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Plain & Simple Live @ The Mission

The Mission, Jefferson City, Missouri

It has been to long since we've been to our favorite capital city home! We are taking over The Mission on November 1st! Show kicks off at 8:00pm with Plain & Simple, then a reunion with your old buddies Hero Quest, and we'll go ALL night! Did you know that PLain & Simple just released a new album? Yep, "Songs of Love, Pain, and & Sweet Mary Jane!" They'll have those, and lots of other necessary merch items for sale! and as always, we'll have free stickers and an array of Barroom Billies trashy commodities for you to make your own!

$5 bucks at the door! So bring your bad ass self, tell your friends and let's make this night one for the books!

Plain & Simple Live @ Sharkbite Bar & Grill

Sharkbite Bar & Grill, Climax Springs

Plain & Simple will be in Climax Springs celebrating our album release & Halloween at the Sharkbite Bar & Grill. Come get your party on with Plain & Simple!

Plain & Simple Live @ Norfork Brewing Company

Norfork Brewing Co, 13980 AR-5, Norfork, Arkansas

Plain & Simple will be playing at Norfork Brewing Co in Norfork Arkansas! Any and all fans from the area, make sure to come out and jam with us!

Plain & Simple Live @ Royal 66

Royal 66 , 4063 US-62, Mountain Home, Arkansas

Plain & Simple will be playing out of state at Royal 66! With this being the first show in Arkansas, make sure to come out and show some love!

Plain & Simple

The Front Of House Lounge, Front of House Lounge 322 South Ave, , Springfield, Missouri 65806

Plain & Simple, Central Missouri's largest emerging original duo brings their sound down south! Honest & melodic Americana tunes about real life in rural MO. You want to get these Moniteau Outlaw sounds in your ear holes! You can catch some amazing local talent with Special Guests Riley Taylor and Dillon Hasten at Front of House Lounge!

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The Off Ramp, pin 900 W. Mc Carty St. , Jefferson City MO.

Plain & Simple will be at the new up & coming bar The Off Ramp (old Jamie's private club) in Jefferson city on February 16th. The Off Ramp is open to the public & under new management. Come on out & enjoy some killer drinks & some Plain & Simple music!

We hit 3,000 likes on Facebook! 



You have NO idea how appreciative we are. In today’s world ,unfortunately, your social popularity actually matters. Us independent guys are looked at for about 30 seconds when getting picked for a gig. Sadly, how many Facebook likes, Instagram followers, Twitter etc. counts and plays a big role in determining what gigs you get considered for. 

We are working guys paying bills like everyone else. We’d just like to do that with music. If not, we can get…

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Plain & Simple had an amazing weekend in Mountain Home, AR on Friday night and Norfork, AR on Saturday night! The fans simply blew us away with all the love and support that was offered. Not only did we gain new friends and saw new places, but we were reminded why we do what we do. Plain & Simple has reached across state lines, touching hearts of people we have never met until this weekend! It was truly an honor, thank you Mountain Home and Norfork for having us! We will look forward to coming back!



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Songs of Love, Pain & Sweet Mary Jane AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SALE NOW! (WITH A FAN SURPRISE) 


"Music written honest & openly about addiction, troubled times, relationships, & life both good & bad; often with a sense of humor." - Plain & Simple


Plain & Simple's new album Songs of Love, Pain, & Sweet Mary Jane is available for pre-order now! All pre-orders will be shipped on November 1st, the day after our Official release date on October 31st! Also, we are excited to announce our new T that depicts album title and koozie design! These t's are available for order NOW! 

Apple Fest Success 


The Old Thyme Apple Festival was a HUGE success. With over $200 in merch sales and multiple fans showing love, we couldn't have asked for a better turn out! Without YOU this wouldn't be possible. Thank you Plain & Simple fans for yet another great show!

New Album "Songs of Love, Pain, & Sweet Mary Jane" Pre-Order October 17th 

Plain & Simple's new album "Songs of Love, Pain, & Sweet Mary Jane" will be available for pre-order on October 17th! Mark your calendars ladies and gentlemen! 

Don't want to wait to get yours in hand? Come out to any of our upcoming shows to receive a FAN DISCOUNT and get your hard copy! Plain & Simple's next show performance will be THIS SUNDAY from 10-2 pm at the Old Thyme Apple Fest! 

Visit our website for more details!

Gumbo Bottoms and Rose Music Hall 

We knocked out some killer performances over the weekend! If you didn't get a chance to come out and see us, we have more shows coming! All new merch available and CD on the way!


The most recent Plain & Simple T's are now limited edition t's and have been reduced in price and now available autographed upon request. Fact is, They are going faster than we can keep stocked. The good news is, we have a brand new design on the way! You want to get your limited edition now before they're gone!


As far as the autographs, with any luck you can sell on Ebay one day and buy a car! ;)

Koozie Pre-Sale Has Ended 

Thank you everyone who got in on the pre-sale, order's are being shipped today! Koozies are still available online and can be purchased physically at any of our shows! Plain & Simple fans kick ass!!!

Plain & Simple Koozies 

"Plain & Simple: Songs of Love, Pain, & Sweet Mary Jane" koozies now AVAILABLE AND ON SALE for PRE-ORDER; online only! Head over to our Merch page for more details! 

These koozies were designed to be just that, plain & simple, while also reflecting our new album! We've worked really hard to get new merch available to the fan's and are proud to say we have now have t-shirts, stickers, and these awesome koozies! Make sure to get your beer/wine sleeves ON SALE TODAY!

Damian Bunting of The Pyramid Podcast sets in with Plain & Simple 

"Plain & Simple dropped by the Pyramid and cranked out an awesome set, shared some stories, and definitely made some fans! Check out this latest episode of The Pyramid Podcast, and please, if you do nothing else.... give these guys a follow"- Damian Bunting


Thank You!! Nan Cassidy of Tunesmith Entertainment :
CONGRATULATIONS BILLY JACK PURNELL YOU HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED AS A MEMBER OF #NANSLIST in the Musical Talent Category! Please RT and have your friends share!!   #NANSLIST is a list of industry professionals ranging from singer/songwriters to publishers & performing artists, began by Nan Cassidy of Tunesmith Entertainment. I submitted some material for a prescreened audition & was selected!!!!! It is very difficult to obtain a spot on this list, & I am very proud to say that I have a home on #NANSLIST.
"Many have caled his style country, but he prefers
the term "plain & simple" & with his lyrics has said
if he was country it would probably fall under the
outlaw brand."

"The title"Plain & Simple" fits the music well.
Purnell has a nice rollicking Americana guitar
sound with some catchy melodies. Purnell's rythmic
guitar work & scratchy vocals give the record a blue
collar feel, Purnell has managed to create a nice balance."

"A lot of people relate to the words of his music, they find similarities
in their on life situations." " When you write about your life, every day
is a new song, every event is something to write about."
Billy Jack Purnell a.k.a. Plain & Simple is a down to earth kind of guy from Central Missouri. His newest CD Bipolar 101 is a collection of songs written about country life sung with passion and accompanied by an acoustic guitar. Songs about fishing, camping, and even one about drunk chicks!
Check out Plain & Simple's website at and you can purchase his new CD Bipolar 101 on CD Baby or (