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Simo Premiere "Long May You Sail" Music Video

Nashville power trio Simo—featuring breakout guitarist J.D. Simo—have teamed with to premiere a new music video.

Check out "Long May You Sail," a track from Let Love Show the Way, Simo's second full length album (and first on Mascot Label Group). It was released January 29.

"'Long May You Sail' is about hope, love and positive feelings toward others and their future," says singer-guitarist J.D. Simo. "May we all sail on, and long may we all sail together.”

Let Love Show the Way is the first album ever recorded at the Allman Brothers Band's communal Sixties home, the Big House. J.D. even played Duane Allman’s 1957 gold-top Les Paul on every song on the album. This is the same guitar heard on the first two Allman Brothers Band albums and Derek and the Dominoes’ “Layla.” J.D. is now part of an elite group of guitarists—including Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes and Nels Cline—who share the rare honor of having wielded this instrument. Simo is rounded out by J.D.'s longtime drummer, Adam Abrashoff, and bassist Elad Shapiro.

By the way, if the name J.D. Simo sounds familiar to readers, it might be because of this 2014 story: "Is JD Simo the Best Guitarist in Nashville?"

J.D. has been making waves in Nashville lately, where he was a highly sought after session guitarist before forming his own band. He's definitely one of the premiere up-and-coming guitarists, so be sure to keep an eye on him.

Simo are on a full U.S. tour right now. You can check out the dates here.

For more about Simo, follow along on Facebook and visit While you're at it, catch JD's vintage-gear blog at

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.