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New KIMOCK Single /// Invocations I

February 5th 2019

What a great way to start off the year…                                          

New Single Out Now!       iTunes/Amazon/Spotify.              

Invocations I, a beautiful and modern track, was inspired by the album “Streaming Wisdom” by W.A. Mathieu and his quest to live a musical life. 

“My dad would play it [Streaming Wisdom] in the mornings on one of my trips out West, when we were waking up from foggy studio nights banging our heads against the wall. It took us in the direction that inspired some of the material from Satellite City. We wanted to collaborate with Allaudin [W.A. Mathieu] somehow, so we asked permission to sample some bits in hopes of one day working on something in person. He happened to live right down the street so it wasn’t hard to ask.” -JMK

After many decades on the road and playing music together, this single mar

ks another level of collaboration following the debut KIMOCK record  Satellite City.

“It’s a patchwork quilt of a tune spanning a couple generations of musicians, which is really special for me to have been a part of,” -JMK 

Would mean the world to us if you throw some support and buy/stream the new single.  iTunes/Amazon/Spotify.

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VOODOO DEAD at ARISE Music Festival August 2-4, 2019

February 5th 2019

Colorado’s premiere music, yoga, art, and camping festival announces a return for its 7th year celebration and we’re excited to join them. The ARISE Music Festival is much more than a music festival…it’s a movement.

Gates open at 9:00 AM on Friday, August 2 | Gates close 12:00 PM Noon Monday, August 5


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Celebrating 25 years of Steve Kimock & Friends in 2019!

December 21st 2018
Celebrating 25 years of Steve Kimock & Friends
Join us for a three-day love fest at Sweetwater Music Hall Feb 12-14, 2019 with SK&F feat. Jeff Chimenti, John Kimock & Reed Mathis and special guests TBA. Digging into some new material and deep into the catalog, we look forward to playing for you!  
 Pre-Sale and VIP passes are SOLD-OUT.
Single Day Tickets – On Sale
Feb 12th – Tickets
Feb 13th – Tickets
Feb 14th – Tickets
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Maximum Love Vibes Debuts in Alaska

December 20th 2018

MAXIMUM LOVE VIBES debuts in Alaskafeaturing Dave Schools, Jerry Joseph, Steve Kimock & John Kimock.

Join us for this destination event February 21-23 for three  very special performances at the Sitzmark at Alyeska Resort.


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VOODOO DEAD – 8th Annual Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest

December 11th 2018

8th Annual Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest

Voodoo Dead featuring Steve Kimock, George Porter Jr., Jeff Chimenti,
Al Schnier,
 and JM Kimock plus special guests.            
Saturday, May 4th, 2019 | Republic NOLA
9pm Doors 10pm Show

Voodoo Dead featuring Steve Kimock, George Porter Jr., Jeff Chimenti,
Al Schnier,
and JM Kimock plus special guests.            
Sunday, May 5th, 2019 | Republic NOLA
9pm Doors 10pm Show
Ticket Link:

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Rising Up to Paradise: NYE in Kauai

October 29th 2018

RISING UP TO PARADISE: New Year’s Eve on Kauai


The Big Swell’s upcoming NYE set, will air on a tape-delayed basis on January 1st at 8 p.m. (EST) Go HERE to check it out.  

Led by the Grateful Dead’s Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir on a remote island in paradise, we will put a final exclamation mark on 2018 and deep dive head-first into the coming year, while celebrating a magical “here” and a transcendent “now.” And you’re invited to tag along.
Rising Up to Paradise” will feel more like an informal backyard bash than a big ticket New Year’s celebration, where the atmosphere of a secret soiree will be paired with the welcoming spirit of aloha.

The evening’s headliners are a newly formed local band who will be performing their first show ever: The Big Swell. (The players include Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, George Porter Jr., Jeff Chimenti, Robin Sylvester, Steve Kimock, and Wally Ingram.) Also scheduled to perform: The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell, Taj Mahal, Island Grass and a late-night set hosted by DJ Logic.


