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Roots and blues artist Steve Paul Simms goes for broke on his new single ‘No Money Comin’ In’


Raw, real, and authentically blues, “No Money Comin’ In” is the latest confessional from Canada’s own Steve Paul Simms.

Available now, the grungy rock and blues anthem is a toast to a commonality we’re all facing in the height of this global pandemic — a lack of the Benjamins. And Steve Paul bets it all on this track, getting right to the heart of the matter with the truth — the good, bad and ugly of it all.

“Written at a challenging time, when love ultimately won out over financial hardship, the song allows the listener to imagine their own ending to the story,” he explained, adding that the track is “dedicated to the triumph over life’s hardships.

“There’s a lot of light and laughter here too.”

A travelin’ troubadour with a melody on his sleeve and a song on his heart, Steve Paul is a natural-born performer with a knack for telling stories that humanize life experiences in ways we all understand. Born in Wales, Steve Paul Simms’ repertoire reaches beyond the boundaries of genre; the singer-songwriter fluidly shifts between pop, ragtime, jazz, blues, soul, country, Broadway, and old-fashioned rock and roll.

For more than 20 years, Steve Paul has been spinning yarns, performing on stages as both an actor and a musician. He boasts a collection of more than 200 songs and has honed his craft through years of busking, contributing to the Tranzac Club in his hometown of Toronto, playing private and public concerts on Zoom, and performing in more than 60 theatrical productions across Canada.

“No Money Comin’ In” is the latest to land from Steve Paul’s fourth album, Ingrid and the Messenger Boy — a 12-track collection of fables, homages, and testaments to the human experience, pop culture, love, and everything in between.

Recording in Toronto, Steve Paul brought together a host of talent to flesh out the track; the song features Bob Cohen on guitars, Ed Michael Roth on bass, organ and piano, George Morellato on drums, and Chantale Groulx and Linda Elaine Lucas on moaning vocals. Steve Paul sings and plays rhythm guitar.

“Nothin’ will ease your mind like money — poets are paid to tell lies,” croons Steve Paul, and he isn’t here for poor excuses. He came to gamble on the richness of a song that paints the picture of our times.


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