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Steve Kimock News: 4/20, NYC Acoustic- VIP tickets, SKCE tour

Beginning on 4/20, Kimock joins long-time collaborator Bobby Vega for a very auspicious performance at their old stomping grounds in Fairfax, CA. The last allotment of tickets was released today and the remaining will be available at the door.

This one-night event will serve as a launching pad for the Steve Kimock Crazy Engine tour kicking off the next day at the Hopmonk in Sebastopol, CA.The Hopmonk performance will also include Bobby Vega as a special guest.

Crazy Engine continues down the track on April 22nd for an Earth Day celebration at Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz, CA. This three-set show boasts a rare Kimock solo opener - the first of its kind in California, followed by Steve Kimock Crazy Engine featuring the legendary Melvin Seals on Hammond B3 and keys (JGB) with John Morgan Kimock on drums and Trevor Exter, on bass and vocals. The Crazy Engine run then heads south to Hermosa Beach and San Diego, with a stop in between in Phoenix, AZ for a late night performance at the Compound Grill as part of the McDowell Mountain Music Festival - marking Kimock's first show in the southwest for over three years.

April 21 Hopmonk - Sebastopol, CA
April 22 Earth Day in Santa Cruz! @ Moes
April 23 St. Rocke - Hermosa Beach, CA
April 24 The Compound Grill - Phoenix, AZ
April 25 Belly Up - San Diego, CA


Steve Kimock will premiere solo performances for fans in New York City, with a very intimate and musical experience at the The Stone on Friday, May 7th. This will be a Kimock show like no other.

There will be two shows, one at 8PM and one at 10PM (capacity 75 people per show).

Tickets were originally only available at the door but we were able to obtain VIP access and tickets for a small allotment of fans! If you purchase advance VIP tickets, you will have priority seating and a guaranteed ticket(s). Please arrive 1/2 hour early. Tickets will also be available.

CB-3 with Steve Kimock Tour

Joining together for their first multi-night West Coast tour and performing under the guise of CB-3 (Chris Berry Trio) featuring Steve Kimock, the "Afropop Superstar" (SF Chronicle, 2008) Chris Berry has arranged his most interesting collaboration yet.

Featuring Steve Kimock alongside the rhythm section of the Grammy Nominated Brazillian Girls, comes an explosive cross-cultural musical experience for all. The 10-day tour which launches on February 24th will maneuver along the west coast including dates in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Eugene and Portland Oregon. You don't want to miss this!

Tour Dates:

Feb 24 Moe's Alley- Santa Cruz CA
Feb 25 Montbleu Resort (Bleu Room)- Lake Tahoe
Feb 26 Yoshi's- San Francisco CA
Feb 27 Yoshi's- San Francisco CA
Feb 28 Mystic Theater- Petaluma CA
Mar 1 Ukiah Brewing Co- Ukiah, CA
Mar 2 Red Fox Tavern - Eureka CA
Mar 4 W.O.W Hall- Eugene OR
Mar 5 Mt. Tabor Theater Portland OR
Mar 6 Domino Room- Bend OR

PRAANG Bounces Back Into Denver For 2 Nights

The highly improvised quartet known as PRAANG featuring the all-star cast of Steve Kimock, Michael Travis, Jason Hann and Jamie Janover is scheduled to perform at Quixote's (formerly Owsleys) on Jan. 29 and Jan 30th.

PRAANG was born in December of 2006, due to the most unusual circumstances. Thanks to the legendary blizzards in Denver, which closed local airports for consecutive days, and left Steve Kimock stranded in town with 2 nights of music booked and no band in sight. Out of the blue, four unlikely musicians came together for the first time to recover a near snowed out show with no notice, no plan and no rehearsal. It's no surprise the 600 person venue came close to sell-out that weekend with word of mouth buzz alone - the caliber of musicians performing on a single stage was unthinkable at the time. Today, PRAANG is still purely experimental, instrumental and continues to play rare intimate performances, rain, snow or shine.