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The JamBase Podcast Episode 22: Steve Kimock & Marcus King

October 4th 2018

Episode 22 of The JamBase Podcast features interviews with guitarists Steve Kimock and Marcus King. JamBase’s Scott Bernstein talked “Tour Stories” with Steve at the Sweetwater In The Sun event held in Novato, California. Steve recalled his time pulling pranks on the road as a member of Zero, talked about his interactions with the late great Jaco Pastorius, shared a story of sleeping on the beach after police kicked the band out of a hotel and more. Listen to the episode here and if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to The JamBase Podcast through iTunesStitcherSpotify and/or Google Play.

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Steve Kimock, Melvin Seals, and More To Play 10 Mile Ride: A Deadhead Ski Trip

August 22nd 2018

Some of the jam scene’s greatest contributors are hitting the slopes this winter for 10 Mile Tide: A Deadhead Ski Trip.

The event is scheduled for March 27-20 at Colorado’s 10 Mile Music Hall, and the current list of performers includes Steve Kimock & Friends, Melvin Seals & JGB, Everyone’s Dead feat. Matt Butler, Ghost Light, Coral Creek, DeadPhish Orchestra and the Uptown Toodeloo String Band.

Get Tickets Here

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VOODOO DEAD in Colorado

August 21st 2018

VOODOO DEAD featuring Steve Kimock, Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Chimenti, Jackie Greene & John Morgan Kimock will play the Gothic Theatre on November 9 & 10.


A show was added at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, Nov 11th.

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New Shows Added To The Archives!

August 9th 2018

New multi-track releases added to the archives!

05/11/04 Orpheum Theatre, Flagstaff, AZ
Tune In Here

04/19/03 Midtown Ballroom, Bend, OR
Tune In Here

Browse the whole Steve Kimock archive.
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Premiere: New KIMOCK Track: Invocations I

June 15th 2018

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Live Downloads : Japan Tour & Fayetteville Available Now!

February 1st 2017


Visit to download the latest high-quality recordings from Steve Kimock’s Japan tour and SKF December Fayetteville shows.

And no repeats at any of the runs… enjoy!

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Kimock’s Tiny Desk Concert NPR

May 16th 2016



Watch Steve Kimock’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert, featuring Steve acoustic with his recent touring project KIMOCK with John Kimock, Bobby Vega and Leslie Mendelson.

To watch the full Tiny Desk Concert visit HERE.



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K I M O C K shows available for download

April 14th 2016


All K I M O C K shows from the last week of Spring Tour are now available for download.

Visit for the latest!

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Music Tells A Story – Can You Hear It?

March 24th 2016

No Depression, March 2016 – Last Danger Of Frost, the new release from Zero guitarist and co-founder Steve Kimock and his new band, is seriously intriguing… On the second or third listen – and yes, it absolutely sucks you back in for more – pieces begin tumbling together, forming a cohesive whole, a hint at a larger picture, sketched out in tones and angles beyond the conventional “once upon a time”.

Advance Warning: Rather than try for a nice simple breakdown, this is going to go slightly off the nice, clearly marked paved road. Let’s start with a couple of statements:

Last Danger Of Frost, the new release from Zero guitarist and co-founder Steve Kimock and his new band, is seriously intriguing. It is also not immediately accessible, at least not on the first listen. It’s in good company on that one – the last album I reacted to in just this way was Richard Thompson’s Grammy-nominated Dream Attic.

Still, not all albums that don’t invite you in on the first knock merit another knock. This one definitely does.

The first listen-through left me scratching my head, while knowing quite well that I was about to go back in and listen again, to see what was what, here. On the second or third listen – and yes, it absolutely sucks you back in for more – pieces begin tumbling together, forming a cohesive whole, a hint at a larger picture, sketched out in tones and angles beyond the conventional “once upon a time”.

