Ted Simmons to Release New Single “Rainy Day (Live at Bearly’s)” with The Bear Bones Blues Band

Ted Simmons to Release New Single "Rainy Day (Live at Bearly's)" with The Bear Bones Blues Band

June 1, 2024 — Halifax, Nova Scotia — Renowned singer-songwriter Ted Simmons is set to release his highly anticipated new single “Rainy Day (Live at Bearly’s)” on June 21, 2024. The track was recorded live during a captivating performance at Bearly’s House of Blues in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on December 9, 2023.

Simmons, originally from Newfoundland and now residing in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, is celebrated for his storytelling and dynamic range across genres. His new single, a live rendition of “Rainy Day April,” showcases his signature blend of humor and blues-rock energy. The song, mixed and mastered at Ocean Floor Recording by Franc Lopes, features the vibrant talents of The Bear Bones Blues Band:

Noel Taussig – Lead/Rhythm Guitar
Chris Brown – Drums
Dean Gallant – Bass Guitar
Brian Bourne – Slide Guitar

Reflecting on the spontaneous nature of the recording, Simmons shared, “I actually did not know the show was being recorded for what was to become The Bear Bones Blues Band Live at Bearly’s album. I was just there to eat a rib sandwich and hang out with my friends, but the guys invited me on stage to do one of my own songs, ‘Rainy Day April,’ and when I heard the recording, it turned out so good I decided to release it as a single.”

“Rainy Day April” is a humorous take on fleeting, non-committal relationships, centering on a character with numerous superficial romances, particularly with a woman named April. The song captures the essence of blues-rock with its energetic and engaging performance, promising to be a “blow the doors off” good time.

Ted Simmons has built a career marked by critical acclaim and international recognition. Influenced by legends like Muddy Waters, Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and The Band, his music spans from Blues to Country, Folk to Rock and Roll, and R&B to Contemporary Singer/Songwriter. Simmons’ poignant and sometimes politically driven lyrics paint vivid stories of the Americana experience.

His accolades include two Music PEI award nominations in 2012 for his album “61 Dorchester” (Male Solo Recording of the Year and Roots Contemporary Recording of the Year) and a nomination in 2010 as a member of Slung for “Superfecta” (Bluegrass/Country Recording of the Year).

“Rainy Day (Live at Bearly’s)” is poised to be a standout release in Ted Simmons’ diverse and celebrated discography. Mark your calendars for June 21, 2024, to experience this electrifying new single.

Olivia Long PR

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