Friends of Sims: Celebrating 20 Years of Listening is a collection of cover songs spanning a wide array of artists including Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Iggy Pop, Nick Drake, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Gram Parsons, Ozzy Osbourne, Bob Dylan, Judas Priest, Neil Young and more. The record was released in 2015 to mark the 20th anniversary of SIMS Foundation.
The recording, produced by Kyle Ellison, features local Austin musicians of national and international acclaim: Sally Allen, Charlie Sexton, Alejandro Escovedo, Laura Scarborough, Jeremy Nail, Sabrina Applicator and Paul Leary, Doyle Bramhall II, Broken Teeth, Ian Moore, Chris Layton, and many more. The collection also features a newly re-mastered, previously unreleased song by Pariah, Kyle and Sims Ellison’s band.
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