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Kim Simpson

Acoustic Guitar from Austin, TX - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$200 - $2000 per event
I'm a well-seasoned acoustic guitar instrumentalist and vocalist with an enormous repertoire. A veteran live performer of 25 years, I've enjoyed playing for weddings, conferences, private parties, art gallery openings, rest homes, churches, campfires, hayrides, flag ceremonies, farmers markets, educational programs from preschool to the university level and much more all around the world.

I'm friendly, easy to work with, and punctuality is a guarantee. A particular strength of mine is adaptability--I'm happy to fine tune my material to fit specific settings and themes according to musical genres (pop, folk, jazz, classical, world, etc.), song requests, eras, holidays (especially Christmas), occasions, and nationalities (I can sing songs in up to twelve languages).

Other things worth letting you know about: I'm a radio host at two stations in the Austin area (KUTX and KOOP) and am therefore quite comfortable with any MC duties I may be called upon to handle for you. I also hold a Ph.D. in American Studies, I'm an active guitar instructor, and I once toured China at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy as a performing lecturer in American folk music. In addition, I've written a book called "Early '70s Radio" and am a veritable pop music encyclopedia.

Ultimately, I'm a passionate advocate for the honest sound of the acoustic guitar, which I feel brings just the right amount of sparkle, good cheer and memorability to any gathering. My rates are very reasonable and I would absolutely love to be a part of your upcoming event!

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Kim showed up 30 minutes prior to the ceremony and looked very dapper which I really appreciated. He was accommodating with my last minute change in the bridal entrance music. I could hear his wonderful playing as my bridesmaids helped me dress upstairs. My husband was pleased with Kim’s professionalism and really enjoyed his playing. Kim’s guitar playing just added that nice touch to a bed/breakfast wedding venue. Thanks Kim!

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Kim was very accommodating to our requests. He played both the wedding and reception for about 50 guests and it was lovely. He sang and played several songs, even the Hebrew for hava nagila! He also helped emcee and move the night along. Kim drove in from Austin for our event in Houston as well. We were very pleased to have him at our event. Highly recommended!!!

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2015
Jan
10
Wedding
New Braunfels, TX
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2014
May
24
Wedding Ceremony
Houston, TX
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2014
Jan
18
Wedding Ceremony
Castroville, TX
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2013
Oct
26
Wedding
Houston, TX
8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
A Foggy Day
Barney Kessel
Ain't She Sweet
Errol Garner
Aj Te Dejo En San Antonio
Flaco Jimenez
All Blues
Miles Davis
All You Need Is Love
The Beatles
Angels We Have Heard on High
Christmas Song
Baby What You Want Me to Do
Jimmy Reed
Bewitched
TV Theme
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Willie Nelson
Blue Jay Way
Beatles
Acoustic Guitar
Folk Guitar
Blues Acoustic Guitar
Country Acoustic Guitar
Pop Acoustic Guitar
Folk Acoustic Guitar
Jazz Acoustic Guitar
Classical Acoustic Guitar
Latin Acoustic Guitar
Oldies Acoustic Guitar
Ambient Acoustic Guitar
Proms
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Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
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Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
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Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
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Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Kim Simpson will also travel to Manchaca, Del Valle, Buda, Kyle, Cedar Creek, Dale, Manor, Mc Neil, Pflugerville, Driftwood, Lockhart, Maxwell, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Elgin, Red Rock, San Marcos, Spicewood, Leander, Bastrop, Dripping Springs, Wimberley, Martindale, Coupland, Staples, Fentress, Hutto, Mc Dade, Prairie Lea, Rosanky.
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