Visit www.Bernieworrell.com to get Bernie’s latest albums.
Seasons and cycles,
Suns and moons,
Births and deaths.
We endure, briefly.
Struggle and rejoice, succeed and fail to love and create,
Pick up the pieces to begin again and move on.
Try to open our hearts to the beauty and mystery of existence.
If only for a moment.
That’s all it takes.
And a moment’s all we have.
Bernie Worrell has passed.
I’ve known no sweeter man, shared no better times.
Never laughed harder, never had my heart more opened to joy and creativity in the moment than in his presence.
He made this life worth living for so many people.
I’m so sorry he’s gone.
We love you Bernie!!
We can never thank you enough.
God bless and keep you, rest in peace.
– Steve Kimock
Mark your calendars for 9.16.16. After a great week in the recording studio (TRI), we are excited to bring the Kimock music evolution and sound to The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco this fall! Tickets on sale HERE directly through GAMH only.
The project features Steve Kimock on guitars, lapsteel, John Kimock on drums/electronics, Bobby Vega on bass, and Leslie Mendelson on vocals/guitar/keys. It combines new material born from the Steve Kimock sound and latest record Last Danger of Frost, beautiful covers and Kimock legacy tunes.
Come join us for this creative wave of music & sound in the Bay.
There will be a reunion show for the Heart of Gold Band on August 1, 2016 at the Sweetwater Music Hall celebrating Jerry Garcia’s birthday, featuring original members Donna Jean Godchaux Mackay, Steve Kimock, Greg Anton, with David Mackay and Mookie Siegel.
Get your tickets HERE.
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.
7/11 The Triple Door- Seattle, WA
7/12 The Hive – Sandpoint, ID
7/13 Top Hat Lounge -Missoula, MT
7/15 Targhee Music Festival – Alta, WY
7/16 State Room – Salt Lake City, UT
VIP packages and pre-sale tickets available now through KIMOCK TICKETING
All K I M O C K shows from the last week of Spring Tour are now available for download.
Visit www.livedownloads.com/kimock for the latest!
Public on-sale began this week for K I M O C K in Colorado. Pre-sale was strong and we are excited to bring this project to Colorado. Denver 6/2 pre-sale and VIPs sold-out. There are still limited tickets/VIPs available for June 3 & 4 in Ft. Collins and Boulder.
Excited to take the new K I M O C K project to Colorado… going to be a great run! Pre-Sale for Kimock Ticketing starts today. There are a limited number of VIP packages and GA tickets available for each show.
We 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!
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.
Can’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.
Check out the new feature and interview with Steve Kimock on his many musical pursuits. Thanks for the thoughtful words Jambase!
Excited 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 http://www.summercampfestival.com or by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX.
This same line-up will appear over Memorial Day Weekend at Dark Star Jubilee in Thornville, OH.
“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!
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”.
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.
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.
Steve 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.
Kimock playing Deal at Sweetwater Music Hall 12/6/14, featuring Bobby Vega, Jeff Chimenti, Dan Lebowitz, Bill Vitt and John Morgan Kimock.
The memorable four-night sold-out run is now available for download. Go to www.livedownloads.com 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.
Watch Steve Kimock perform Tongue N Groove at the Novato Hopmonk Session Room on 3/31/2013.
What great runs we had this past winter and spring!
The 2013 Winter and Spring shows are now available for download.