Steve Kimock will be hitting the road this spring with his new project Steve Kimock Crazy Engine. Exploring a new direction, Crazy Engine is a Steve Kimock project unlike any other. Pushing the boundaries of rock and roll, rhythm and blues, gospel and soul, the repertoire will include Kimock classics as well as an energized catalogue of covers and fresh material.
For nearly four decades Steve Kimock has earned a reputation as a guitarist with an enlightened approach to melodic improvisation and has captured audiences from around the globe with his tasteful guitar speak and brilliant tone. Labeled the “guitar monk” by Relix Magazine for his relentless pursuit of the art of guitar, Steve Kimock blends all of his influences, capturing the spirit of the music wherever he goes, while tuning into sounds from some unseen dimensions.
The long-awaited project will also feature legendary Hammond B3 player, Melvin Seals, best known for his work with the Jerry Garcia Band. The glistening new line up also includes the cookin’ rhythm section of Janis Wallin on bass (Family Groove Company) and Kimock’s own son, John Morgan Kimock on drums. Rounding out the configuration with their soulful crooning are “The Girls” on vocals, featuring Cheryl Rucker and Shirley Starks (Melvin Seals and JGB).
Crazy Engine will begin the ride on the West Coast in late March of 2009. With dates filling in quickly from coast to coast, there is no stopping the tour-de-force that moves Steve Kimock and his dynamic band.
TOUR DATES:03/26 – Crystal Bay Club – Crystal Bay, NV03/27 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco03/28 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco03/29 – Mystic Theatre – Petaluma, CA03/31 – Red Fox Tavern – Eureka, CA04/01 – Red Fox Tavern – Eureka, CA04/02 – The Domino Room – Bend, OR04/03 – Aladdin Theatre – Portland, OR04/04 – McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR04/05 – Big Room @ Sierra Nevada Brewing Company – Chico, CA
by Greg Lake