PRESENTED BY GABE DAUER
Keaton Simons knows how to captivate an audience with his bluesy, soul-bearing songs, masterful guitar playing and authentic voice. Keaton has worked as a writer, musical director, singer, bassist and guitarist with notable acts like Gnarls Barkley, Black Eyed Peas, Snoop Dogg and Tre Hardson of The Pharcyde. In addition, Keaton has opened for Coldplay, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar and Train, written with Jason Mraz and Hanson, produced songs for Disney teen star Nolan Sotillo (most recently "We Could Be Anything" in the new film Prom), and acted as the face of Advanced Guitar for the new Xbox game Rocksmith. His music has been heard in dozens of feature films and television shows, including Private Practice, NCIS, Malcolm in the Middle and Crash. Keaton has produced music with Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, One Republic), The Matrix (Avril Lavigne, Liz Phair) and David Bianco (Tom Petty, Bob Dylan), and released albums both independently and through major labels, most recently 2008's "Can You Hear Me" on CBS Records. He is currently preparing to release both his second and third full-length, a live album recorded in Los Angeles and a studio one with producer Mikal Blue.
Cindi Avnet: Producer / Talent Booker
Gabe Dauer: Producer / Host / Editor
Josh Gohlke: Cinematographer
Audio: Wes Gaither
Atara Gottschalk: Co-Producer / Talent Booker
Lauren Gardiner: Production Assistant / Photographer
Leah Hobbs: Associate Producer
Courtney Arwin: Balcony Location
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