Simeon "Simon" Peebler is a folk-spirited songwriter based in Chicago.
Simeon's 2012 Americana album "Missing Anchor" crosses a wide range of topics, with songs about Trayvon Martin, Abraham Lincoln, Occupy Wall Street, and off-shore tax evasion right alongside more personal statements about healing hearts and reaching our birthday home.
He started his musical adventures recently after spending time as a student at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. No long after getting hooked on writing songs, Simeon recorded and released his first album, "Follow the River Bend" in 2011. In early 2012 on the one hundred year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, he released a song called "Twenty Lifeboats".
In 2012, Simeon performed his music in the midwest at the following venues and festivals: The Heartland Cafe, Silvie's Lounge, The Elbo Room, Abbey Pub (Flabby Fest), Act One Pub, Fayette Opera House (Performance Lane, FARMette), Lilly's (Chicago I Love You), Gallery Cabaret (Woody Guthrie Celebration), Flat Iron Building (Coyote Festival of the Arts), Folk Alliance Midwest Region conference in St. Louis (Performance Lane), Cubby Bear Wrigleyville, Lizard's Liquid Lounge, El's Kitchen, Hidden Shamrock, Grafton Pub, and Curtiss Hall (Fine Arts Building in Chicago).
In December of 2012, Simeon's song "All it Takes" appeared in the popular Chicago Mixtape (https://www.chicagomixtape.com/calendar/current/096/). On December 14th, his song "I Will Not Leave" played on WLUW 88.7's weekly Razor and Die show.
He also recorded a podcast with Chicago Acoustic Underground which first aired in March, 2013. Listen to it here!
In 2013, Simeon appeared at the January edition of Folk You! in Chicago, and at the April 2013 Chicago Songwriter Alliance show at Uncommon Ground. He opened for Cleveland based Charlie Mosbrook at the Heartland Cafe, and on another occasion performed at the CAU Records Showcase at the same venue.
In April, Simeon wrote and performed his song "Brave in Boston" as a tribute to the those who ran into the smoke and toward those fallen at the 2013 Boston Marathon. Listen to a demo of "Brave in Boston" here. In June, Simeon wrote and performed his song "Who Will Tell Us the Truth" about Bradley Manning. Listen to a demo of "Who Will Tell Us the Truth" here.
Contact: simeonpeebler (@) gmail.com.
Latest music: http://simeonpeebler.bandcamp.com
Twitter: @SimeonPeebler http://www.twitter.com/SimeonPeebler