Steve Kimock Flexes His Versatility in 2010

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Steve Kimock

Steve Kimock flexes his versatility in 2010 with a number of exclusive solo, acoustic and full band performances spanning both coasts.

Beginning on 4/20, Kimock joins long-time collaborator Bobby Vega for a very auspicious performance at their old stomping grounds in Fairfax, CA. 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. Setting the tone for the tour, the Hopmonk performance will also include Bobby Vega as a special guest, for what looks like a night of intense dueling bass licks and the crystal clear guitar phrasing that only Steve Kimock can deliver.

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), Kimock’s twenty-year-old son 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.

Also scheduled for the spring, Kimock will perform a two-show solo performance in NYC at The Stone on May 7th. Known for his intrinsic ability to speak through the guitar, this one-night run is sure to bring out a side of Kimock’s music (and instruments) rarely seen in the public, and often reserved for late nights in the heart of his home studio. The new non-profit performance space is dedicated to the experimental and the avante garde, a seemingly perfect environment for the unconventional guitarist and his solo muse.

Then, beginning on May 20th, Kimock will embark on a four-day journey with the Everyone Orchestra. The traveling event will kick off at Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins on May 20th and will continue to Quixote’s True Blue (formerly Owsleys) on Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22nd. This rendition of the project features a stellar line up of nationally renowned talent including Kyle Hollingsworth (SCI), Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Dave Watts (The Motet), Jamie Janover (Zilla), Garrett Sayers (The Motet), Jamie Masefield (Jazz Mandolin Project), Matt Butler and of course, YOU. An additional Sunday, May 23rd performance (minus Hollingsworth) is billed as a happy hour show featuring an acoustic set and with other special guests to be announced.

With little pause, Kimock will then join forces with the ultra-experimental Marco Benevento for an intimate powerhouse show at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Wilkes-Barre, PA – near Kimock’s home turf, on June 17th. Both known for their emotive and often instrumental arrangements, this paring is sure not to disappoint.

With a summer packed with Crazy Engine festival dates, a few appearances with Holy Kimoto! (Furthurmore Fest and Ned Fest) and Youssoupha Sidibe tucked in between, this is wrapping up to be an eventful season for Steve Kimock.

Steve Kimock will top off the summer with an appearance at the National Guitar Workshop in CT on August 3rd as a guest artist. He will be offering hands-on instruction and music education during one of the most prominent guitar workshops in the country. For those tuned into his new on-line blog aptly named “Kimocks Korner” on his website, now is the chance to interact with Kimock in person.

“Unconventional. Experimental. It’s sort of the Steve Kimock way.” – CNN, 2009

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Steve Kimock Crazy Engine Spring/Summer 2010
April 21 Hopmonk – Sebastopol, CA
April 22 Earth Day in Santa Cruz! @ Moe’s Alley
April 23 St. Rocke – Hermosa Beach, CA
April 24 The Compound Grill – Phoenix, AZ
April 25 Belly Up – San Diego, CA
July 2 Grateful Fest – Nelson Ledges, OH
July 16 Targhee Festival – Alta, WY
July 17 The Summer Music Festival Roseberry, ID
July 30 GOTV – Bridgeport, CT
July 31 Sunshine Daydream – Terra Alta, WV
Aug 20 Hoxeyville Festival – Wellston, MI
Aug 21 Camp Barefoot – Bartow, WV
Aug 27-28* Ned Fest – Nederland, CO
*Kimock plays with SKCE and Holy Kimoto!

Steve Kimock – very intimate solo performances
May 7 The Stone – NY, NY*
*VIP Tickets available now

Everyone Orchestra
May 20 Hodi’s Half Note -Fort Collins, CO
May 21 Quixote’s – Denver, CO
May 22 Quixote’s – Denver, CO
May 23* Quixote’s – Denver, CO
*special acoustic set

Steve Kimock (special guest with Marco Benevento Trio)
June 17 River Street Jazz Cafe – Wilkes Barre, PA

Youssoupha Sidibe and the Mystic Rhythms Band Featuring Steve Kimock
July 18 Starbelly Jam – Crawford Bay, BC