The Steve Kimock Band with Pyeng Threadgill, David Jacobs-Strain, DJ Dragonfly and DJ Jonah Sharp.

The Great American Music Hall: December 28-31, 2005

The Steve Kimock Band hosts four intimate nights of pure music and merriment at the historic Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, culminating with the NYE New Now Ball. What promises to be a rollicking musical run to remember, features the super group line-up of Kimock, Rodney Holmes, Robert Walter and Reed Mathis with very special guests.

Up and coming performer Pyeng Threadgill will bring her sultry progressive musical stylings to the stage on Dec 30th and Dec 31st. Threadgill's musical roots run deep, daughter of jazz composer Henry Threadgill and choreographer Christina Jones, Pyeng's sound defies categorization. Her voice is perhaps best described as "a cross between Jill Scott and Cassandra Wilson by way of Nina Simone" (San Diego Union Tribune). Threadgill received widespread critical acclaim for her 2004 debut album, Sweet Home: The Songs of Robert Johnson. "Countless artists have recorded Johnson's songs", said the San Francisco Chronicle in 2004, "...but none has rendered them quite like Threadgill." This woman is remarkable! "You might not be aware of New York City jazz singer and performance artist Pyeng Threadgill... You should be." (Blues & Beyond)

The first two nights will feature DJ Dragonfly, bringing his tribal connectivity to the dance floor, and ambient techno innovator DJ Jonah Sharp (aka Spacetime Continuum) spins his massive grooves on the 30th and 31st.

Also, performing all four nights will be one of the brightest new blues talents David Jacobs-Strain. "There has been a slew of young guitarists in recent years littering the blues-rock landscape, but Jacobs-Strain is the real deal." (Dirty Linen)

The New Now Ball will surely be a memorable musical journey as well as feast for the senses with lightshows by Graphic Fantasees, art displays, ambiance by Harmony Productions, and other many exciting surprises.

Tickets for NYE are only $40 and $25 for the 3 nights prior. Click: here for tickets.

In conjunction with Cascade Travel, several accommodation packages are being offered at the stylish Maxwell Hotel in San Francisco. Click here for more information.

In addition, there will be an exclusive dinner with the band hosted by famed Chef Charlie Ayers (formerly of Google) on Thursday, Dec 29th. Limited spots are available so we recommend buying your tickets now. Tickets are available here.

[Published on: 11/10/05]

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