Lee Sims

Lee Sims is often referred to as a Colorado music icon, and a “down home superstar.” His current CD, Deep In The Heart Of Me, is a return of sorts for Lee, to the music industry. As a youngster, Lee’s dad would take him to jam sessions, and prod him to get up there and perform along with the adults. “My dad’s friend would play guitar and I would get up there and sing along behind him,” Lee recalled. “I was playing for a mostly older audience, so it really helped me build up my confidence.”
Lee recalled his days learning how to play a guitar, “I would take my parents old records and slow them down just to learn how to play certain riffs.” And in 1965 he began his music career with his first band at the age of 15. “While everyone else was listening to the Beatles, I was hammering out the Hank Thompsons and the Hank Snows,” he said. “I was listening to the Beatles and playing Johnny Cash.”
Lee left high school for college, playing music all the way through, and full time up until about 12 years ago he said, before entering the private sector as a US Mail carrier. “I was fortunate enough to be able to play music my entire life up to that point.”
And now, with retirement in site, the new CD, Deep In The Heart Of Me, is laying the ground work for a second season as a full time musician. His music is reminiscent of the more classic country sound. “This sound has actually redefined who I am as an artist,” he said. “A lot of people are in a quandary as to where their listening ear is going. So I’m finding a new audience, which is actually quite exciting.”
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