• kimock in raleigh may 1

    • Posted: 4/25/2011 05:39PM

      Apologies for the quick hit and run post, but I'm just trying to make sure as many folks as possible are aware of our benefit show. Hope you can make it out and please do spread the word.

      Rmeove spaces from the links

      http:// southlandballroom.com/2011/04/10/benefit-show-for-scott-sawyer-with-steve-kimock-sun-may-1st/

      http:// kimock.com

      http:// triplefret.com

      Benefit show for Scott Sawyer

      w/ Steve Kimock (Bruce Hornsby, The Other Ones, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, the Rhythm Devils)

      Triple Fret, W/ special Guests David McCracken (Donna the Buffalo) and Ghezzi.

      Doors open at 4:00pm

      Performance starts at 5:00pm

      GET Tickets $20 Adv/$20 at Dos at the door

      ALL Ages Show

      ($3 extra for under age 21)

      Legendary Bay Area guitarist Steve Kimock joins local favorites Triple Fret and other guests for a night of afropop, latin, blues, and rock improvisation. Dubbed “The Guitar Monk” by Guitar Player Magazine, Steve Kimock has been thrilling music lovers for over four decades with masterful technical prowess combined with a comprehensive and imaginative harmonic vocabulary. In addition to his own projects, he also has performed with Bruce Hornsby, Jerry Garcia, and all members of the Grateful Dead, as well as Peter Frampton, Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers, Buddy Miles, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Joe Satriani, George Porter Jr., Steve Winwood, Derek Trucks, Ivan Neville, Grace Slick, Papa John Creach, Norton Buffalo, Amos Garrett, Warren Haynes, and many more.

      Who is Scott Sawyer and why are we doing a benefit for him?

      Scott is a wonderful guitarist and music educator from North Carolina who has been sharing his talents with us for many years now. For the past 10 or so years, he’s endured a rare and very painful condition in his hand that was continuing to worsen, ultimately making it difficult if not impossible to continue playing and making a living. He underwent what we hope to be successful surgery a few months ago, but the final bills and lost work during recovery have really mounted.

      Kimock was kind enough to volunteer to come down and pitch in to raise some money for his expenses. Very much like Kimock, Scott’s resume includes a who’s who of established names in the rock and also in the jazz world. He has been a frequent member of Nnenna Freelon’s band over the years and recently recorded an album with Kofi and Otiel Burbridge with his band Go There