Chris Simmons grew up in a little town in
Alabama. He picked up the guitar at age 12 and before long, he knew that
playing that guitar would always be his life. After joining his first band
at age 15, he roamed the southeast playing southern rock and blues in dirty
little bars and house parties and such... until moving on to log some miles
with a nationally touring rock n roll group as a side man for awhile... He
made Austin, Tx, his next home. He spent 5 years living and learning in the
heart of Texas Blues playing legendary venues such as "The Steamboat",
"Antone's" and the "Saxon Pub". Now, again he makes his home in the
backwoods of Lacey's Spring, Alabama. With some mileage on his feet and
hands, his heart has pointed him back to the blues the likes of
Muddy Waters and
Freddie King...where it all began for him.
For the last couple of years Chris has been fortunate to play guitar for the
legendary Leon Russell.