John Simon returns to Joe’s Pub again after his sold out show a few years back. This time he’ll be celebrating the release of his new book, “TRUTH, LIES & HEARSAY: A Memoir Of A Musical Life In And Out Of Rock And Roll.” He’ll be singing his songs, telling stories of his encounters with various rock heroes of The Sixties, and taking questions from the audience.
John Simon is a multiple-threat artist -- a music producer (and occasional composer) in pop, rock, television, movies, and on Broadway, his name attached to notable projects in most of those fields. He was one of the top record producers in the United States during the late '60s and the 1970s, responsible for pulling together more than a dozen albums that are considered classics and all of which continue to sell well more than 30 years later, including the Band's Music from Big Pink, The Band, and The Last Waltz, Cheap Thrills by Big Brother & the Holding Company, Bookends by Simon and Garfunkel and debut albums by Leonard Cohen and Blood, Sweat & Tears.
“John Simon has always been one of our most musical producers, a mix of musical and social skills. Part arranger, part psychiatrist, part instrumentalist, part pure music lover, part camp counselor.” – John Sebastian
“When John Simon joined The Band’s brotherhood he fit like a glove. I can’t imagine another record producer in the whole world who could’ve matched John’s work on: ‘Music from Big Pink’ and ‘The Band’ albums” – Robbie Robertson