In spring 2016, Steve Kimock’s latest solo effort, Last Danger of Frost, was first presented in the exciting, new, intimate ensemble called K I M O C K -- which will come to Colorado in June -- when Steve partnered with John Morgan Kimock (drummer, composer, multi-instrumentalist). The father/son duo has been composing further music over the past year, inspired by the record’s compositions and direction, orchestrating musical styles across genres and generations.
We are giving away a full VIP Experience for the K I M O C K show of your choice on our upcoming Spring Tour! This includes a pair of tickets to the show, a handprinted silk-screen tour poster, a signed CD (or vinyl) & an after show meet-and-greet.
To celebrate the new record, we put together some special perks offered exclusively to our fans.
Want to have coffee with Steve? No problem. Want a private lesson from Steve? What time? How about some autographed white vinyl? On the way.
For nearly four decades the guitar playing of Steve Kimock has captivated listeners of all different musical palettes. The master improviser and bandleader is busy as ever, nearing an exciting nationwide tour with his new band K I M O C K featuring his son John Morgan Kimock on drums, familiar cohort Bobby Vega on bass, and Leslie Mendelson on vocals and piano. I’m here today with Steve to talk about this surge of new activity.
Steve Kimock’s imaginative guitar and improvisational prowess continues to evolve. For over forty years he’s crafted boundless music that captivates and expands consciousness. His compositions are distinct in melody and temperament, while his approach will undoubtedly modify as every tune develops, as its own singular organism at any given performance. He began his professional career in the early 1980s as co-founder of the cherished Bay Area band Zero.
K I M O C K is an exciting, new, intimate ensemble from the father/son duo Steve & John Kimock. They have been composing music over the past year, inspired by SK's new solo album, Last Danger of Frost (out on 3/18), a major departure focusing largely on acoustic/electronic sounds. K I M O C K heads in a new direction, orchestrating musical styles across genres and generations. SK's left hand Bobby Vega is on bass for the debut tour, bringing us deep grooves and tones plus 30-years of chemistry and collaboration, along with special guest vocalist Leslie Mendelson.
Few acts have served as large of a spectrum of music as New Riders of the Purple Sage. These psychedelic country-rock titans have been performing for nearly forty-five years with original members David Nelson (guitar, vocals) and Buddy Cage (pedal steel guitar) keeping the flame burning strong. The group began in 1970 when Jerry Garcia was transitioning the Grateful Dead into country and folk territory. Like most instruments he put his mind to, he took to the pedal steel guitar miraculously quick.
Certain bonds never fade away. It has been quite a while since guitar icon Steve Kimock and legendary drummer Greg Anton have performed together as their original band, Zero. They were the originators of “jam band” before that was even coined or acknowledged. Back then there was a variety of genres. Rock, soul, jazz, blues, on and on, Zero encompassed them all.