A Note from SK re: GD 50th

In the wake of the Dead announcing their 50th anniversary plans, I’ve had the not entirely pleasant experience of hearing my own name come up more than a couple of times in various “passed over” for guitar chair contexts, along with misc. criticisms and second guessing of the band’s personnel solution.
Maybe it’s my more or less central location in my own little world responsible for my feeling caught in some crossfire, but to the extent I’m also hearing it from people close to me; friends, fans, etc. I’m disheartened by the negative tone of some of it.
First and foremost, let’s take this opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the enormous musical and cultural contributions of the Grateful Dead, recognize our debt to the positive energy that music and those musicians have graced us with and pay it back in kind.
Secondly and less importantly. .
A trip the size of the Grateful Dead is it’s own world, it operates according to its own rules.
It’s has its own physics, it’s own gravity, it’s own light, it’s own reality.
Subsequently, its own internal politics and interpersonal hierarchy.
Turns out I’m a poor fit in the “subsequent” category, a fact for which I’ll make no excuse or apologies, and own quite easily.
It’s not a burden.
I also completely understand their decisions and personally have zero issues with the whole thing.
So let’s drop it.
I’ll continue to do what I can in service to the music and community in other than this Dead specific context, and will always approach those opportunities with the greatest humility and respect.
I love those guys, that band, that crew, that music, those fans.
They’ve worked really hard to get this together for everybody, and they deserve our support.
We’ve all got this one opportunity to help power lift the 50th Anniversary with the boys, be joyful, and reconnect with the energy and community we’ve been blessed with for so many years.
So, positive vibration.
Maybe each in our own way, but so be it.
Personally, I’m very grateful.
Love, love, love, and nothing but the deepest musical respect towards Phil, Bobby, Mickey, and Bill, who have shown us so much light.
Peace. SK
P.S. Happy Birthday Martin Fierro! Oh, Chut up.

Voodoo Dead in NOLA

Voodoo Dead with Bill Kreutzmann, Steve Kimock, Keller Williams, Dave Schools and special guests George Porter Jr. , Papa Mali & more will play the Republic, the second week of Jazz Fest May 2 & 3.
Tickets are on sale at 11am CST / 12pm EST for Nolafunk subscribers only. Tickets go on sale to the General Public on Friday January 23 at noon.
Fans can sign up for the emailer at http://www.nolafunk.com/nola for the exclusive presale access code.
4th Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series Presents
A 50th Anniversary Grateful Dead Celebration
Voodoo Dead featuring Bill Kreutzmann, Steve Kimock, Keller Williams, Dave Schools, & Jeff Chimenti plus special guests George Porter Jr., Papa Mali (5/2), and more TBA
Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd 2015
Republic New Orleans
Saturday May 2 Event Buy Link: http://tktwb.tw/1AYOqXU
Sunday May 3 Event Buy Lin: http://tktwb.tw/1ykXOar

Second NYC show added

After selling out the 3/13 Gramercy show, a second NYC show has been added to Kimock’s Tribute to Jerry Garcia East Coast run. On Tuesday March 10th, the band, featuring Bobby Vega with Jeff Chimenti, Bill Vitt, Dan Lebowitz and John Morgan Kimock, will start the run at the Highline Ballroom. We give thanks to New York City!
Pre-sale tickets are on sale now only through kimock.com. Click HERE for tickets.
A Meet & Greet, Silk Screen Poster Package Add-on is also available for this show (you must also have a GA ticket to the show to enter).

Kimock Tribute to Garcia Heads East

Last year Kimock decided to pay tribute to the shared influences and R & B roots of Jerry Garcia’s repertoire at the Sweetwater, and it was such a happy success that he repeated it this year. The people have spoken:
Steve Kimock, Bobby Vega, Jeff Chimenti,Bill Vitt, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, and John Morgan Kimock
…are coming to the East Coast in March, 2015.
3/11 Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, D.C.
3/12 Baltimore Soundstage – MD
3/13 Gramercy Theatre – New York City
3/14 The Met – Providence, RI
3/15 Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA


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Kimock Interview Streaming Live

Kimock will be live on air for an interview on The Jake Feinberg Show on Saturday, November 22 at 12:00PM PST, discussing the 4L’s- Life, Love, Lineage and Leadership. Tune in to 1210 AM Radio Powertalk radio, Saturday 12PM – 2PM PST, or stream live through
In addition to the 4L’s. the format of the show is “The ongoing discussion of real music made by real artists”. Kimock is in good company with past artists that include John McLaughlin, Jorma Kaukonen, Bob Weir, Bill Vitt, Bill Frisell, Dave Brubeck, Terry Haggerty and many more.
If you miss it live, check http://www.jakefeinbergshow.com for the archive.

Kimock Acoustic Show Added at Sweetwater

Join us for a rare Kimock Acoustic show with special guests at the Sweetwater Music Hall on Monday, December 8th. There will be a solo performance and collaborations w/ special guests.
A limited amount of tickets are on sale now through kimock.com and swmh.com. This will be a seated event with some GA/standing room tickets available.
Reserved Seats and GA tickets available HERE:
Steve Kimock Acoustic with special guests
Sweetwater Music Hall
December 8th, 2014
Time: Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM
Age: 21+

Praang Shows in Denver

Hey Denver…Time to get your PRAANG on! The almost annual PRAANG run is here – Friday and Saturday, December 19 & 20 at Quixotes True Blue. The band features the improvisational fusion of Kimock on guitar with members of EOTO and String Cheese Incident, Michael Travis and Jason Hann, along with Jamie Janover.
BUY TICKETS for 12/19
BUY TICKETS for 12/20

Go Vote!

GO VOTE on November 4 (Election Day)! Visit www.HeadCount.org for all your voting info…
HeadCount.org includes a polling place finder, ID requirements, early and absentee voting info, the PollVault “What’s on your Ballot?” tracker, and many other resources, and 866 OUR-VOTE is the hotline number.

December Sweetwater Shows

In a repeat of last year’s memorable run, Kimock will bring an outstanding band of friends into Mill Valley’s Sweetwater Music Hall this coming December for three nights – Friday the 5th, Saturday the 6th, and Sunday the 7th – playing from the roots and R & B wing of Jerry Garcia’s repertoire.
Joining Kimock will be his long-time compatriot on bass, Bobby Vega, drummer Bill Vitt joined on drums by John Morgan Kimock, Jeff Chimenti, and Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz. The same band will set sail on Jam Cruise 13 from Miami on Jan 6-11, for a “Jam Cruise Tribute to Jerry Garcia.”
Single Day tickets and VIP packages are available. These shows sold-out quickly last year so get tickets while they last!
SUPER VIP WEEKEND PASS includes GA tickets for all three nights, plus a VIP dinner and acoustic set by Kimock on Sunday, December 7th (doors 5/VIP dinner 5:30), and a signed silk-screened event poster
VIP Dinner Package (for 12/7 only) includes a VIP dinner and acoustic set from Kimock on Sunday, December 7th (doors 5/VIP dinner 5:30) and GA ticket to Sunday show (doors 7/show 8)
Fri & Sat Dec 5th & 6th: Doors 8:00PM Show 9:00PM | Sunday December 7th: Doors: 7:00PM Show 8:00PM | Sunday VIP Dinner: Doors:5PM/ Show:5:30PM

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