Steve Kimock sees musical creation as a principally additive process: by layering rudimentary beats and tones in imaginative ways new vocabularies of rhythm and harmony emerge that, potentially, transcend the traditional boundaries of music. With a fearless taste for adventure, the Steve Kimock Band applies this fractal approach to an eclectic mix of musical roots creating their very distinctive sound. Beyond rock and jazz, symphonic in quality and performance, SKB music is the cumulative expression and innovative vision of this richly talented quartet. Exploring the full gamut of emotions through heartfelt improvisation and intelligent compositions, SKB shows are magnificent sonic tapestries that embody the eternal creative spirit and unending search for the true nature of music and the soul-deep power that it holds for us all.

Adding his own visionary approach to music, Arne Livingston joins SKB on electric bass. As a member of the renowned Seattle-based trio Living Daylights, Arne has dazzled audiences throughout the world with his "anything and everything goes" approach to his instrument. Given their shared experimental temperaments, the addition of Arne’s imagination and talents to those of Steve Kimock, Rodney Holmes, and Mitch Stein seems an ideal fit with incredible potential for wildly exciting musical adventures. Indeed there is a very strong sense that 2003 will be a banner year for the Steve Kimock Band. The boys have been ensconced for several days of band camp at Kimock's new home studio dubbed "The Big Red Barn" and the excitement continues to mount as the band prepares to embark on their most ambitious tour to date.

The "Ride the K-Waves Tour" will bring SKB to many familiar places and a lot of new places too. Anchored with multiple night runs in New York City, Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area, Denver, and Fayetteville, Arkansas along with stops in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, deep South, Mountain, and Northwest regions SKB will be riding the K-Waves from coast-to-coast as winter turns to spring. With deep forays into markets such as Florida and the Carolinas, SKB is boldly going where Kimock has only seldom gone before. Along the way, SKB has some unique gigs planned including two rare acoustic shows, one in Chicago at the Black Orchid Supper Club, and one at Chester's Place in Fayetteville. Expect the unexpected as Kimock and company set out to explore uncharted territories during these very special shows. In addition, the Steve Kimock Band is proud to be sharing co-headliner dates with the boogaloo power trio of Soulive. For these dates, one in Worcester and two in San Francisco, each band will play one long set for a wonderful evening of soul grooves anexpld psychedelic oration.

Tickets for SKB shows can be purchased online at SCI Ticketing, or by mail-order from GDTS-TOO. For those traveling for shows, SKB and RockSuitcase have put together some music adventure travel deals for this tour. Visit the SKB Travel webpage and learn more about these attractive group arrangements. So whether you are a spring breaker hoping to see your first Kimock show, a seasoned toaster-head looking to do some strategic touring, or anyone else in between, don’t miss out on this galaxy of choices to Ride the K-Waves and find out what all the excitement is about!

Steve Kimock Band - Ride the K-Waves Tour:

Fri Feb 14 Bearsville Theatre Woodstock, NY
Sat Feb 15 Palladium Worcester, MA with SOULIVE
Sun Feb 16 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
Thur Feb 20 Darress Theatre Boonton, NJ
Fri Feb 21 Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
Sat Feb 22 State Theatre Falls Church, VA
Sun Feb 23 Northern Lights Albany, NY
Fri Feb 28 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Sat Mar 1 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Tue Mar 4 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
Wed Mar 5 Visulite Theatre Charlotte, NC
Thur Mar 6 Orange Peel Asheville, NC
Fri Mar 7 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
Sat Mar 8 Side Bar Gainesville, FL
Tue Mar 11 Skipper's Tampa, FL
Thur Mar 13 Freebird Cafe Jacksonville, FL
Fri Mar 14 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sat Mar 15 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Wed Mar 19 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
Fri Mar 21 Chester's Place Fayetteville, AR
Sat Mar 22 Chester's Place Fayetteville, AR
Sun Mar 23 Chester's Place Fayetteville, AR *acoustic*
Mon Mar 24 Liberty Hall Lawrence, KS
Wed Mar 26 Southgate House Newport, KY
Fri Mar 28 Luther's Blues Madison, WI
Sat Mar 29 Black Orchid Supper Club Chicago, IL
Sun Mar 30 Black Orchid Supper Club Chicago, IL *acoustic*

Thu Apr 10 Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
Fri Apr 11 Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco, CA with SOULIVE
Sat Apr 12 Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco, CA with SOULIVE
Sun Apr 13 Mystic Theatre Petaluma, CA
Fri Apr 18 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
Wed Apr 23 Zephyr Club Salt Lake City, UT
Fri Apr 25 Cervantes' Ballroom Denver, CO
Sat Apr 26 Cervantes' Ballroom Denver, CO
Sun Apr 27 Cervantes' Ballroom Denver, CO

Visit for up-to-the-minute information including additional tour dates yet to be confirmed, tour & travel information, ticket availability, and other Kimock news.

[Published on: 2/10/03]

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