Latest Bobby Vega Articles
Listen to a memorable KVHW (Steve Kimock, Bobby Vega, Alan Hertz & Ray White) concert that took place on 9/9/99 at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon.
Check out a new Kimock studio track as well as full show pro-shot video and Susan Weiand’s photos from Friday’s Kimock & Friends’ tour opener at Sweetwater Music Hall.
Listen to an incredible Steve Kimock Band show from Wetlands on this date in 2000, which was Rodney Holmes’ first SKB show and Bobby Vega’s birthday.
Guitarist Steve Kimock led his KIMOCK troupe back on the road in celebration of a new album.
This week Release Day Picks highlights new albums out today by KIMOCK, Bootsy Collins, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Marcus King Band, Dopapod and SOJA.
Watch the official lyric video for “Friend Of The Sun,” one of nine tracks on the upcoming new KIMOCK album ‘Satellite City.’
About Bobby Vega
Accomplished bassist Bobby Vega began his professional career at age 16 with Sly and the Family Stone. With well over 100 albums to his credit, he continues to explore new ground. Co-founding KVHW in the late 90’s, his musical craft continues to develop into a complex and heady blend of rhythm & blues, rock funk and improvisational jazz. He is instrumental in laying down thick grooves as well as being a driving creative force in all of his musical endeavors.
Born in San Francisco, Vega has significantly contributed to the city’s rich musical heritage. Originally acclaimed for his funky style, Vega’s reputation as a creative force has taken him into many other musical arenas. A connoisseur of the instrument, he has been called “the Jaco Pastorius of the 90’s”.
Vega performs worldwide and has recorded with such greats as Billy Preston, Paul Butterfield, Baba Olatunji, Joan Baez, Bob Weir, Kitaro and many, many others. While continuing to work on his own projects, Bobby has toured with artists including Tower of Power, Etta James, Mickey Hart, Jefferson Starship, Santana & Jerry Garcia.
An accomplished composer, he collaborated on various movie soundtracks, including the documentary film, “Vietnam, a Television History”, the Francis Ford Coppola Film, “One from the Heart”, and even composed music for the Sega video game, “Sonic, The Hedgehog III”. In 1997, Vega released a solo album titled, “Down the Road”, with special guest performances by The Turtle Island String Quartet, David Giribaldi, and Airto Moreira. Laying down a foundation with incredible feeling and groove, world class bassist Bobby Vega is as solid as a rock.
Tedeschi Trucks Band busted out a Cowboy cover during their acoustic set at the Warner Theatre in Washington D.C.
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead dusted off a Radiohead cover and welcomed Scott Metzger’s “future wife” violinist Katie Jacoby for a Bob Dylan tune at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.
Phish Riviera Maya 2020 continued in Mexico with night two featuring bust outs, impressive segues, rarities, memorable jams and more.
To celebrate Grateful Dead keyboardist Vince Welnick’s birthday, watch him lead the band on The Who’s “Baba O’Riley” and The Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows” from MSG in 1993.
In honor of Faces’ recent reunion, this week’s Full Show Friday features 44 glorious minutes of pro-shot video from the band’s 1973 show at Edmonton Sundown in London.