CREEKSIDE JAMBOREE

The Creekside Jamboree, organized by A-Z Productions, will offer an eclectic blend of improvisational music and features everything from old-time and country music to techno, traditional sitar, jazz, and everything in between.

Headlining this year’s jamboree, the Steve Kimock Band features an all-star lineup of the west coast’s premier exploratory rock musician’s. A native of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Kimock moved to the Chesapeak Bay area in the mid 1970’s and soon found himself sitting in with such legends as John Cippolina of the Quick Silver Messenger Service, Carlos Santana, and the late Grateful Dead guru Jerry Garcia, who called Kimock "my favorite unknown guitar player."

Sharing the spotlight will be Boston-based trio The Slip. The genre-bending sound of the Slip draws heavily from jazz, incorporating elements of rock and pop, producing music that is uplifting and intelligent.

Two acts from the world music scene will also grace the stage at this years festival, Indian sitar expert Roop Verma and the UK's didgeridoo master, Graham Wiggins with his band Dr. Didg. Verma is know internationally as a premier player. He has played at such prestigious events as The 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, 1995.

Old-time and country music fans also will have something to cheer about with an appearance by singer-guitarist Baby Gramps, a self proclaimed "ghost from the past." Gramps is famous for his encyclopedic knowledge of blues, hillbilly, and pop tunes from the last century.

Other backwoods attraction include ragtime musicians, The Blue Rags, who play a unique blend of ragtime and rockabilly music called "rag-n-roll."

The Gordon Stone Band will also be appearing at the jamboree. The band specializes in original, progressive bluegrass, and is famous for their association with jam-rock icons Phish.

Tickets for the festival are $50 advance, $60 at the gate and includes two days of camping and music. A $45 pass for Satuday only also will be available at the gate. Tickets are available at the Rockstation and the Valley Inn, Duboistown, and on the internet at Ticketweb.com and JamBaseTickets.com. More information is available by calling (570)916-3517.

[Published on: 5/30/01]

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