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Doobie Brothers roll into Ironstone

Patrick Simmons talks about biggest hit written after New Orleans trip

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Posted: Saturday, June 19, 2010 12:00 am

Patrick Simmons grew up in San Jose, and for most of his young life, his music was influenced by his Bay Area upbringing.

But a trip to New Orleans changed all that. Simmons' fondness for his experience in The Big Easy became an inspiration for the Doobie Brothers' most successful hit, "Black Water."

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