Steve Kimock – aka “the guitar monk,” as Relix put it—needs little introduction; he’s been one of the top-flight psychedelic guitarists of his generation, a founder of the whole concept of jam bands. He’s played with all the living members of the Grateful Dead, Jorma Kaukonen, the late co-founder of Parliament/Funkadelic, Bernie Worrell…you name it. On October 28th he’ll release a new album, Satellite City, produced by Dave Schools, and there’s no better way to celebrate such an event than to go play it.
After a November tour, Steve will return to the road for a special visit to Colorado in December, adding Jeff Chimenti on keys to the original lineup he organized to perform the music of his acclaimed solo release, Last Danger of Frost: Steve on guitar; John Morgan Kimock, drums; Leslie Mendelson, vocals, multi-instruments; and Andy Hess, bass. That group catalyzed an extraordinary burst of song-writing creativity that has yielded Satellite City.
It’s elegant, beautiful music, weaving together Steve’s exquisite tone and inspired melodies, John Morgan’s superb time-keeping as well as inventive samples and ambience, Leslie Mendelson’s lovely voice, and Hess’s rock-solid bass. Now add the especially joyous chemistry between Steve and Jeff Chimenti’s splendidly inventive keyboard work, and you’ve got Steve Kimock and Friends.
In addition to the new Satellite City material, they’ll be playing the rocking dance-band groove that has characterized Steve’s work with Jeff for some years. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
December 15 Cervantes, Denver
December 16 Cervantes, Denver