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What We Meant From The Beginning

by Simple People

Simple People combine folk sensibility with groove-heavy rock n’ roll. This five-piece band has perfected a mix of Acoustic Rock, Folk and Alternative music.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Simpler Kind
4:55 $0.99
2. Goodbye
3:54 $0.99
3. Each Individual
3:23 $0.99
4. She Said
3:48 $0.99
5. Funk Boots
3:39 $0.99
6. Every Moment Here
3:36 $0.99
7. Maybe
3:00 $0.99
8. Blue Room
3:29 $0.99
9. See Beyond
3:40 $0.99
10. Anne
3:49 $0.99
11. Take These Words
3:14 $0.99
12. By Now
3:04 $0.99
13. Invalid
7:16 $0.99
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Album Notes
"The whole package is here with Simple People. 'Goodbye' has top potential at radio. Hands down one of the best groups of 2006!" - Paul Loggins, veteran radio promoter (Loggins Promotion)

"Simple People has AWESOME energy! They took songs I knew and turned them into songs I love! I can't wait to bring them back!" - Krista Alcott, Bravo Entertainment and The Big Easy Concert House

"No doubt the concert was ear candy for pretty much anyone that just wants to rock out to good ol' music with a kick!" - Ryan, College Student

Band Bio
Dan Cutler - Guitar and Vocals
Tom Hurtado - Guitar, Mandolin and Vocals
Camron Levanger - Lead Guitar
Mark Adkins - Bass Guitar
Joel Stevenett - Drums

S.P. formed in Provo, Utah, in mid-2000, when vocalists/guitarists Tom Hurtado and Dan Cutler founded the five-piece music group. This was not the first time the duo teamed up to make music; they began collaborating, recording and performing right out of high school in early 1995. However, instead of simply performing as a duo, they opted to bring in other musicians giving their musical ideas more depth and dynamic ability. Cutler and Hurtado found assistance in talented multi-instrumentalist, Paul Washburn, an accomplished artist with a bluegrass and rock background from Sacramento, California. Eventually the group added bass and drums to round out their acoustic sound and record their self-titled debut album released in September 2000.

As soon as the band formed, local weekly gigs soon followed. Within a short time, word of the band’s contagious and college-friendly new sound spread throughout the region winning several competitions and gaining a solid reputation among fans and fellow bands alike. In 2003, as the band was in the process of replacing their rhythm section, they decided to document the stripped down musical territory they had entered and recorded a live acoustic album. Simple People released Mama’s Kitchen, in March of 2003. This CD was recorded in Hurtado’s childhood home in the style of field recordings done by Alan Lomax.

Despite independently achieving regional success, the band realized that they would need outside help to progress further and capture their “signature sound” onto a recording. Following successful tours and headlining several venues during 2003 and 2004, Simple People was given a generous opportunity to record a full-length CD at JMB Studios. The exceptional country artist J Marc Bailey and the internationally acclaimed musician, arranger and producer, Jamie Glaser, took on the project in spring of 2004. This exciting collaboration provided Simple People with the support and resources they needed to capture their sound on a full-length recording. The group released the highly anticipated recording, What We Meant from the Beginning, in fall of 2005.

Simple People is a Utah-based acoustic rock band known for its high-energy live shows and eclectic sound that combines folk sensibility with groove-heavy rock ‘n’ roll. The five-piece band has been described as a mix of Dave Matthews Band and Barenaked Ladies with a little bit of Jack Johnson and James Brown thrown in for good measure. The band’s latest album, “What We Meant from the Beginning,” features their new radio single “Goodbye.” Simple People consists of Tom Hurtado (vocals/guitar), Dan Cutler (vocals/guitar), Camron Levanger (lead guitar), Mark Adkins (bass) and Joel Stevenett (drums). To learn more about Simple People visit



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Excelent work- best yet
I have been following this band from the start. This is a quality CD, and Monkies are cool. Really this is good stuff. And I do believe this is what they meant from the beginning.


loved it, not the same old stuff, would listen to them often
so tired of the same old stuff, this was innovative,fun, interesting, impressive. these are real musicians, that know their craft! What fun to listen to them, will play it often and am anxious to hear anything else they have to offer

sheeba from twin falls idaho :)

i have not heard, but i love!
my computer will not allow me to listen to the cd, however, i am sure it is just as good as the last ones and the concerts that you guys put on for us here in twin falls, for the institute!!! i will make it possible to get this new cd and listen to it!! keep in touch!!

Curtis Benson

This CD is awesome
I really enjoy this CD. The variety of the songs, and the musicianship displayed are amazing. I own this CD, and would recommend it to anyone.


sweet sounds that rock your world
great variety of tunes with lyrics that totally relate to anything and nothing... no need to skip tracks on your road trip 'cause it's ALL good.


sonic nirvana
Sonic Nirvana! what more can I say

Ms. Diva

An inovative mixture of styles with really brilliant lyrics.
What we meant from the beginning is Simple People's best work yet. They have woven a tapestry of many styles: bluegrass, rock, blues, disco, etc. . . The vocals of both singers are unusually original--each differing substantially from one another. The lyrics too offer new life to the world of pop music.


i realy like this cd.
i am a fan of real music. music that deals with real life and this cd does just that. i have sang my own version of good-bye most my dating life. its cool to hear someone that can relate.

Sean Taylor

Nice to hear guitars--Refreshing music
Refreshing to hear a CD that is getting back to the basics: Clearly not a cookie cutter American Idol CD.


Totally Awesome!!!
Love it! Has a great variety of songs, some rock, some lighter, so theres something for every mood! Great mellow voices, easy to listen to. Wish there was more...!
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