There are at least two artists with the name Simo. 1. A Nashville based rock trio (active from 2010 to present) 2. A Korean rap artist (active from 2008 to present) 1. SIMO is virtuoso guitarist J.D. Simo, Justin Smith on bass, and Adam Abrashoff on drums. Born in the shadow of Wrigley Field, J.D. took up the guitar at an early age and obsessively studied the recorded works of his musical forefathers. Realizing at age 15 that music would be his life, he dropped out of school, hit the road, and has never looked back. His journey led him to Nashville where, in a desperate attempt to pay rent and eat, he gathered up his guitar and headed down to Lower Broadway. Playing for tips on the street, he eventually caught the eye of Don Kelley of the renowned Don Kelley Band at Robert's Western World. Linking up with Kelley and cranking out country-western classics for the honky tonk crowd, J.D. routinely dropped jaws as he unleashed his blues-soaked take on the country favorites. It didn't take long until his name was on the lips of every discerning music aficionado in town. 2. SIMO and Mood Schula won No.1 hip-hop album of the year at the Korean Music Awards in 2012. SIMO also produced beats for the famous Dynamic Duo. Before this, his music was introduced by legendary BBC 1xtra in the UK and Truthseekers Radio in LA.