Steve Kimock & Friends | 10.03 | NJ

Words by: Jennifer Minsky | Images by: Mitch Manzella

Steve Kimock, Billy Goodman, John Morgan Kimock & Trevor Exter
10.03.08 :: Mexicali Live :: Teaneck, NJ

Steve Kimock opening for Steve Kimock?

Steve Kimock & Billy Goodman :: 10.03 :: NJ
That's exactly what happened Friday night at Mexicali Live. The venue offered up the royal treatment – the dance floor was transformed into an elegant space filled with tables and two rows of seats right up next to the stage, a relaxing, intimate atmosphere that perfectly complimented the two sets that Kimock and company played.

Kimock and longtime friend Billy Goodman opened the night with legendary tunes ("Friend of The Devil") and standard favorites. The setlist followed Goodman's stories of the past - there is history between these two musicians. Kimock's precise and deliberate notes seemed to be perfectly complimented by Goodman's slide guitar and scratchy vocals. The highlight of the set was when Billy got Steve to actually sing! "This is the only song that I can get Steve to sing along to," said Goodman as they went into the Rolling Stones' "Dead Flowers." Everyone in the crowd went absolutely wild.

The second set brought out Kimock's son, Jon Morgan Kimock and Trevor Exter to complete the group of "friends." Loose, experimental jamming allowed the musicians freedom where Exter switched from cello to bass and Goodman switched up his guitar with bouts of tambourine playing. The performance of "Night Train," which Exter took front stage for, was energetic and mesmerizing. Kimock classics like "It's Up to You" and "Thing One" filled out a powerful set of music.

10.03.08 :: Mexicali Live :: Teaneck, NJ
Set One: Willin', Walk The Street Alone, On The Run, Kind Hearted Woman, You Are With Me, Friend Of The Devil, Slow Down, Dead Flowers, The Road Must Surely Bend, Good Shepherd
Set Two: It's Up To You, Best Friend, Night Train, Ship At Sea, Thing One, Cowboy, Many Rivers To Cross, E: Me And My Uncle

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