CHRIS BERRY TRIO FEATURING STEVE KIMOCK ANNOUNCES WEST COAST SHOWS
What happens when you put African grooves born in the ghettos of Zimbabwe with the ground breaking guitar work of San Francisco's scene and combine it with New York City's urban electronica? The West Coast is about to find out.
| Chris Berry|
Joining together for their first multi-night tour, and performing under the guise of Chris Berry Trio (CB-3), Chris Berry has arranged his most interesting collaboration yet. Featuring Steve Kimock alongside the rhythm section of Aaron Johnston and Jesse Murphy (Brazilian Girls) comes an explosive cross-cultural musical experience for music lovers of all types. The 10-day tour will maneuver along the West Coast including dates in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Eugene and Portland, OR.
Music first touched the Grammy award winning Chris Berry as a teen living in the heart of Zimbabwe where he carefully learned the indigenous rhythms of Africa on the sacred Mbira (African Thumb Piano). His ability to speak out against the tyranny of the Zimbabwean regime through the art of music won him overnight success across the country and in the World Music market, bringing his music around the globe.
Since then, Berry has performed on the stages of the 2000 Olympics, the Sydney Opera house and the nation's largest festivals across the United States with his project Panjea. 2010 finds the "Afropop Superstar" (SF Chronicle) a multi-instrumentalist with grace on Mbira, the hand drum, as well as a gifted singer-songwriter whose voice is often compared to Sting.
Collectively, CB-3 has the ability to bring together three decades of music history tightly fitted into one anthology adorned with cutting-edge improvisational guitar, hip-hop and elements of modern electronica. Show goers can expect both a dance ready experience as well as an intimate view into music provoked by both the past and present.
Chris Berry Trio featuring Steve Kimock Tour Dates
02/24/10 Wed Moe's Alley Santa Cruz, CA
02/25/10 Thu BLU Nightclub Stateline, NV
02/26/10 Fri Yoshi's SF San Francisco, CA
02/27/10 Sat Yoshi's SF San Francisco, CA
02/28/10 Sun Mystic Theatre Petaluma, CA
03/01/10 Mon Point Arena Theater Point Arena, CA
03/02/10 Tue The Red Fox Tavern Eureka, CA
03/04/10 Thu WOW Hall Eugene, OR
03/05/10 Fri Mt. Tabor Theater Portland, OR
03/06/10 Sat Domino Room Bend, OR