My name is Billy Jack Purnell. I'm a husband, father, and full time state certified welder. I am also an emerging artist from Jefferson City, MO. I was raised in the small town of Clarksburg MO. At 16 I was in a car accident and during my recovery I taught myself to write and play. I began creating originals from my personal life experiences. Somehow it got out and the response was overwhelming.
My music isn't confined to any one genre & I believe it's relatability & honest sound is what allows the music to continue to gain new fans. After building a strong fan base & becoming a staple in the Central Missouri music scene; I re-invented the sound. Moving from a solo artist to forming the band Plain & Simple. Many fans had come to recognize the moniker due to early releases under this title. Performing an event in Lohman MO. I reconnected with Charles Wall & Casey Seymour in 2017.The two childhood friends I hadn't seen since we were teens.
Charles & Casey were in a band at the time with Quentin Davis & Josh Arthur. In the week following the event at The Lomo Club the guys & I met up & discussed a new project. We had all really enjoyed the projects past & the friends made along the way. However we agreed there was something in the music that could benefit from this group. For myself the music I had created & continued to needed more. The guys were immediately on board as they had a desire to create & foster original music over cover tunes.
October 2017 Plain & Simple was founded with the following members. Billy Jack Purnell lead vocals & rhythm guitar, Casey Seymour back up vocals & lead guitar, Charles Wall lead/rhythm guitar, Quentin Davis bass guitar, & Sir Josh "king" Arthur percussion. We sat down with Michelle Brooks of The California Democrat for the band's first interview Sat January 6th 2018. the interview & article is kicking off promo for the band in our local area.
It's our primary focus to create the best original music we can compose as a band for our fans. We hope to see 2018 help us bring this music to the world......Billy Jack Purnell Plain & Simple