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Kathy VanTassell is webmaster for Simon Townshend's Official webpage and has been minding the fort since 1999.

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2014 US Tour Recap

October 23, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
2014 US Tour Recap

As webmaster, I usually try to stay right on top of all the info and reports coming in from the road while Simon is on tour. For the April 2014 US tour, I was neck deep in tour manager (and laundry) duties and unfortunately the “tour diary” suffered. Luckily the slack was taken up quite nicely by Simon […]

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Ottawa Folk Festival write-ups

September 22, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Ottawa Folk Festival write-ups

Simon made a special trip over from the UK to perform at The Ottawa Folk Festival on Sat Sept 13th, 2014. Extreme AM rain kept some of the crowd away, but those who did brave the storm were greeted with faint to nearly non-existent mist during Simon’s set at The Hill Stage. Terry Steeves has a nice […]

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Support Teenage Cancer America and Win!

July 8, 2014 | By | 1 Comment
Support Teenage Cancer America and Win!

Simon will be performing with Roger at the Teenage Cancer America concert in Philadelphia this July 28th. Do you want to meet Roger Daltrey backstage at his show in Philadelphia? Support Teen Cancer America and you could win a trip for 2 to meet Roger, join him for soundcheck, attend a pre-concert exclusive reception and […]

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Great write-up from CSPS Iowa gig

May 1, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Great write-up from CSPS Iowa gig

by Charles Black on Live Gig Shots Some highlights: “Simon rips it up on guitar. He attacked his instrument with a passion that is almost animal-like in ferocity. Yet what came forth was a cascade of arpeggios, melodious licks and chords that create the aural impression that I was hearing more than just one man […]

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Free Seattle Show Download

April 30, 2014 | By | 3 Comments
Free Seattle Show Download

We are so pleased that the soundboard from Seattle sounds so amazing! Not only is it a killer performance from Simon but it captures the very special moment when Eddie Vedder joined Simon for two songs during the set. This FAN ONLY – NOT FOR SALE download release is being offered with both artist’s permission. […]

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Simon Townshend Proves Who He Is

April 29, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Simon Townshend Proves Who He Is

Charlie Bermant has an in-depth critique/review of Simon’s Seattle gig and Denial – over at No Depression (The Roots Music Authority ) ( Simon Townshend Proves Who He Is – Apr 23rd 2014).  “You gotta love social networking, and the opportunities it provides to artists. Townshend has approached the limit of 5,000 friends and I’m one of them, […]

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