Frost opens with one of the most exquisite liquid cascades of acoustic playing I’ve heard in a long time. The first four songs are called “Music Tells A Story”, parts 1 through 4, each with its own subtitle. Part 1 is subtitled ‘The Old Man’, and here comes the first hint that the story the music is telling is going to be madly different from ear to ear, belly to belly, spirit to spirit. Because while Kimock may have been playing and hearing an old man, that wasn’t the story I was melting into. I found myself in a tree, somewhere in the Blue Ridge mountains, hands made of wood, in a place where people still brew their own whiskey in the back of beyond and secrets hang like mist over everything. In my story, I heard a dryad, watching invisibly, listening to all those secrets.

Part 2 is called Twelve Is Good and it takes the theme and expands it, giving it a heartbeat, an underlying rhythm that states and restates and diverts and then returns. Again, I have no idea what Kimock was hearing when he played it, but I heard the rush of seasons passing, long shadows across fields in the spring, outlines blurring under the first fall of snow. Twelve months? Twelve years old again? No idea. I only know what the story was in my own ears.

So. Having veered off the paved road, I came to my first speedbumps: Parts 3 and 4, subtitled ‘Big Sky’ and ‘Please Be Seated’ respectively. Having listened to those, I found the only two things on Frost that bounced off me, rather than inviting me in: there was a sense of playing with tones, of digital sound effects, to try for – something. Unluckily, that’s not where I live, either as a storyteller or as a listener, and the result was me having to walk away from it from a few minutes. Mind you, that impatience is purely idiosyncratic to me: both tracks are strong, they’re very present and they compel the attention. My failure to react to them beyond the cerebral is just a matter of my own need to process music viscerally. Those two, for whatever reason, had no stories to tell me.

So I went back for listen number three, verified my own growing love for the first two tracks and accepted that three and four probably weren’t going to do it for me. And then I got hit with the rest of it, and it’s absolutely stone gorgeous, straight through to the end.

“Variant” is a soft spring shower, a short piece that offers a footbridge over a bubbling stream. “Surely This Day” gives as gentle a kiss from the slide guitar as it’s possible to get. That’s followed by “Surely This Day Reprise”, and the guitar here turns you back and forth between the shadowed places of the woods and the wider road. It’s a choice that you, the listener, get to make.

And now, having been and gone and done all of it, Kimock offers up the comfort zone of an old, old friend, with the loveliest version of the classic Zero tune “Tongue ‘n Groove” I’ve ever heard. I melted into it, with the clear sense that this was a homecoming. It’s a safe house, a feather bed, inviting you in. There’s rainwater on the window outside and it doesn’t matter, because you’re inside the song, safe and warm. If the music tells a story, this one is a lullaby.

Then, just when you’re safely tucked up, we hit “The Artist Dies And Goes To Hell”. The story here is a single guitarist onstage with an entire club talking over the guitar, ignoring it, glasses clinking, voices drowning out everything, obliviousness abounding. Anyone who has ever played a club is familiar with this particular edition of Hell.

That leads the listener into the penultimate and title track on the album, “Last Danger Of Frost”. There’s a sense of trying to regulate one’s breathing, and at this point, one song away from the end of it, I realise that the order of songs must have been very deliberately chosen.

So I take a deep breath and hit the final song, “My Favorite Number”, and it’s a killer. Simple, just building tones structured around a simple descending riff in B, but the slide comes in and rides it, emphasis points and deeper echoes. This is the door closing.

Last Danger Of Frost is not so much a straight LP as it is an invitation into movement, a call from the woods and the seasons moving. This is one I’m going to be listening to over and over again, and finding a new “once upon a time” every time.

–Deborah Grabien

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March 18th 2016

sk-ldof-cvr-650We are excited to announce that Steve Kimock’s Last Danger of Frost is now available everywhere.

For Vinyl and CDs visit the Goods page.

White vinyl and other personalized exclusives visit HERE, and you will also support more new music from KIMOCK.

Album also available through Amazon.

Thank you for being part of this musical journey…to be continued!




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Video From Debut K I M O C K show!