Known for a highly improvised performance, PRAANG is the strange combination of live electronic music, dub step and house music coupled with ethereal Hammered Dulcimer and the soaring, often psychedelic, voice of a guitar. The quartet, much like the experimental jazz bands of the past, performs with no form or known songs in their repertoire. Instead, the musicians pick themes or great storylines as their subject of improvisation. One member might say "tsunami" as they explode into an epic jam that tosses and turns like the great waves of the sea -- or a "tribal march", with a strong focus on drums, may come out of their explorations. It's as fun of a project to watch as it is to dance to.

January 29 & 30, 2010
Praang feat. Steve Kimock, Michael Travis, Jason Hann and Jamie Janover
Quixote's (formerly Owsley's)
2151 Lawrence St
Denver, CO 80205
Set: 10:00 PM
17+ Tickets: $20/ $22

Chris Berry brings CB3 from Zimbabwe to the West Coast

What happens when you put African grooves born in the ghettos of Zimbabwe with the ground breaking guitar work of San Francisco’s scene and combine it with New York City’s urban electronica? The west coast is about to find out.

Joining together for their first multi-night tour, and performing under the guise of CB-3, Chris Berry has arranged his most interesting collaboration yet. Featuring San Francisco’s own Steve Kimock alongside the rhythm section of the Brazillian Girls comes an explosive cross-cultural musical experience for music lovers of all types - CB-3 (Chris Berry Trio) Featuring Steve Kimock. The 10-day tour will maneuver along the west coast including dates in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Eugene and Portland Oregon.

Music first touched the Grammy award winning Chris Berry as a teen living in the heart of Zimbabwe where he carefully learned the indigenous rhythms of Africa on the sacred Mbira (African Thumb Piano). His ability to speak out against the tyranny of the Zimbabwean regime through the art of music won him overnight success across the country and in the World Music market, bringing his music around the globe. Since then, he has performed on the stages of the 2000 Olympics, the Sydney Opera house and the nations largest festivals across the United States with his project Panjea. 2010 finds the “Afropop Superstar” (SF Chronicle) a multi-instrumentalist with grace on Mbira, the hand drum, as well as a gifted singer-songwriter whose voice is often compared to Sting.

Together with CB3, Berry combines his unique intercultural perspective with the nations highest caliber of musicians, each known for their genre bending talent, for an intimate musical experience. The project features “Guitar Monk” Steve Kimock who was recently hailed on CNN.com as an “unknown legend,” as well as Aaron Johnston (drums) & Jesse Murphy (bass) from the Grammy award nominated Brazilian Girls.

Collectively, CB-3 (Chris Berry Trio) Featuring Steve Kimock has the ability to bring together three decades of music history tightly fitted into one anthology adorned with cutting-edge improvisational guitar, hip-hop and elements of modern electronica. Show goers can expect both a dance ready experience as well as an intimate view into music provoked by both the past and present.

For more information about CB3 or for ticket information check out: Chris Berry Trio | Panjea | Kimock

TOUR DATES
2/24 Moe's Alley - Santa Cruz, CA
2/25 Montbleu Resort Casino - Lake Tahoe, NV
2/26 Yoshi's - San Francisco, CA
2/27 Yoshi's - San Francisco, CA
2/28 Mystic Theater - Petaluma, CA
3/1 Point Arena Theater - Point Arena, CA
3/2 Red Fox Tavern - Eureka, CA
3/4 W.O.W. Hall - Eugene, OR
3/5 Mt. Tabor Theatre - Portland, OR
3/6 Domino Room - Bend, OR

Chris Berry Trio with Steve Kimock

CB-3 (Chris Berry Trio) featuring Steve Kimock will tour West coast style for a great run beginning end of February. Inspiring Kimock guitar with the positive vocals of Chris Berry, authentic African rhythms, electronic loops, the umbira and driving rhythm section make for some uplifting music, which also features the rhythm section of Jesse Murphy and Aaron Johnston from the Grammy-Nominated Brazilian Girls.

