Dust off your dancing shoes, real country music has returned. Bonnie & the Clydes bring a brand of swingin' music that makes it nearly impossible to sit still. In a world overrun by alt and pop country, they conjure up the sounds of the genre's legends. Led by Bonnie Sims, Bonnie & the Clydes feature soulful vocals, dynamic fiddle and guitar solos, and a solid country swing groove.
Bonnie Sims sings the only way she knows how, full throttle and without regret. The combination creates a wild freedom that few performers possess. Bonnie started performing at a young age and has loved being on stage since then. At twelve, Bonnie picked up the guitar and began performing with her father, Mike Cruciger, all over Texas.
She’s played venues such as Silver Dollar City (Branson, MO), Six Flags Over Texas, and was included on the Texas Commission on The Arts Touring Artists Rooster for the 2005-2007 season. Most recently Bonnie performed with KC Groves & the Blue Maddies at Rockygrass (2009), Fox Theatre, Boulder Theatre, Wildflower Pavillion and other local venues.
Bonnie’s powerful singing and fiery personality are the driving force behind Bonnie & the Clydes. The authenticity of her voice lends itself to old time favorites, but her youthful take on them make the songs anything but dated. She breathes new life into old tunes and is so genuine, you can't help but believe her.
Bonnie is now joined onstage by her husband, Taylor Sims of SPRING CREEK, on electric guitar, Nancy Steinberger on the fiddle, Michael Schenkelberg on the upright bass, Chris Ramey on pedal steel, and Jason Pawlina back on the drumkit. All of the Clydes are accomplished individual musicians, and joined together they are a seamless unit of rockin' country sound. This group is on schedule to record in the new year, with a projected release date of June 2012 for the sophmore installment of Bonnie & the Clydes. Come see a show soon with this amazing new lineup!