Simon Says Booking October Newsletter

We Are So Freaking Excited about this weekend!! Simon Says Booking is teaming up with Old 78 Farm for the tenth Old 78 Farm Fall Festival in Warwick, MA. This is a showcase of Simon Says bands, locally grown and prepared foods, craft vendors, and everything that is great about New England in the fall. If you are reading this, have worked with us before as a musician or a venue or event, let us know that you would like to come and you can be our guest. The lineup includes Lunar Carnival, Whalom Park, the Quins, Muddy Ruckus, the Medicinal Purpose, Long Arm Rex, Rebel Alliance, rice an American Band, and Start Making Sense. We’d love to see you this Saturday OCT 5 in Warwick, MA.

Old 78 Farm Fall Festival

Fall is in full effect, and we are actively booking the end of 2019 and are already setting down scores of dates for 2020.

We are so honored to be working with legendary guitar player Vernon Reid (of Living Colour and many other great projects) on his latest project: Band
of Gypsys Revisited Band featuring VERNON REID
– guitar & vocals (Living Colour, Masque, Yohimbe Brothers, Burnt Sugar Arkestra), ANDRÉ ‘DRÉ GLO’ LASSALLE – guitar & vocals (Lady Miss Kier, Eye & I, Burnt Sugar Arkestra), JAMES ‘BISCUIT’ ROUSE – drums & vocals (Miss Lauryn Hill, Screaming Headless Torsos, Vivian Green, Burnt Sugar Arkestra), and JARED MICHAEL NICKERSON – bass & vocals (The The, Charlie Musselwhite, Burnt Sugar Arkestra, Yohimbe Brothers). We are pretty much done booking a short notice run OCT 30 – NOV 8 (perhaps NYC avails NOV 1 or 2, perhaps New England NOV 7).

Erin Harpe New England Music Award for Best Act

Congratulations to Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers on bringing home the New England Music Award for Best Act. Coupled with their recent travels to TX, OH and all over New England for major blues festivals, plus their upcoming second holiday album to be released, the future could not be more bright. Hit for routing.

The Skatalites are seeking NOV 23 in southern California, DEC 1 in California or Nevada, DEC 5 in Wyoming or western Colorado, DEC 7 virtually anywhere in Colorado, DEC 9 in New Mexico, DEC 10-11 in Texas, DEC 14 in Texas or Louisiana. In late FEB and into MAR we are considering a tour of the southeast.

HEY! New Year’s Eve is coming up, and we still have some bands available – think about it!

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense are done booking 2019 (unless some magical mid week corporates or privates were to appear) and we are very actively booking 2020 now. We are into early March, and spring is filling fast. Concert series, special events, and festivals are of greatest interest.

Max Creek is having an amazing time celebrating 48 years together. We are booking winter into spring now.

Thunder and Rain had a great 2019 with another visit to the UK, a viral video, and winning the Rockygrass Mandolin competition – a victory by the band’s Dylan McCarthy. 2020 will be even better with a brand new full studio album, videos, and national tour plans.

The Alchemystics continue to survive and have new music on the way. We have a few dates left in 2019 for them (NYE anyone?), and we’re actively booking 2020 for New England’s favorite mix of hip hop, soul, rock, and jam.

Swift Technique

Swift Technique have been laying a bit low here in the fall, but will be picking it up with their new album which is to be released around the new year. We are seeking out events, festivals, corporate and private dates, and are able to bring this incredible funk outfit from Philadelphia to clubs, too. is already setting down dates for The Insiders: Tom Petty tribute all over the eastern half of the US for 2020. The band’s show is impeccable with every single detail and nuance covered with skill and reverence.

We are so proud to be working with Texas’ Moses Guest, again! The band has a new single coming out, are performing November 1st in Houston, and are considering options for 2020. is taking dates for Boston’s newest rock darlings, the Quins. They have a new album coming out this fall and will be ready, willing, and able to rock any house.

Deadphish Orchestra – their name says it all. An enticing blend of the Grateful Dead and Phish carefully constructed by amazing musicians.

Muddy Ruckus is taking dates now for an extensive tour for Maine’s Muddy Ruckus. This powerful rock and blues duo is already scissoring their way across the US with regularity, and watching their compelling live show, it is easy to see why.