SiMóN began in 2011 when a wandering Vermonter joined forces with Honduran musicians in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Since then it has grown and evolved, has a fluid membership and involves musicians from several countries.
Without much regard for categories, SiMóN draws on the varied musical experience of its members, mixing folk, punk, funk, swing, and blues. Since they are frequently asked “what kind of music do you play?” they have coined the genre label: psycho-folk (although there are some people who would call it alternative-rock or “indie”). The songs are in English and Spanish, and describe quotidian, political, and existential themes.
The name SiMóN comes from the popular Spanish slang affirmation, used in the following way: Are you going to the show tonight? ¡SiMóN! It is also true that the name, Simon, means ‘one who knows how to listen’ and knowing how to listen is a requirement for playing music in a group.