March 17th 2016

Check out HD video from new K I M O C K fresh off the debut tour. Here’s a short clip of “Orson” and full song premiere of “Satellite City” shot at the Chapel in San Francisco; both tunes are originals from the new band.

This track, My Favorite Number, recorded at the January debut show is off SK’s new record, LAST DANGER OF FROST.










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Steve Kimock at Dixie Mattress Festival

March 15th 2016

Dixie Mattress Lineup Round 1Can’t wait to visit Oregon this summer to play with one of our all-time favorite and authentic singer/songwriters of all time at the Dixie Mattress Festival in Sandy, OR!

Steve Kimock will rock electric with Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons for two full sets Saturday night July 23rd, and then play as an acoustic duo with Jerry Joseph on Sunday, July 24th.

If you were at this 2001 Festival or City Winery during Fare Thee Well last year in Chicago, you know that each of these performances are not to be missed. Saturday also features The Bridge guitarist and singer CRIS JACOBS with special guests.

VIP tickets, event passes, and more are available HERE.


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Interview: Steve Kimock On His New Album, New Band & New Musical Pursuits

February 24th 2016

jambase_logo1 Check out the new feature and interview with Steve Kimock on his many musical pursuits. Thanks for the thoughtful words Jambase!

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SK&F at Summer Camp and Dark Star Jubilee Memorial Day Weekend

February 20th 2016

summer-campExcited to announce that Steve Kimock & Friends will play the 16th annual  Summer Camp Music Festival over Memorial Day Weekend.  SK&F line-up features Jeff Chimenti, Bobby Vega, Jay Lane, Leslie Mendelson, and Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz.  Touring with this band is such a good vibe musically it’s been said by the musicians that it feels like summer camp and they don’t want it to end….so what a better festival to play in 2016.

The 16th annual Summer Camp Music Festival will take place May 27th – 29th, 2016 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois. The festival includes 3 full days of fun, camping, and music with over 100 bands on 7 stages. Tickets are available online through the official festival web site or by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX.

Join Summer Camp’s Facebook Event

This same line-up will appear over Memorial Day Weekend at Dark Star Jubilee in Thornville, OH.

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Steve Kimock with David Lindley

February 8th 2016

Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 4.27.58 PM The inspiring multi-instrumentalist David Lindley in Concert with Special Guest Steve Kimock!
What an honor for Kimock to play with Mr. Dave, his hero, for the first time live.

“A David Lindley performance isn’t just an awe-inspiring demonstration of string prowess, It’s a portal to far-flung realms, a magic carpet ride skittering around the globe offering vivid glimpses of Jamaica, the Mississippi Delta, Madagascar, Turkey and Cuba.” — San Jose Mercury News

Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs music that redefines the word “eclectic.” Lindley, well known for his many years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne, and leader of his own band El Rayo-X, has long championed the concept of world music.

The David Lindley electro-acoustic performance effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources. Lindley incorporates an incredible array of stringed instruments including but not limited to Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel guitar, Turkish saz and chumbus, Middle Eastern oud, and Irish bouzouki. “Mr. Dave’s” uncanny vocal mimicry and sense of humor make his onstage banter an additional highlight of the show.

A huge influence on Kimock’s playing, this show is a do not miss for any fan!


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NEW ALBUM: Last Danger of Frost

February 4th 2016

Last Danger of Frost Steve Kimock breaks new ground with his latest solo effort, Last Danger of Frost. Recorded in Kimock’s century-old Pennsylvania barn last winter before a move back to California, Last Danger of Frost offers a daring personal expression that introduces innovative techniques the guitarist discovered in a solo setting. Kimock dismantles the rock band framework and takes a full stretch to create exploratory sounds and intimate compositions that may have been waiting to be revealed – or rediscovered – the whole time.

“There are other spaces and experiences music flows into, fills, and conforms to: family, nature, travel, quiet study and contemplation, imagination, to name a few. For me, the balance of the music has shifted to ‘other,’” Kimock declares. As evidenced on Last Danger of Frost, the “other” morphs acoustic and electronic sounds, voiced by vintage guitars, synthesizers and bass. For instance, the “other” found him laying down an entire track using nothing but guitar feedback, manipulated into bird song that he overdubbed into the ambient “Big Sky”.

