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Steve Kimock News: Harmony, Europe & More

Kimock returns to his Sonoma County roots playing the Harmony Festival, June 12th -14th at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa CA, celebrating 31 years of "Harmony From the Roots Up", focusing on progressive ideals, community activism, and uplifting music.

kimockSteve Kimock Crazy Engine plays Friday night main stage with special guest, bassist  Reed Mathis! Later that night, Steve Kimock will also play late night as a special guest with ALO! This year's HARMONY FESTIVAL also features Michael Franti, India.Arie, Matisyahu, Cake, Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars and many more great acts.

Additionally, the festival includes 350 vendors with many attractions such as Global Marketplace, Crafter's Village, Wellness Pavilion, Eco Village, Healing Sanctuary, Goddess Grove, Eco-Fashion Zone, Film Screenings, Saturday Afternoon People's Parade, Harmony Altar, Eco Cup & Skate.

VIP Magic Passes, Shabbaton, camping and kids 6 and under FREE. Tickets/info: Harmony Festival

On Tuesday, June 16th Steve Kimock Crazy Engine plays at the Old Rock House in St. Louis featuring Melvin Seals, John Kimock & special guest bassist Reed Mathis. Show is three sets with doors at 9PM and music playing until almost 3AM!   Tickets are available now. There will be shuttles from the Phish show available.

Steve Kimock will be returning to Europe for three weeks starting late August through early September. The band features John Kimock (drums), Billy Goodman (vocals, slide guitar), and Trevor Exter (bass, cello). The band has already spent some good times in the barn preparing for this adventure!

While we are still filling in some dates, most of the shows and workshops will be in and around the Black Forest in Germany. The first show is on August 20th @ Waldsee, Freiburg, followed by an afternoon workshop in Herrenwies on August 21st with a show that night at the Turning Point. The band will also play later in the week at the Turning Point, finally landing in Immeldorf, Germany for the weekend of August 28th & 29th; with Kimock rounding out his trip in the Netherlands.

Stay Tuned for more complete details within the next few weeks.

We are thrilled to join Jamcruise 8 and so many great musicians onboard this musical adventure.  Cabins on sale now! We want to make sure that our fans don't miss out!

Jam Cruise 8 sets sail January 3-8, 2010 on the beautiful Italian ship: MSC Poesia. The ship leaves from Ft Lauderdale's Port Everglades and heads to Ocho Rios, Jamaica & Georgetown, Cayman Islands.

One of the best features of the Poesia is the ABUNDANCE OF double occupancy cabins with standard & large balconies.

Initial Lineup of the 4th Annual Backbeat Jazzfest Series!

For 2009 the Backbeat Foundation spreads across the city presenting more than 30 shows with more than 40 acts at 4 venues:  Blue Nile (BN); Tipitina's French Quarter (TFQ); Republic NOLA (RN); and this year introducing the newest addition of the Studio at Colton (SC).  The Backbeat Jazzfest Series: Let's Be Totally Clear, will be offering music lovers and the musicians they love smoke-free environments at all shows.  The Backbeat Jazz Fest Series will provide an opportunity for Festival goers to personally and intimately experience the magic of our music while supporting a wo

Steve Kimock Gears Up For Denver NYE Shows

photo by Phil Emma- for the Grateful Web

Guitarist Steve Kimock returns to Denver for a string of dates leading up to this year's New Year's Eve revelry. Kimock will join the illustrious Everyone Orchestra on Monday, December 29th at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, followed by a two-night celebration on December 30th and 31st at Owsley's Golden Road with legendary B-3 player Melvin Seals & JGB. Kimock's stop in Colorado promises to be a memorable close to a eventful 2008 for the versatile guitarist.

The kickoff show at Cervantes pairs Kimock with the Everyone Orchestra, the Portland, OR based revolving cast of extraordinary musicians brought together by percussionist Matt Butler. Having showcased members from Phish, moe., SCI and countless other nationally known musicians, the Everyone Orchestra joined by Steve Kimock will deliver a celebratory, interactive, fun, improvisational experience orchestrated by a mad scientist conductor.

On the following nights at Owsley's Golden Road, Kimock joins Melvin Seals and JGB for two nights of musical revelry to bring in 2009. The Tuesday night show will feature a special late night set from perennial groovers BoomBox, while the Wednesday night New Year's Eve show will feature the Eric McFadden Trio opening.

All shows are ages 16 and up, with doors at 8PM and music starting at 9PM. Tickets are available at Kimock.com and Cervante's Ballroom for this emphatic year end celebration. As Kimock and company put the exclamation point on 2008, expect big things from him in 2009, as he launches his new nationally touring band, Steve Kimock's Crazy Engine. Stay Tuned!

Mon. Dec 29, 2008
Everyone Orchestra featuring Steve Kimock

Cervantes' Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80205
Doors: 8:00 PM | Show: 9:00 PM
Ages: 16+

Tue. Dec 30, 2008
Melvin Seals & JGB featuring Steve Kimock

Owsley's Golden Road
2151 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80205
Doors: 8:00 PM | Show: 9:00 PM
Ages: 16+

Wed. Dec 31, 2008
Melvin Seals & JGB featuring Steve Kimock

Owsley's Golden Road
2151 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80205
Doors: 8:00 PM | Show: 9:00 PM
Ages: 16+

PRAANG Returns to Colorado

Living in Colorado, the chance of an epic snowfall during the winter can be pretty good.  One such weather occurrence happened in late 2006 when three straight weekends of blizzards hit Denver and the surrounding Front Range.  The city essentially shut down those days, and holiday travels were next to impossible.  In the midst of those storms a highly anticipated two-night run of the Stephen Perkins-led project Banyan was cancelled.  As fate might have it, out of the darkness came light as a new improv group called PRAANG was born.

