask David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, the B-52, Gang of Four and the Indigo Girls, all of whom variously engaged different members of Stone’s group at various points in time and in different combinations.