Feb 24 Moe's Alley- Santa Cruz CA
Feb 25 Montbleu Resort Casino, Bleu Room,- Lake Tahoe NV
Feb 26 Yoshi's- San Francisco CA
Feb 27 Yoshi's- San Francisco CA
Feb 28 Mystic Theater- Petaluma CA
Mar 1 Point Arena Theater,- Point Arena CA
Mar 2 Red Fox Tavern - Eureka CA
Mar 4 W.O.W Hall- Eugene OR
Mar 5 Mt. Tabor Theater, Portland OR
Mar 6 Domino Room,- Bend OR

Chris Berry's music got its start in the Ghettos of Zimbabwe where his platinum selling albums featured fusions of Funk, Dance Hall Reggae and African Rhythms. CB-3's Sound is a mix of the modern and the ancient. Old rhythms from the motherland are played through heavy electronics and otherworldly effects. The electric Mbira developed by Chris Berry, is the only one of its kind and creates a unique and distinctive sound that characterizes CB-3's original sound. The result is a dubbed out very dancey version of CB-3's mother-band, Panjea.

Late Night Post Phish with Kimock

Beginning the first week in December, New York City will not be the same as you know it. PHISH is scheduled to gobble up Madison Square Garden, followed by an ultra-smooth and extra funky KIMOCK chaser on Dec. 3rd and 4th. Steve Kimock Crazy Engine will be performing at both the intimate Sullivan Hall as well as BB Kings in Time Square (just a few short blocks from MSG). Buy your tickets for these shows in advance. We want to see all of your smiling faces at the show!

Even better...Our friends at CEG are offering some sweet deals for advance ticket purchases. Buy at least a pair of tickets online for either of the shows and receive a free download of that entire show courtesy of DigitalSoundBoard.net! The way Kimock and the Engine have been moving along, those recordings are going to be well worth the ticket alone. And there's more!...receive MP3s of the band after you purchase a ticket AND be entered to win a free pair of tickets to Phish at MSG, thanks to CEG. Check it out.

KIMOCK tour is running full speed ahead with dates in the Mid Atlantic, the southeast and another jaunt on the west coast! New tunes have been appearing nightly and a number of unexpected cover tunes are being worked on along the way. This is a new frontier for Kimock and you don't want to miss it. Check out livedownloads.com and digitalsoundboard.net for recordings of the shows!

FALL TOUR ROLLS ON...
Nov 12 Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
Nov 13 he Pour House - Charleston, SC
Nov 14 Bear Creek Festival - Live Oak, FL
Nov 16 Visulite - Charlotte, NC
Nov 17 Smith's Olde Bar - Atlanta GA
Nov 18 Exit/In - Nashville, TN
Nov 19 The Rev Room - Little Rock, AR
Nov 20 George's Majestic - Fayetteville, AR
Nov 21 George's Majestic - Fayetteville, AR
Dec 3 Sullivan Hall - NYC, NY
Dec 4 BB Kings - NYC, NY
Dec 17 Moe's Alley - Santa Cruz, CA
Dec 18 The Fillmore, SF, CA * *Big Light opening
Dec 19 Crystal Bay Club Tahoe, CA
Jan 3-8 JamCruise

Upcoming Steve Kimock Tour Dates

FALL TOUR 2009!
Oct 9 Riverview Fest - Chicago, IL
Oct 23 Spookstock (Camp Zoe)- Salem, MO
Oct 24 Granada Theatre - Lawrence, KS
Oct 27 Humboldt Brews - Arcata, CA
Oct 28 El Rey Theatre - Chico, CA
Oct 29 Stillwater - Ashland, OR
Oct 30 McDonald Theatre -Eugene, OR
Oct 31 Aladdin Theatre - Portland, OR

Nov 5 Westcott Theatre - Syracuse, NY
Nov 6 Bearsville , NY - Bearsville Theatre
Nov 7 The Grand Opera House (Baby Grand) - Wilmington, DE
Nov 8 Fairfield Theatre Company - Fairfield CT
Nov 11 Carrboro, NC - Center for the Arts
Nov 12 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
Nov 13 Charleston, SC - The Pour House
Nov 14 Live Oak, FL - Bear Creek Festival
Nov 16 Charlotte, NC - Visulite
Nov 17 Smith's - Atlanta
Nov 18 Exit/In - Nashville, TN
Nov 19 The Rev Room - Little Rock
Nov 20 Fayetteville - George's
Nov 21 Fayetteville - George's

