Steve Kimock Crazy Engine

Steve Kimock Crazy Engine Tour

Steve Kimock Crazy Engine
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 & roll, rhythm & 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 lineup 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.

03/26 – Crystal Bay Club – Crystal Bay, NV
03/27 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco
03/28 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco
03/29 – Mystic Theatre – Petaluma, CA
03/31 – Red Fox Tavern – Eureka, CA
04/01 – Red Fox Tavern – Eureka, CA
04/02 – The Domino Room – Bend, OR
04/03 – Aladdin Theatre – Portland, OR
04/04 – McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR
04/05 – Big Room @ Sierra Nevada Brewing Company – Chico, CA

[Published on: 1/14/09]

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Ter starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/14/2009 10:23AM
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2009 is going to be spendy and rockin... Claypool and Kimock announcing Portland dates within minutes... priceless.

moephishH2O starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/14/2009 10:30AM
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Nice! Some Pac NW love! Bend > Portland > Eugene

Chaloupka starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/14/2009 11:14AM
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Come to Colorado!!

shamasuva Wed 1/14/2009 11:45AM
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"Coast to Coast" is Nevada, Cali, and Oregon?

Ter Wed 1/14/2009 11:52AM
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msudtg - you must have seen him on the only two off nights he has had. Kimock is amazing - dont fight the feelin baby! - Recommned to give him another chance my friend.

matthau Wed 1/14/2009 12:13PM
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Kimock rocks it....don't listen to the occasional dude that says he plays in the wrong keys. if you are so wise msudtg....why didn't Mickey Hart ask you to play with him?;) Sorry left yourself open for that one.

wraugustus1 starstarstarstar Wed 1/14/2009 12:25PM
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Kimock is an astonishing guitar player and an extremely nice guy. Met him twice, real down to earth. Now all we need is for all these awesome west coast players to realize they have a lot of fans in the midwest and the east coast!!!

Girard starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/14/2009 12:36PM
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Janis Wallin, or should i say "wail in" will impress you to say the least!

weenhead420 starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/14/2009 01:13PM
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Kimock is always on his A game...those will be some special events!!!

andyedds Wed 1/14/2009 01:29PM
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any time I have ever seen Kimock (Other Ones, Zreo, SKB) he has been the SHIT! One of the most amazing guitarist I have ever seen personally, and that includes Jerry, Trey, Warren, Derek, etc)

WaveSnacker starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/14/2009 01:33PM
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Kimock is THE MAN!!! Seriously, the guy is perpetually ON FIRE!!! Forever Stoked!!! I've seen the guy play his guitar plenty and it's jaw dropping delicious.

WaveSnacker Wed 1/14/2009 01:41PM
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hey msudtg, you don't even know, so just stick with getting spreadicated with panic.

WaveSnacker Wed 1/14/2009 01:48PM
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and soul asylum. AHAHAHHAHAH!!! seriously, is you like soul asylum you shouldn't be allowed to post to any Kimock related news, or anything else cool for that matter.

spoonfork Wed 1/14/2009 02:09PM
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The last kimock project was sick, hope this one is similar.

Tourkidz Wed 1/14/2009 02:18PM
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GratefulFiend Wed 1/14/2009 02:34PM
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you guys are all crazy... kimock is pretty good... but, like msudtg said, I have heard him screw it up in the past... that doesn't mean much to me though... but you guys should stop the personal blasts... dont you read the community guidelines at all??? Peace and Love...

21mmer Wed 1/14/2009 02:59PM
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killer lineup...this shows will not fail to amaze even the most jaded concertgoer. although this is not much of a 'tour.

Scofieldguy star Wed 1/14/2009 03:22PM
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Ter Wed 1/14/2009 03:22PM
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Hey everyone take a step back and remember we are getting a NEW President in less than a week! Stay Positive!

SteveKimock Wed 1/14/2009 04:13PM
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gmoo Wed 1/14/2009 04:15PM
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Very cool. I'd love to see these shows. Have fun west coasters

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/14/2009 04:56PM
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sierra brew co? still a ways north but FUCK YES!

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/14/2009 04:58PM
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youve heard him screw up in the past? DUDE HES FUCKIN HUMAN!!!

Steve Birdman starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/14/2009 05:06PM
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brendan3 starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/14/2009 05:50PM
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Jukebox Hero Wed 1/14/2009 06:08PM
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Jukebox Hero

Wow. What a negative board. Chill out. I agree that Kimock is amazing, but I don't think we need to castrate someone for having a different opinion. I've seen shows where Kimock's dynamics were pretty off, but that was most likely b/c he doesn't use monitors, which is why his tone is so perfect (not sure if this is still the case, but I know it was for as long time). But overall I would recommend that anyone who has witnessed an off night give the guy another chance. I sure look forward to the show at the Aladdin. Hope there'll be more dancing than usual.

