Moes Alley Santa Cruz Nightclub
PAT SIMMONS JR. + David Jeremy
Appearing Live at Moes Alley
Thursday, August 1st
Son Of Doobie Brothers Founding Member Patrick Simmons Debuts Santa Cruz With His Trio
8:30 PM, Doors Open 7:30 PM, $10 Advance, $15 Day Of Show, Maui Grown Music

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Moe's alley presents the Santa Cruz debut of Pat Simmons Jr. (Son of Doobie Brothers founding member Patrick Simmons)  Pat will be performing with his trio.  Special guest David Jeremy supports.

Pat Simmons Jr. was born on the Northern California coast in 1990, but was raised from age 6 on the north-shore of Maui, Hawai’i; a life full of organic farming, surfing, skateboarding, exploring the country, and playing music. He also grew up on tour with his father’s band The Doobie Brothers, always joining his dad on stage starting at the age of 2. His mom says he learned to walk on the tour bus and countless fans remember tiny Pat Jr. stepping on stage for the Doobie’s encore with a miniature guitar and later, actually plugged in. Pat’s music career began as a teen, when he first began opening as a solo act for The Doobie Brothers, along with many other well known artists over the years, including Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Jack Johnson, Mike Love, The Wailers, Chicago, Gregg Allman, Don Felder of the Eagles, Steve Earle, Dave Mason, Trevor Hall & John Cowan of New Grass Revival. When he’s not performing multiple shows a week on Maui, or traveling on tour with his newly formed northern California based trio, Pat lives on the family farm with his wife and child, homesteading, running a small-scale organic farm/reforestation project and volunteering every week with the traditional land and water stewards and lineal descendants of East Maui, restoring ancient Taro patches or “Lo’i Kalo”, in remote valleys. He uses music as a tool for activism and education concerning environmental/ocean health, cancer awareness, Hawaiian culture and ecologically conscious living with Permaculture ethics. Walking his talk on and off the stage, he carries the message and values of Aloha ‘Āina (Love for the land). He feels the responsibility to practice and perpetuate traditional indigenous values and knowledge as a guest and steward of the land. Pat is part of a culturally diverse community of islanders in Hawai'i who care for the natural environment through simple living, eating well from the abundance of the land. A graduate of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, Pat earned a degree in Ecology in 2012, with a diverse and synergistic focus on Forest Ecology, Soil Biology, Permaculture Design, Regenerative Agriculture and Ethnobotany. In the fall of 2013, at the age of 23, Pat was diagnosed with testicular cancer and endured three months of chemotherapy treatment. It was a tough time, but he came through it with grace and lots of support from family, friends and great natural care with organic food and Chinese/herbal medicine to rehabilitate his body. He has been cancer free for nearly 6 years and written many songs while recovering.

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