Ikes Creek is L.A.’s newest virtuosic Americana ensemble. Combining the great songwriting, bluesy vocals and virtuosic instrumental skills of Korey Simeone, Thomas Moose on fiery guitar and stellar mandolin, and Cori Cable Kidder on co-lead vocals, IKES CREEK took 1st place in the Best Band Category at the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest. Clearly, this band is being recognized as a critical new voice on the Roots Americana scene of SoCal.
Born on Elk Butte in Northern Idaho, Korey Simeone has long honed his craft as both a virtuosic instrumentalist and accomplished songwriter. Finding his way to Austin, Texas in 1997, he toured internationally with both acclaimed neo-vaudeville outfit, The Asylum Street Spankers and nationally recognized bluegrass satirists, The Austin Lounge Lizards. He has opened for or shared the stage with such luminaries as Dolly Parton, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, and Bela Fleck, just to name a few.
Moving to LA in 2010, Simeone continued his musical endeavors, flowering his vision to form an acoustic band with all the musicality and power of his heroes, Jimi Hendrix and Ludwig van Beethoven. Ikes Creek has a substantial repertoire of original songs, all grounded in the vast Americana tradition he has been playing and studying for over 20 years. A master violinist, Korey is also accomplished on the dobro, mandolin, and guitar, having recorded multiple songs on each instrument.
Ikes Creek’s debut album, “Up, Rising,” comes out June 1st on all platforms and CD.