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Pat Simmons, Jr. On Tour with The Doobie Brothers

Son of Founding Doobie Brother Patrick Simmons will Open Select Dates This Spring and Summer


Nashville, TN… Patrick Simmons, Jr., son of Doobie Brothers co-founder, Patrick Simmons, will open select dates for the iconic band this spring and summer.  Pat Junior is currently in the studio working on a new album with his father at the helm as producer.  The multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, will be performing original songs from his upcoming project scheduled for release later this year. 

“I’m stoked that I have the opportunity to tour this summer sharing my music, my stories – real stories, of Aloha, of inspiration, love, and awareness. I feel grateful to share the journey with my father and my “road ‘ohana”, my road family, who have watched me grow since birth,” adds Patrick.  “Life on tour is nothing new for me.  I love the people I meet and the places and cultures I get the privilege to encounter and learn from along the way.”  

Simmons describes his music as a mix of folk, blues, jazz, reggae and acoustic rock — a little bit Jack Johnson and a little bit Bob Marley.  “More than anything, I try to share experiences through each song. Each one has a life and story behind it. They are all true stories; things I see and feel. I come from a background of life in nature, surfing, hiking and farming. So it’s a laid back Hawaii style, where my joy of living comes through my joy of singing.”

Spring/Summer Tour Dates Supporting The Doobie Brothers

+ w/ Don Felder

* w/ Gregg Allman


June 3: Humphreys Concerts by the Bay – San Diego, CA

June 6: Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA +

June 13: Ironstone Amphitheatre – Murphys, CA w/ Los Lobos

June 16: Les Schwab Amphitheatre – Bend, OR

June 20: Edgefield – Troutdale, OR

August 19: Blue Hills Bank Pavilion – Boston, MA *

August 21: CMAC – Syracuse, NY *

August 22: Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook – Gilford, NH *

August 25: Artpark – Lewiston, NY

August 28: PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ *


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       Pat Simmons Jr. is a cancer survivor with an incredible story to tell that is inspiring and uplifting. 

       He uses his music to express his messages about living in balance with the environment and creating peace and love in this life.

       Currently writing and recording songs for his debut full-length album.

       In addition to opening for his father’s legendary band Pat has shared the stage with many other well known artists, including The Wailers, Boz Scaggs, Chicago, Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson, Dave Mason, Buddy Guy, The Turtles, Little Feat, Kenny Loggins, Los Lobos, War, Tower of Power, Xavier Rudd and many others.

       He is a multi-instrumentalist whose talents include Djembe, Didgeridoo, wooden and steel flute, acoustic guitar, and the very first instrument he learned to play, the Ukulele.

       When not on tour or recording music, Pat resides on the island of Maui working on his family’s land in their organic garden as well as surfing, swimming, hiking and fishing.


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About Pat Simmons, Jr.: 

Pat Simmons Jr. grew up in a dual world, both on the road with his father’s band The Doobie Brothers, exploring concert halls, and at home being a kid exploring the rugged Redwood coastline in Northern California. He moved with his family to Maui, Hawaii at age six. There, Pat was raised close to nature, around waterfalls and waves, immersed in Hawaiian culture. Maui has developed in him a powerful sense of love and respect for the land and the traditional native stewards. In 2012, Pat received a degree in Ecology from The Evergreen State College. He now spends most of his time on his family’s land on Maui, gardening, living a purely organic lifestyle and spending as much time as possible in the water surfing and swimming, and exploring the forests and uplands of Haleakala.  

Talking (life, love, music and) Motorcycles with Patrick Simmons of the Doobie Brothers!

This Wednesday evening, April 8, 2015- Patrick Simmons of the Doobie Brothers will be Barry Boone’s guest for the full hour on Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone.  Patrick is passionate about vintage motorcycles and recently completed another coast to coast ride in the Motorcycle Cannonball on his 1914 Harley-Davidson.

The bonus is that Patrick will be joined on the show by his wife Cris Summer Simmons. She has been a major player in motorcycling for many years and recently released her third book on the subject, The Cannonball Dairy.

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Rock Legends Cruise III: Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston, Don Felder, Dave Mason Q&A

“The Doobie Incident” – Exclusive Comments from The Doobie Brothers Founding Member Patrick Simmons



LOCKN’ Music Festival has just announced “The Doobie Incident”, an epic jam pairing The Doobie Brothers and The String Cheese Incident at the 2015 festival scheduled September 10 – 13 in Arrington, Virginia. This will mark the first time these two bands have ever performed together, brought to fans by this festival known for its legendary collaborations. The SCI will team up with rock legends The Doobie Brothers (featuring Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons & John McFee) for a special one-of-a-kind Incident that mixes elements of rock, roots, blues and funk to create what is sure to be a show for the ages!