Dec 17 Moe's Alley - Santa Cruz, CA
Dec 18 The Fillmore, SF, CA * *Big Light opening
Dec 19 Crystal Bay Club Tahoe, CA

Jan 3-8 JamCruise

Steve Kimock: 30 Years of Innovation on Tour

Steve Kimock is an innovator. Not just for his ability to successfully navigate live performances spanning the Summer of Love through the advent of MTV and well into the new electronic-pop revolution. And not just for his gift for leading the live music recording and download revolution with a meticulous dedication to archive and share his live shows for more then twenty years (Macworld, 2005). He is not just an innovator because of his craftsmanship restoring vintage analog equipment and for a completely custom and organic sound (he designed a highly collected edition of Two Rock brand "Kimock Amplifiers" and most recently a custom, ergonomic Scott Walker guitar, in stereo).

kimockSteve Kimock is also an innovator for his ability to create matchless arrangements of musicians, who for over thirty years have collectively created inimitable improvisational performances based on the elements of classic rock, jazz, prog and rhythm & blues, with the kind of soul only someone with his experience and depth can construct.

His latest project, aptly named Crazy Engine, is also approached with the same "a bit of the old and a bit of the new" logic. The line-up includes the legendary Hammond B3 player Melvin Seals, known for his twenty years with the Jerry Garcia Band, as well as his son, John Morgan Kimock on drums. Not without merit, the twenty-year-old drummer has organized a number of self-released albums earning him a record deal with Rope-A-Dope Records by the age of 18. Rounding out the quartet is accomplished singer-songwriter and cello player, Trevor Exter, who was plucked out of the NYC indie music scene to fill the roll of bass and vocals. This arrangement of seasoned players and talented youthful musicians blends with Kimock's innovative mind for music - and foretells a merge of his vintage appeal with a modern twist, to befit music lovers of all types.

One of the last living musicians still touring from the era of Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Grateful Dead and The Band, Steve Kimock has led a storied career. He has performed with a cast of characters that reads like the musicians almanac including John Cipollina, Peter Frampton, Little Feat, Jerry Garcia & all members of the Grateful Dead, Bruce Hornsby, Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers, Buddy Miles, Buddy Cage, Trey Anastasio & all members of Phish, Jorma Kaukonen, Vassar Clements, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Joe Satriani, Baaba Maal, Angelique Kidjo, Elvin Bishop, Steve Winwood, Derek Trucks, George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville, Grace Slick, Papa John Creach, Norton Buffalo, Amos Garrett, Terry Haggerty, Hadi Al Sadoon, Stephen Perkins, Nicky Hopkins and Freddie Roulette just to name a few.

His ability to articulate tone, melody and emotion into music combined with technical brilliance has earned Kimock the title "Guitar Monk" by Relix Magazine for his commitment to guitar, and his ability to make it speak with its own original voice. Perhaps this is why Jerry Garcia himself named Steve Kimock his "favorite unknown guitarist" in Rollingstone Magazine, months before he passed.

Steve Kimock Crazy Engine is hitting the road this fall for a tour with dates spanning the East Coast, the Midwest and even the Pacific Northwest before ending down south for a two-night run in Fayetteville, AR - a place where Kimock legend tells of unusual power jams, sit in musicians and surprises, an unlikely tour finale which should live up to it's long standing tradition.

As always, this series of intimate performances will be recorded and available for purchase, and word is a live "fan release" may be in the works. While Kimock treats the spirit of live recording as seriously as another "member in the band", the live show is not to be missed. Kimock's unparalleled ability to embrace and capture a theater musically is the stuff of legends.

kimockFor tour dates and more information go to Kimock.com.

