“I know that at any moment…this could stop“
Savoy Brown, one of the longest-running British Blues Rock bands. Formed in 1965 by guitarist Kim Simmonds, the band achieved success with songs like “Train to Nowhere,” “I’m Tired,” and “Hellbound Train.” Former band members have gone on to success with groups like Yes, Fleetwood Mac, and several members forming Foghat. But, through all this, Simmonds has remained the one constant, guiding force.
The band’s 40th album, City Night, has just come out on Quarto Valley Records, and Simmonds searing guitar is once again, front and center, augmented by Pat DeSalvo on bass and Garnett Grimm on drums, the most consistent lineup in the group’s history The band is also in the midst of a US tour.
We chat about how Simmonds saw the Rolling Stones very early in their career, plus how he was influenced by Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac, and why he doesn’t play his signature Flying V guitar much anymore.