P.S. I know I just commented on the negativity here, but I've just got to let Scofieldguy know what a douche bag he sounds like. I'm sure you're a nice guy in person and a great guitarist, but just take it easy with your "jazz comp degree from the most prestigious music school in the world" man. Just make your arguments. Nobody really cares that you can play behind your head.

phishinpanic Wed 1/14/2009 06:13PM
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thesource420 Wed 1/14/2009 07:21PM
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scofieldguy - your a tool! and your own words back me up: ", I can tell you dont have jazz comp degrees from the most prestigious music school in the world. So... I am just warning you... you can like whoever you want... please enjoy the show, but if you call him a great guitarist please be able to back it up with specifics." LMFAO at you! one thing your expensive worthless music degree can't do is teach you how to appreciate good music. thats obvious.

sweetdee starstarstar Wed 1/14/2009 07:57PM
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no worries...more midwest, east coast dates probably to come...Crazy Engine is already scheduled for Waka in June...can't wait!!

outerbank5 starstarstar Wed 1/14/2009 08:03PM
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ok, West Coast gets a turn but I hope we get some out East. Sum soulful slidin i bet:-)

finkle Wed 1/14/2009 09:10PM
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Anyone who doesn't like steve kimock is an amateur...just listen to the KVHW show off his show with JFJO.....or his shows with JGB...or anything really. He is a true sonic master....if you don't see that you need to realize you are a small grain of sand on a big beach. I highly doubt jerry would call him his favorite unknown guitarist if he sucks!!!!! HAHAHAHAH you are dumbasses if your gonna try to argue taste with jerry...he might know a thing or two about music more than you rooks.

Kill Smokey Wed 1/14/2009 11:45PM
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Tourkidz Thu 1/15/2009 03:21AM
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Cant wait till that Six Rivers brewery steals our money again before 10 at night. Sierra I hope might be better.

christophebaise Thu 1/15/2009 05:59AM
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He never does anything that completely blows me away, but I agree with what some other people hit on; He just seems to have the perfect tone.

OneStab starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/15/2009 07:52AM
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Thanks Steve, love that you have your own band again, been waiting since 1/22/2006 for this to happen, I'm sure you will spread it around this summer and I can't wait to see you and Melvin + VERY SPECIAL GUESTS 3/7 at the Norva in Norfolk,VA after the SAT night Phish show, if you live in Virginia, you have no excuse to miss SK&Fs 3/7/2009. Be there or miss out on some great stuff. I'm ready for more Midwest and East coast dates to come this summer, thanks Steve!

philhitz Thu 1/15/2009 08:49AM
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for those wondering - word is there are more dates to be added to the tour soon

Tehsay Thu 1/15/2009 09:27AM
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Can't wait to see them at Waka!

funkyriddims starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/15/2009 09:28AM
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This sounds friggin awesome! Please come closer to Ohio!

FloridaJam Fri 1/16/2009 07:14PM
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peaceout msudtg - thanks for your wealth of musical knowledge on steve kimock! It was a pleasure exchanging level headed comments with you friend! And i didn't even go to the most prestigious music school in the country to know how hard you rock your douchiness!

BlowsAgainsttheEmpire Tue 1/20/2009 05:05AM
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this tour sounds HOT!

moonsafari Fri 1/23/2009 06:46PM
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Theyre playing the 4th of july weekend at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in oh

djtobiwan Mon 2/16/2009 10:08AM
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I am friends with SK, and I can honestly say that he is a humble, somewhat shy guy who basically exists, communicates, and LIVES through his music.

(Of course, one could feasibly argue that about ANY of their favorite musicians.)

I agree, however, about his occasionally stoic demeanor. He often does not smile, not to mention stand, during shows. I often akin him to a scientist who is in a musical lab each night.

He's serious, mysterious, and IMHO, amazing.

But I have seen plenty of shows that fizzle, yet even more that have RAGED. The 97 Zero tour (check out the SE run) have paint-peeling moments every night. KVHW might have been my favorite incantation so far, and I often miss the deep funk of Bobby Vega and Alan Hertz's hyper-drumming.

Rather than "Deconstructing Stevie," I think it's more valuable to keep seeing what he's doing.

The band keeps changing, as does the music, and even though continuity would probably do SK some good, I look at it in a similar light to what Scofield or Frisell are doing: sometimes it's good, other times it's great, but catch it if you can, because it's always changing and growing into some new machine.

This time it's called Crazy Engine, but isn't it always one?