Father-son duo Kimock rocks Sunday in Grass Valley
Presented by The Center for the Arts
8 p.m. Sunday, March 6
$27 members, $32 non-member
Master of small band improvisation, Guitarist Steve Kimock and his new intimate ensemble will visit Grass Valley for a special performance presented by The Center for the Arts on Sunday, March 6.
For four decades, Kimock has been the champion of the national rock and dance band circuit inspiring music fans with his transcendent electric, acoustic, lap and pedal steel guitar. He breaks new ground with his latest solo effort, “Last Danger of Frost.”
Through the years, Steve Kimock has explored blues, jazz, funk, folk, psychedelic, boogie, gypsy, prog-rock, traditional American and world fusion. Relix magazine coined him “The Guitar Monk.”
Kimock is a father and son duo, a partnership with John Morgan Kimock (drummer, composer, multi-instrumentalist).
Composing music over the past year, the artists find inspiration from the direction of their new record featuring musical styles that cross genres and generations.
John Morgan Kimock began composing before he could walk or speak. Some of John Morgan Kimock’s early musical experiences included playing ceremonial drums with the Pomo Indians, accompanying Tuvan throat singers and having his drums destroyed onstage at the Fillmore West by Todd Rundgren.
For more than a decade, John Morgan Kimock has performed in U.S., Europe and Canada with many bands and collaborations with his father. He has worked with George Porter Jr. (the Meters), Bernie Worrell (founding member of Parliament/ Funkadelic), Bobby Vega (Sly Stone) Andy Hess (Black Crowes, Govt Mule), members of the Grateful Dead, The Other Ones, Jeff Sipe, John Molo, Bruce Hornsby, Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Everyone Orchestra and more.
At the Grass Valley show, fans can look forward to a listening experience that spotlights Steve Kimock’s intuitive flow of Eastern and Western folk music, heartfelt acoustic guitar, ambient electronic expressions, inventive covers and contemporary compositions.
Accompanying Kimock for this touring project is Steve Kimock’s longtime bass-playing left hand, Bobby Vega, who will bring 30 years of chemistry, grooves and tones. Special guest vocalist Leslie Mendelson, could also make an appearance.
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