TO PRE-ORDER VINYL, pledge for exclusives, and get insider updates, please visit our PRE-ORDER campaign

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K I M O C K Live Session at Sweetwater

January 6th 2016
K I M O C K 2016

K I M O C K 2016

Exciting for big announcements this week!
For one, the new K I M O C K project will play a live ‘session’ at the Sweetwater on January 17th. Steve & John Kimock have been composing new music, stretching out with fresh sounds and direction and are bringing it from studio to the stage for the first time.
Also featuring Bobby Vega and Leslie Mendelson.

This special event will be a mostly seated with limited tickets available.
No audio/video taping or photography without permission.

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December 17th 2015


Enjoy a FREE DOWNLOAD from the SK&F Rex Benefit show at the Fillmore on 12/5. Thanks to all the musicians who made the evening so special: Bobby Vega, Jeff Chimenti, Jay Lane, Leslie Mendelson, Nicki Bluhm, David Hidalgo, David Bromberg, Steve Berlin, John Firman, MC Radioactive.

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Kimock at Fur Peace in 2016!

October 15th 2015

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Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 12.22.38 PMSteve Kimock will be returning to Jorma’s Fur Peace Ranch on September 23rd-September 26th  to lead workshops in Improvisational Guitar – Concepts and Techniques.

According to Kimock, “these workshops will focus on improvisational concepts and guitar techniques with the goal of finding your individual voice on the instrument. It’s all about the guitar, but bring your slides and steels! Keith Richards once said Blues was “all about bending notes” but never got to the part about which notes and how much. That’s where we’re going. In between the cracks of the keyboard and western music theory to unlock the expressive potential of the guitar from the perspective of modern blues and rock guitar styles.”

If intonation, touch, and tone are what interest you, this is where you need to be!
09/23/16 – 09/26/16
Improvisational Guitar – Concepts and Techniques

Steve Kimock will also lead a quartet for the Saturday night show at Fur Peace Station, which is of course included if you attend the workshops! Good news: Bobby Vega will also be an instructor this year.

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HD Video of Kimock & Friends

March 4th 2015

Steve Kimock – Deal – Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley CA 12/6/14 from Appleberry Pictures on Vimeo.

Kimock playing Deal at Sweetwater Music Hall 12/6/14, featuring Bobby Vega, Jeff Chimenti, Dan Lebowitz, Bill Vitt and John Morgan Kimock.


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Download SK&F Sweetwater Shows

December 26th 2013

Wulf_WolfThe memorable four-night sold-out run is now available for download. Go to and get yours.

The Steve Kimock and Friends shows from Dec 12-15 at the Sweetwater in Mill Valley, CA featured the one-of-a-kind line-up of Kimock, Jeff Chimenti, Bobby Vega, Dan Lebowitz and Bill Vitt. Kimock played the Wolf guitar on Dec 15th and also welcomed Al Schnier from Moe. as a special guest.

Also available are the recordings from Nov 22-23, another memorable SK&F run in Fayetteville, AR at George’s Majestic featuring Steve & John Kimock, Bernie Worrell and Reed Mathis.
Download HERE.

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Tongue N Groove HD Video

July 10th 2013

Watch Steve Kimock perform Tongue N Groove at the Novato Hopmonk Session Room on 3/31/2013.

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Winter and Spring Runs Available Now for Download

April 22nd 2013

What great runs we had this past winter and spring!

Want to listen to some more Kimock?

The 2013 Winter and Spring shows are now available for download.

Please visit or

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Steve Kimock “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit

January 29th 2019

Steve Kimock will join a GD Reddit for Ask Me Anything session on Feb 8th (6pm Pacific) to answer questions and talk about his life and his musical legacy.

Set a reminder to drop by and say hello ! 

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