Steve Kimock

Though Relix once described him as the “guitar monk,” Steve Kimock also has quite a number of friends, and Steve Kimock & Friends, it turns out, makes great music.  Joined by Billy Goodman (guitars, vocals), John Morgan Kimock (drums, electronica), Andy Hess (bass) and brilliant newcomer Jeff Kazee on B3/keys and vocals (Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny & the Jukes, Roger Waters), they’ll be roaming America in 2022, with west coast dates in August, and then on the East Coast in mid-August and then late September into October they h

When one first hears Zero, whether it was back in the 80’s or last fall, the immediate thought is, “How have I never heard about these guys?” And then considering the next thing you’ll want to do is share it with a friend, you’ll once again wonder, “How have I never heard about these guys?” Regardless of whether you haven’t heard of them, or haven’t spread their music to your friends enough, with the release of Naught Again, there is no better time than now to dive into the ocean of phenomenal music that is Zero.

Zero returns to the stage this summer and fall, and that’s very good news for fans of improvisational music.  The list of shows is below.

Zero, one of the creators of improvisational jam band music and a band that became a San Francisco musical institution, is pleased to release a new live double album, Naught Again. It is a super-high-fidelity recording of previously unreleased tracks from an epic three-night-run at the Great American Music Hall in 1992. 

Zero was formed in the early 1980s by guitarist Steve Kimock and drummer Greg Anton after playing with Keith & Donna Godchaux’s Heart Of Gold Band. Various San Francisco Bay and international artists have played with Zero, including Nicky Hopkins (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who) Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship), John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service), John Kahn (Jerry Garcia Band), and Vince Welnick (The Tubes, Grateful Dead).

But wait, there’s more.

Little Feat exploded out of its Covid hiatus with a fan-favorite “By Request Tour,” then began their tribute to the legendary live recording Waiting for Columbus, playing the song suite at every show.  It culminated in two recent shows in Nashville shot for PBS that featured multiple guests; the show will broadcast later this year.

Steve Kimock is a very dynamic person who has a lot of things to say and a lot of cool background and stories, so it's really fun to be able to pick that stuff out of Steve Kimock's brain. To have a conversation with him was really candid and real fun. I really appreciate everybody who was involved. Thanks again to Mark, June, Dennis, and Steve Kimock for helping us out here today to make WZRD's airwaves a little more special.

Early in 1980, Steve Kimock joined former Grateful Dead members Keith and Donna Jean Godchaux’s Heart of Gold Band, which already happened to have Greg Anton as its drummer.  Keith fell victim to a car accident and the Heart of Gold Band went away, but the connection that Greg and Steve shared has endured.  The duo immediately recorded an album of new music which would be released decades later, then started a band.  Having gone through many, many names, Greg asked Steve how many were left on the list to consider: “Zero” wa

Introduced on vinyl on Record Store Day this past July, Culture Factory will release John Hurlbut and Jorma Kaukonen: The River Flows Volume Two (CFU-01200) in all formats September 24, 2021. At the same time they are releasing a box set The River Flows Vol. 1 & 2 / The Complete Sessions, a CD package with 8 live tracks recorded one special evening at the Quarantine Concerts as a bonus disc.

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