Read exclusive Comments from The Doobie Brothers Founding Member Patrick Simmons HERE

Live Facebook Q&A with Pat Simmons & Tom Johnston Thursday 11/20



Tom & Pat will be jumping on Facebook for a LIVE Q&A tomorrow at 6pm PT / 9pm ET. Get your questions ready!

Ask them about the new album, ‘Southbound’, the Doobies’ partnership with Hard Rock Café for Imagine There’s No Hunger, or anything you’ve ever wanted to ask them.

Press Release: Doobie Brother Patrick Simmons to Participate in Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run 2014 – Cross-Country Journey Leads up to New Album Release

August 21, 2014, Nashville, TNPatrick Simmons, founding member of The Doobie Brothers and longtime motorcycle enthusiast, will ride coast to coast, with his wife, Cris Sommer Simmons in the Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run 2014 in September. The duo will journey more than 4,100 miles from Daytona, FL to Takoma, WA on their 1934 and 1929 Harley-Davidsons with stops in GA, TN, MO, KS, CO, UT, N V, ID, and WA. Cris, who is a well-known author and member of the National Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Anamosa Iowa and the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Westerville, Ohio, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame, will be raising money on the ride for Stand Up To Cancer, in honor of their son, Pat Jr., who battled testicular cancer last year and now is cancer free.


Patrick and Cris Simmons

The Cannonball Run began in 2010 as a ride to showcase the restoration and power of antique motorcycles built before 1915. It has since evolved into a cross-country endurance ride held every other year with over 100 participants, which now includes bikes built before 1936.

In preparation for the ride Patrick notes, “Cris and I are excited, and so ready to head out on the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run. We have been working on our bikes for over a year now.” Cris previously participated in the 2010 Cannonball Run, where she was the only American female out of 45 riders. She completed the over 2,800 miles and finished in 20th place.

This year Patrick Simmons will be riding a 1929 Harley-Davidson JD, nick-named “Norge” because of its similar blue color to Norge refrigerators once popular in the 1950s. As for Cris’ choice, she explains, “My bike “Buddy” is a 1934 Harley-Davidson, named after it’s previous owner, well-known Hollywood stunt man Bud Ekins. Pat bought the bike from Bud many years ago and I stole it from Pat in 1993, vowing to ride it ‘someday’.”

Patrick Simmons has spent the majority of the summer on tour with The Doobie Brothers and preparing for their upcoming release Southbound. The album celebrates the band’s iconic hits re-recorded alongside some of country music’s biggest stars (including Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Sara Evans, and Brad Paisley). After his participation in the Cannonball Endurance Run, Simmons will continue to tour with the band and plan for the upcoming release of Southbound November 4, on Arista Records Nashville.

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Pat Simmons Interview in Chicagoist

The Doobie Brothers will play Montrose Beach Saturday night. We caught up with founding member, guitarist, singer and songwriter Patrick Simmons earlier this afternoon to discuss the tour, the band’s mark on American culture and what’s next for the act.

Simmons said the Doobie Brothers will be performing about 80 shows this year all over the globe.

“Normally we do about 100,” he said. “We’re cutting back a little bit to spend some time with our families and such. We’ve been doing this a long time, so we just think we deserve a few weeks off here and there.”

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Broward Palm Beach New Times: Pat Simmons Interview Posted

The Broward Palm Beach New Times has posted a recent interview with Doobie Brother Patrick Simmons. Read it here.

Photo: Pat Simmons jams at 2nd Annual Willie K’s BluesFest

Hawaiian Bluesman Wille K‘s 2nd annual BluesFest on Maui January 11th included among its all star lineup Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. Here’s a great shot of Pat jamming with Willie K:

Pat Simmons with Willie K

Pat Simmons rings in the New Year with Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Steven Tyler and more…

Doobie Brother Pat Simmons kicked off the New Year with an all star jam of epic proportions at the Wailea Marriott on Maui. Among the legendary musicians performing at the event were Sammy Hagar, Richie Sambora, Steven Tyler, Weird Al Yankovic, Keith Carradine, Alice Cooper and his band, Orianthi, and Bob Rock. The event was MC’d by Tom Arnold, and promoted by legendary manager and philanthropist Shep Gordon. The show benefited the Maui Food Bank and other charities.

Maui New Years Eve 2014

Left to right: Pat Simmons, Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Richie Sambora, Bob Rock