Steve Kimock, the protean improvisational guitarist whom Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna) recently tabbed “arguably one of the greatest guitarists alive,” is pleased to announce a new series of concerts in June that will celebrate the release of two singles (the complete album will be released in the fall). This current phase of songwriting comes in the aftermath of his acoustic explorations in the album Last Danger of Frost. In the wake of Frost, he and the members of the band that toured behind it found themselves creatively inspired, and new material has been crystallizing and recorded at Bob Weir’s TRI studios.
The first single is “Sagan,” which includes the voice of the visionary astrophysicist himself. It is written by Steve’s son, percussionist John Morgan Kimock. “Variation,” co-written by Steve and Leslie Mendelson, will be the second single.
Producer Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), said of “Sagan” that “It’s an exemplary and daring experiment that takes real musicians interacting, aided and abetted by modern day processes in electronic music. It’s very 21st century, yet it never loses sight of five people sitting in a room in a circle interacting musically… which is very rare.” “Variation,” he said, is “where Steve Kimock takes you around the world with his deft orchestration of pan-global stringed instruments and Leslie Mendelson’s vocals take you places. And again, it’s all done within the safety zone of five musicians in a circle playing music together.”
KIMOCK will have the same personnel as toured behind Frost – Steve, John Morgan, Leslie (multi-instrumentalist), and Bobby Vega (bass).
Expect beauty…and fireworks.