October
Oct 1 Mexicali Blues - Teaneck, NJ
Oct 2 Recher Theatre - Towson, MD
Oct 3 Canal Club - Richmond, VA
Oct 9 Riverview Fest - Chicago, IL
Oct 23 Spookstock (Camp Zoe) - Salem, MO
Oct 24 Granada Theatre - Lawrence, KS
Oct 27 Humboldt Brews - Arcata, CA
Oct 28 El Rey Theatre - Chico, CA
Oct 29 Stillwater - Ashland, OR
Oct 30 McDonald Theatre -Eugene, OR
Oct 31 Aladdin Theatre - Portland, OR

November
Nov 5 Westcott Theater - Syracuse, NY
Nov 6 Bearsville Theatre - Bearsville, NY
Nov 7 Benefit for Queen Theatre - Wilmington, DE
Nov 8 Fairfield Theatre Company - Fairfield CT
Nov 11 The Arts Center - Carrboro, NC
Nov 12 Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
Nov 13 The Pour House - Charleston, SC
Nov 14 Bear Creek Festival - Live Oak, FL
Nov 16 Visulite - Charlotte, NC
Nov 17 Smith's Olde Bar - Atlanta, GA
Nov 19 Rev Room - Little Rock, AR
Nov 20 George's - Fayetteville, AR
Nov 21 George's - Fayetteville, AR

December
Dec 17 Moe's Alley - Santa Cruz, CA
Dec 18 Fillmore - San Francisco, CA * Big Light opening
Dec 19 Crystal Bay Club - Tahoe, CA

January
Jan 3-8 Jamcruise

Steve Kimock Upcoming Tour Dates

As the summer heats up, so does the pressure to book your cabin on Jam Cruise 8! The folks of Cloud 9 just reminded us that there are less than 50 cabins left for the adventure in January 2010. Steve Kimock is thrilled to be back on board and we are bringing the Crazy Engine with us this time. Picture this in the winter: a luxury cruise line, tropical locations, music day and night and the famous "Jam Room" where you will surely see Kimock late night leading the pack. Oh and did we mention some of our dear friends are also on board: Dark Star Orchestra, Fantastic Four (Robert Walter), George Porter Jr, and even Zappa plays Zappa and Maceo Parker with many many more!

 

kimockBook your cabin today and don't miss out on the most unique and special live music event we have been a part of.

 

Steve Kimock will be returning to Europe for three weeks for a string of dates in Southern Germany beginning August 20th. The band features John Morgan Kimock (drums), Billy Goodman (vocals, slide guitar), and Trevor Exter (bass, vocals). The band has already spent some good times in the barn preparing for this adventure!

Aug 20 Waldsee - Waldseestraße 84 Freiburg, Germany 0761-73688 | Show 21:00
Aug 21 Turning Point - Herrenwies, Germany
* There will also be a Kimock workshop in the afternoon
Aug 22 Schlachthof-Jugend & Kultur - Dreyspringstrasse 16 Lahr, Germany 07821/981185 | Show: 21:00
Aug 27 Turning Point Herrenwies, Germany
Aug 28 Weisses Ross - Immeldorf, Germany
Phone: 09827-223 www.immeldorf.com | Show:21:00PM
Aug 29 Out In the Green Festival - Adelmannsdorf (Wolframs-Eschenbach)| @ 17:00 | Phone: 09875-547
* There will also be a Kimock workshop earlier in the afternoon. More info, call or mail Hans: tohans@freenet.de
Aug 30 TBD

Bringing together many genres & creating a sound that is like nothing you have heard (Organic Electronic -meets- African- meets- Jamband), Kimock will play a string of dates in September with Chris Berry Trio also featuring Michael Kang (of String Cheese Incident), & Drum and Bass from the Grammy Nominated Brazilian Girls.

Sept 10 Le Posson Rouge, NYC ,NY
Sept 11 Pearl Street North Hampton, Ma
Sept 12 Mexicali Live Teaneck, NJ

The New York Guitar Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary this January and February with a series of special shows at Manhattan's Merkin Concert Hall. Each Thursday night an artist or ensemble will give the world premiere of a NYGF commissioned score for early classic film.

On January 21st, the festival presents (for a second time) Steve Kimock playing to Buster Keaton's classic silent film Cops (along with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon providing the sonic backdrop to Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush.)

Check out recent blog post on this event: Double-Stop Music.

