Dave Simonett

Dave Simonett has spent almost two decades as the lead singer, guitar player and songwriter for the widely popular and beloved roots band, Tramped By Turtles. He also fronts Dead Man Winter, a bull-bodied, emotionally resonant brand of Americana-infused indie rock band. He now boldly steps forward with a shining collection of new solo material for the first time under his own name called Red Tail.

While Dead Man Winter's Furnace was a much-needed cathartic experience for Simonett during a dark time, he is not connecting these songs on Red Tail to his own life as he prefers to allow listeners to develop their own interpretations. The conversational and poetic style in which Simonett writes lends itself to this perfectly, inspired by the spacious and stark Northern woods of Minnesota, where he's from. Drawing from the outdoors, Simonett uses light, weather and imagery to paint introspective, cinematic scenes that are easy to lose yourself in.

Upcoming Shows


Nov
26
th
The Fitzgerald Theater
Nov
26
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Past Shows


Nov
19
th
2021
Palace Theatre
Nov
19
th
2021
Palace Theatre

Caamp

(rescheduled from 10/22/21)
with Dave Simonett
Apr
23
rd
2020
Livestream
Apr
23
rd
2020
Livestream

'Avenue of the Saints'

Virtual Midwestern Festival & Benefit
with Dave Simonett, Lissie, Erik Koskinen and more!
Jan
18
th
2018
icehouse MPLS
Jan
18
th
2018
icehouse MPLS
Dec
24
th
2017
Clown Lounge
Dec
24
th
2017
Clown Lounge

Frankie Lee

CLOWN LOUNGE (Turf Club basement)
with Dave Simonett, David Huckfelt and Michael Rossetto
Jun
19
th
2017
Clown Lounge
Jun
19
th
2017
Clown Lounge

Frankie Lee

CLOWN LOUNGE (Turf Club basement)
with Dave Simonett and Ben Weaver
Jan
15
th
2017
Turf Club
Jan
15
th
2017
Turf Club

Charlie Parr

JANUARY 2017 SUNDAY RESIDENCY
with Dave Simonett
Apr
3
rd
2016
DAVE SIMONETT
Apr
3
rd
2016
DAVE SIMONETT

Dave Simonett

with MARC GARTMAN
Jun
18
th
2014
The Cedar Cultural Center
Jun
18
th
2014
The Cedar Cultural Center

NICKI BLUHM AND THE GRAMBLERS

with Dave Simonett
Mar
6
th
2014
Mainroom
Mar
6
th
2014
Mainroom

ARE YOU LOCAL?

with the Cloak Ox, Dave Simonett, John Mark Nelson and more!
Dec
18
th
2013
Mainroom
Dec
18
th
2013
Mainroom

R.T. Rybak

What Are They Going To Do? Impeach Me?
with DJ SHANNON BLOWTORCH, Dave Simonett, Chastity Brown and more!

More Shows

Apr
15
th
7th St Entry

exociety presents
The Out of the Woods Tour

Mar
20
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Kronos Quartet

Mar
19
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Kronos Quartet

Mar
11
th
Turf Club

Obscura

with Abysmal Dawn, Vale of Pnath and Interloper