Jamband Spotlight: Steve Kimock

Words by Greg Molitor (Remind Photography)

This week’s Jamband Spotlight features the music of guitarist extraordinaire Steve Kimock. Jerry Garcia once cited Steve Kimock as his “favorite unknown guitarist”, and after one listen to Kimock’s music, it’s easy to understand why Garcia held such high praise for his fellow Bay Area guitarist...



I’ve selected three diverse shows for your enjoyment. Notice how the combination of Kimock’s technique and listening ability allow him to create his magic with various lineups as he injects his subtle yet emotional playing during each performance. Truly a master of his craft, Steve Kimock’s gorgeous compositions shine no matter what group he’s assembled. I hope you enjoy his music as much as I do. Happy listening!

Zero Live at Chester's Place on March 20, 1998. <--- Direct Archive Link



Lineup:

Steve Kimock - Guitars
Bobby Vega - Bass
Alan Hertz - Drums
Ray White - Guitars, Vocals

Steve Kimock Live at Haymaker Festival on May 21, 2005. <--- Direct Archive Link



Lineup:

Steve Kimock - Guitars, Lap SteelJohn Molo - DrumsRobert Walter - Hammond B3, Fender RhodesLeo Traversa - Bass

Steve Kimock Crazy Engine Live at Hoxeyville Music Festival on August 20, 2010. <--- Direct Archive Link



Lineup:

Steve Kimock - Guitars
John Kimock - Drums
Trevor Exter - Bass
Melvin Seals - Hammond B3

www.kimock.com

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