Steve Kimock Launches Crazy Engine

Steve Kimock Crazy Engine- for the Grateful Web

After three years, Steve Kimock announces his new nationally touring band, Steve Kimock Crazy Engine. This is Kimock unleashed. The ensuing revelry featuring Melvin Seals on Hammond B3, will push the boundaries of rock and roll, rhythm, gospel and soul for undeniably feel-good music. Known for his mind-bending versatility and intuitive guitar-speak, Kimock has enjoyed the last few years performing with the likes of Rhythm Devils, Ratdog, Allman Bros, Little Feat and Zero among others. While the complete six-person line-up won't be announced until next month, expect gigantic things from Crazy Engine in the coming year.

New Years in Colorado

 

Steve Kimock returns to Denver for a string of dates leading up to this year's New Year's Eve celebration. Kimock will join the illustrious Everyone Orchestra on Monday, December 29th at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, followed by a two-night celebration on December 30th and 31st at Owsley's Golden Road with Melvin Seals and JGB. Kimock's stop in Colorado promises to be a memorable close to an eventful 2008.

Dinner with Kimock & Goodman - October 3rd, Teaneck NJ

hanging with Kimock - Mike, Steve & Aaron- for the Grateful Web

On Friday, October 3rd Steve Kimock and Billy Goodman along with John Morgan Kimock (drums) and Trevor Exter (cello, bass) will play an exclusive table-side dinner performance at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ.   This special sit-down concert will be one of the few fall performances, while Kimock develops new live & recording projects.  This night promises to be an intimate evening of guitar magic and song, as Goodman & Kimock join together stateside for the first time, following their critically acclaimed European Spring tour.  The duo released a collectors edition of the "Big Red Barn Sessions" recorded at Kimock's home studio earlier this year, which Relix proclaimed the "duo discovers the elusive pearl".  Tickets are available exclusively at www.kimock.com.

This weekend the duo will also open for Little Feat for a series of Philadelphia and New York performances, Oct. 25, 26 and 27.

Grateful Web's Interview with the Everyone Orchestra's Matt Butler

Recently Grateful Web's Alex Borosody had the opportunity to talk with Matt Butler, the musician and conductor behind the Everyone Orchestra, who we also discovered can add, "great orator" to his list of talents. Never one to shy away from leadership, you could say Matt conducted the interview, as he energetically and expressively weaved eloquent science and philosophy.

Rhythm Devils DVD & Hardcover Book Available

A 2 DVD set and 24 page hardcover book featuring Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), Mike Gordon (Phish), Steve Kimock, Sikiru and Jen Durkin. With original material from Robert Hunter and the band, this experience is unlike any other concert. Sit back, relax and take a 72 minute magic ride through time and space.

Kimock with the Everyone Orchestra in San Francisco on 8.9.08

The Everyone Orchestra with Kimock- for the Grateful Web

Steve Kimock will be joining the Everyone Orchestra on August 9th, 2008 at the Great American Music Hall.  Matt Butler will conduct, with Kimock, Dan Lebowitz, Audio Angel, members of Jambay, Legendary Nigerian percussionist Sikiru Adepoju and many special guests.

THE EVERYONE ORCHESTRA is a revolving cast of stellar musicians brought together by drummer/conductor Matt Butler for concerts, festival super jams and special benefit events. EO performances are designed to create space for each performer's musical personality to shine, engage the audience as participants in the jam and to facilitate a massive celebratory coming together featuring a conductor directing both musicians and audience alike.

"We pass the musical talking stick around the collective group of players and take turns leading the stage, much like sharing music around a campfire. We also play musical improv games that I sometimes refer to as 'music sports.' Then we culminate in moments with everyone is on stage at once, playing conducted improvisations together, says Butler, who is also the founder of the group.

The list of Everyone Orchestra alumni reads like a who's who of jam band music and beyond including members of The Grateful Dead, Phish, moe., String Cheese Incident, Derek Trucks Band, Railroad Earth, Hot Buttered Rum, Tea Leaf Green and Jimmy Herring, Darol Anger, Adrian Belew, Taj Mahal, Maria Muldaur, live painters, dancers, hula hoopers, firespinners, stiltwalkers, activists, a presidential candidate, storytellers and hundreds of others among a growing legion of other performers (See list on the left).

Butler's version of breaking down the barriers between musician and audience derives in part from desert art festival Burning Man's 'no spectators, only participants' ethic and is undoubtedly influenced by his old friend and mentor Ken Kesey, the king of the Merry Pranksters.

While Butler is the primary conductor, the Orchestra has also been conducted by former Jamie Janover, Leftover Salmon bassman Tye North, Jon Fishman, SCI's Michael Travis, ALO's Dan Lebowitz and Zach Gill, other musicians and members of the audience.

Through the events and work of The Everyone Orchestra, more than $100,000 has been raised for contributions to non-profit and environmental organizations around the nation.

Sonic Bloom: Winterpark 2008

Relentlessly winding upwards along Berthoud Pass, my brain lights up like a pinball machine in action and BAM my thoughts of needing to extol some elder wisdom on my co-hort becomes apparent. The event we are quickly approaching entry into, is unlike most of the "festivals" she has attended in the past.