Doyle Bramhall II contributes his version of the Sam & Dave classic "I Thank You" to the FRIENDS OF SIMS: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF LISTENING Compilation

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SSM COLLECTIVE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE SIMS FOUNDATION IS SET TO RELEASE “FRIENDS OF SIMS: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF LISTENING” VIA ITUNES

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14 SONGS ALL FEATURING AUSTIN BASED MUSICIANS

ALL SALES TO BENEFIT SIMS FOUNDATION

(Austin, Texas) - Friends of Sims: Celebrating 20 Years of Listening is a compilation record produced by Kyle Ellison featuring the talents and flavors of Austin’s own music community will be released Saturday, December 5, 2015 and will be available via iTunes and on CD December 11, 2015.

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the SIMS Foundation, SSM Collective, in association with the SIMS Foundation, is releasing Friends of Sims: Celebrating 20 Years of Listening. The 14 tracks featured on the release is a diverse collection of cover songs performed and recorded by Austin musicians. All proceeds from the collection will benefit the SIMS Foundation.

The SIMS Foundation provides access and financial support for mental health and addiction recovery to Austin musicians and their family members. SIMS clinicians can provide short-term counseling for Austin musicians and match them to one of 70+ therapists, psychiatrists, or addiction recovery partners in our SIMS Provider Network for ongoing treatment.

The SIMS Foundation began 20 years ago, established in the memory of Sims Ellison, a beloved Austin musician who suffered from mental health issues and sadly took his own life. The not-for-profit organization works to help Austin musicians and people within the Austin music industry who are seeking help for themselves, friends or family members.
The SIMS Foundation has helped 5,000 musicians, and it annually provides life-saving mental health services to hundreds of clients; 98% of clients report an improvement in symptoms after initiating SIMS services.

Friends of Sims: Celebrating 20 Years of Listening was produced by Sims Ellison’s brother Ellison and features local Austin musicians of national and international renown: Sally Allen, Charlie Sexton, Alejandro Escovedo, Laura Scarborough, Jeremy Nail, Sabrina Applicator, Paul Leary, Doyle Bramhall II, Broken Teeth, Ian Moore, Chris Layton, and many more. The fourteen-song collection also features a newly re-mastered, previously unreleased song by Pariah, Kyle and Sims Ellison’s band.

“Friends of SIMS: Celebrating 20 Years of Listening”track list:

01 Refugee - Sally Allen

02 I Wanna Be Your Dog - Sabrina Applicator & Paul Leary

03 Moonage Daydream - Charlie Sexton

04 Love - Laura Scarborough

05 She - Jeremy Nail

06 She's About A Mover - Chris Layton

07 Rip This Joint - The Happen-Ins

08 I Thank You - Doyle Bramhall II

09 War Of Man – Jeremy Nail, Sally Allen, Savanah Welch, Kyle Ellison

10 Black Eyed Dog - Ian Moore

11 Gimme Danger - Alejandro Escovedo

12 Breaking The Law - Broken Teeth

13 Diary Of A Madman - Kyle Ellison

14 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue –Pariah

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