Steve Kimock News & Upcoming Dates

photos by Phil Emma- for the Grateful Web

Two things have always driven the likes of Steve Kimock and Billy Goodman, guitars and great songs. That's what you'll find when you hear the Big Red Barn Sessions.  Ten great songs guaranteed to grow on you with every listen. Steve Kimock's masterful sonic understanding creates the atmosphere and carries the day.

What started out as a demo recording in Kimock's barn (studio) turned in to a small underground cluster of heartfelt songs and performances with a nicely old school vibe. Starting with the ballad for late guitar hero Johnny Thunders, it moves on to fingerpicking duets, twelve string guitar riffs reminiscent of the early Byrds, front porch offerings taking us back to Workingmans Dead, all the way down to the slide guitar instrumental favorite "Cowboy".

The songs are anchored by John Morgan Kimock on the drums, Captain Jim Kost on Hammond B3 and Peter Fritz playing bass. Enjoy your dinner....

You can get your hard copy of Big Red Barn Sessions HERE. Big Red Barn Sessions is also available for digital download.

Billy and Steve recently played their first duo show, warming up for their Europe tour, to a packed house at the Wildflower Cafe in Bethlehem, PA on April 5th. They played two and a half hours of originals, old blues classics and cool covers by Ry Cooder, Stones, Beatles etc with some amusing banter from Billy. Download your copy of this live show HERE.

ZERO: A Tribute to Martin Fierro will feature surviving/former members of ZERO and many special guests, all celebrating the incredible spirit and music of Martin Fierro.

Beloved jazz-rock saxophonist and our dear friend Martin "Meester" Fierro, passed away on March 13, 2008. His good humor, shining spirit and pure music will be deeply missed more than words can say.  In his honor, a memorial concert is set for 8/8/08 at the Fillmore in SF, CA.

A small allotment of pre-sale tickets for fan club through kimock.com go on sale April 16th @ 9:00AM PST through Friday, April 18th.  Public on-sale starts on 4/20 through Ticketmaster.

For those of you who wish to make contributions in Martin's memory, a trust for Jessica Fierro (Martins 8 year old daughter) has been established for her education fund. So, if you feel the urge, please donate here:

KIMOCK WITH MICKEY HART BAND

Grateful Dead drummer and percussionist Mickey Hart will launch a 20 city tour this summer including appearances at many of the nations premiere festivals. The Mickey Hart Band will feature Steve Kimock on guitar, George Porter Jr on bass, Jen Durkin on vocals, and talking drum master Sikiru Adepoju . After headlining appearances at Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa on June 6 and Wakarusa on June 8, the group will head out on an 18 city trek beginning July 3 at the Rothbury Festival and continuing through July 24 at 10K Lakes Festival.

The shows will feature the Robert Hunter penned songs debuted by the Rhythm Devils in 2006 including Fountains of Wood, The Center, and Your House, in addition to Grateful Dead staples such as New Speedway Boogie and Fire on The Mountain.

The summer run will take the band to festivals, theatres, and outdoor events across the east coast and Midwest beginning July 3rd at Rothbury Festival and continuing on to Milwaukee's Summerfest, Lakeview Music Festival, and Nelson Ledges rounding out July 4th weekend. East Coast stops include Great South Bay Festival on Long Island, Penna's Peak in PA, and Thursday in the Park in Buffalo.

Check out www.mickeyhart.net for all tour dates and on-sale information.

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