For more info visit the official website of the New York Guitar Festival and come see why the Wall Street Journal calls this "an epic event."
 

FALL TOUR 2009!
Oct 1 Mexicali Blues - Teaneck, NJ
Oct 2 Recher Theatre - Towson, MD
Oct 3 Canal Club - Richmond, VA
Oct 9 Riverview Fest - Chicago, IL
Oct 23 Spookstock (Camp Zoe)- Salem, MO
Oct 24 Granada Theatre - Lawrence, KS
Oct 27 Humboldt Brews - Arcata, CA
Oct 28 El Rey Theatre - Chico, CA
Oct 29 Stillwater - Ashland, OR
Oct 30 McDonald Theatre -Eugene, OR
Oct 31 Aladdin Theatre - Portland, OR

Nov 5 TBD
Nov 6 Bearsville , NY - Bearsville Theatre
Nov 7 Benefit for Queen Theatre - Wilmington, DE
Nov 8 Fairfield Theatre Company - Fairfield CT
Nov 11 Carrboro, NC - Center for the Arts
Nov 12 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
Nov 13 Charleston, SC - The Pour House
Nov 14 Live Oak, FL - Bear Creek Festival
Nov 16 Charlotte, NC - Visulite
Nov 17 Smith's - Atlanta
Nov 19 The Rev Room - Little Rock
Nov 20 Fayetteville - George's
Nov 21 Fayetteville - George's

Dec 18 The Fillmore, SF, CA *
*Big Light opening

Steve Kimock Crazy Engine Summer Tour

Steve Kimock Crazy Engine moves ahead and picks up steam, as the musical train continues on down the tracks toward select summer dates, including a show at the The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, and stops at several festivals throughout the summer. Melding rock, rhythm and blues, gospel and soul, and much more, the latest project teams up Steve Kimock with legendary Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band. As the hype surrounding Crazy Engine grows, so too does the passion of the band itself and the desire to push the boundaries, meaning fans can expect new material, revisited Kimock installments and crafty covers. Crazy Engine kicks off August in Denver, CO, with the Dancin' In The Streets festival before heading to New Jersey for the Aug. 14 show at the Stone Pony. The next day the band is set to play Bear's Picnic in Milton, PA, before heading off to Europe for a two-week tour.

kimockKimock’s life passion is the art of guitar and for nearly 40 years he has influenced countless musicians and put his signature on melodic improvisation. As testament to his skill as a guitar artisan, Relix Magazine coined Kimock the “guitar monk” for his relentless pursuit of the art of guitar and Jerry Garcia touted Kimock as his favorite guitar player in Rolling Stone Magazine. Kimock explores all facets of music and captures the spirit of his audiences with his eloquent six-string voice and mastery of tone.

The long-awaited project features legendary Hammond B3 player Melvin Seals, best known for his work with the Jerry Garcia Band. It is a true honor for Kimock to be joined on stage by his son and drummer, John Morgan Kimock.

Through his storied career with bands such as ZERO, the Other Ones, Phil Lesh & Friends, RatDog, Rhythm Devils and the Steve Kimock Band, Kimock has also shared the stage with such a long list of luminaries it would be impossible to include everyone. Highlights include: John Cipollina, Steve Winwood, Peter Frampton, Little Feat, Jerry Garcia and all members of the Grateful Dead, Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers, Buddy Miles, Buddy Cage, Trey Anastasio and all members of Phish, Jorma Kaukonen, Vassar Clements, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Joe Satriani, Baaba Maal, Angélique Kidjo, Stephen Marley, Grant Green Jr., Elvin Bishop, Derek Trucks, George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville, Keller Williams, Grace Slick, Papa John Creach, Todd Rundgren, Norton Buffalo, Amos Garrett, Terry Haggerty, Hadi Al Sadoon, Jesse Colin Young, Stephen Perkins, John Kahn, Nicky Hopkins, Freddie Roulette, Sonny Landreth and many more.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.kimock.com.

TOUR DATES:
Aug 7-9 – Dancin’ in the Streets – Denver, CO
Aug 14 – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ
Aug 15 – Bear’s Picnic @ Friendship Park – Milton, PA