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Steve Kimock (born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) is an American rock musician and guitarist. Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania Counties Lehigh and Northampton Founded 1741 Mayor John B. Callahan Area    - City 50. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. ...


Kimock's music is widely known for being influenced heavily by the psychedelic rock styles of the Grateful Dead. He is one of several musical artists whose fan base includes former Deadheads and whose popularity has surged as these fans have sought out new live musical outlets following the 1995 death of Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia. Psychedelic rock is a musical style inspired by or attempting to replicate the mind-altering experience of drugs such as cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, salvia divinorum, and especially LSD. There are also other forms of psychedelic music that started from the same roots and diverged from the prevalent rock style into... The Grateful Dead was an American psychedelia-influenced rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco. ... A black-and-white photo of the above symbol was featured inside the album jacket of the self-titled Grateful Dead album along with the address below. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jerome John Jerry Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was famous as the lead guitarist and vocalist of the psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead, though his extensive career involved many other projects. ...

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Early years

Resisting the usual trappings of a "normal" life at an early age, Kimock focused on music, typically practicing for eight hours daily. This routine began as early as high school in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, where his principal permitted him to practice guitar in the breezeway, on the condition that he at least show up for school. Music is an art, entertainment, or other human activity that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. ... High school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... The Bethlehem Steel Corporation in the Lehigh Valley, once one of the worlds largest manufacturers of steel, closed in 2003. ...


His diverse musical influences have been wide-ranging, including Roy Buchanan, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ali Akbar Khan, David Lindley, Bob Weir, Jerry Garcia and others. But Kimock is best known for creating music that is generally considered to be the nearest contemporary sound to that of the Grateful Dead, and his music is held in high esteem by diehard fans of the former band and by members of the Grateful Dead themselves. Roy Buchanan (September 23, 1939 - August 14, 1988) was an American guitar virtuoso and blues musician, and was considered a soulful master of the electric guitar. ... John Coltrane John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967), often known as Trane, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. ... Miles Davis, 1952 Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the 20th century. ... Ali Akbar Khan (born April 14, 1922) is one of todays most accomplished Indian classical musicians and known for his mastery of the sarod, a beautiful, 25-stringed Indian instrument. ... David Lindley David Lindley (born 1944 in San Marino, California) is an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist (his instruments include a variety of stringed instruments such as banjo, lap steel guitar, violin, oud, cittern, bouzouki, saz, and cümbüş). During 1966 to 1970 he was part of the eclectic psychedelic... Robert Hall Weir (October 16, 1947–) is an American guitar player, most recognized as a founding member of the Grateful Dead. ...


In San Francisco

In the mid 1970s, Kimock moved from Pennsylvania to the San Francisco Bay Area to play guitar with the folk-rock group The Goodman Brothers. In 1979, after a stint with Martin Fierro in the salsa band the Underdogs, Kimock joined the Heart of Gold Band featuring Keith & Donna Godchaux and drummer Greg Anton. In 1984, along with Anton, Kimock co-founded the psychedelic rock ensemble Zero. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... USGS Satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Martin Fierro is a tenor saxophonist who plays in the jazz, freeform rock, and avant-garde traditions. ... Keith Godchaux (July 19, 1948 - 23 July 1980) (piano) and Donna Jean Thatcher Godchaux Mackay (born August 22, 1947) (singer) are best known for having been members of the Grateful Dead. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


It was through 16 years of touring and six co-produced albums with Zero that Kimock first gained a national audience that thrived on his blistering improvisations and inspired compositions. In January 1998, Kimock along with Zero band mate Bobby Vega, joined with Frank Zappa alumnus Ray White and drummer Alan Hertz to form the band KVHW. This band toured nationally until their December 1999 breakup. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, guitarist, singer, film director, and satirist. ... KVHW was an American rock band that was active and toured nationally from January 1998 through December 1999. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


In February 2000, Kimock formed the Steve Kimock Band. In December 2000, Grammy-award winning drummer Rodney Holmes joined the band. This article is about the year 2000. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


With the Grateful Dead

During his tenure in the Bay Area, Kimock frequently crossed paths with members of the Grateful Dead. Jerry Garcia once touted Kimock as his "favorite unknown guitar player," and Kimock has toured and recorded with many Grateful Dead-influenced bands, including The Heart of Gold Band (1979-80), Bob Weir’s Kingfish (1986), Merl Saunders and the Rainforest Band (1990-91), Vince Welnick’s Missing Man Formation (1996-97), Phil Lesh and Friends (1998-99), and The Other Ones (1998-2000). Robert Hall Weir (October 16, 1947–) is an American guitar player, most recognized as a founding member of the Grateful Dead. ... Phillip Chapman Lesh (born March 15, 1940 in Berkeley, California) is a musician and a founding member of the band Grateful Dead; he played bass guitar in that group throughout their entire 30-year career. ...


In addition to those affiliations, Kimock also toured and recorded with (among others) Jerry Joseph’s Little Women (1988), The Psychedelic Guitar Circus (1993), Steve Kimock & Friends (early 90s), and Everybody Slides (1996). Kimock has also been featured on the two most recent recordings by Bruce Hornsby ("Big Swing Face" and "Here Comes the Noisemakers"), and toured as featured guitarist with Bruce Hornsby and his band in the fall of 2002. Bruce Randall Hornsby (born November 23, 1954 in Williamsburg, Virginia) is an American singer, virtuoso pianist, accordion player, and songwriter, best known for his 1980s signature song The Way It Is and the top five hits Mandolin Rain and The Valley Road. Later in his career he moved in a... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


Though SKB is now Kimock’s primary musical focus, he continues to play other outlets such as acoustic performances that have allowed him to play some of his favorite and diverse instruments publicly, including custom guitars, vintage lap steels and arch tops, Hawaiian guitars and even an octave mandolin. These special performances also have offered Kimock the opportunity to connect with his folk roots and with old musical friends.


Returning to Pennsylvania

Recently, Kimock returned to his home state of Pennsylvania to be closer to his family and his SKB band members. With a home studio at his disposal, Kimock (and the band) recently released the band's maiden studio release, titled Eudemonic. Eudemonic is dedicated to the memory of Kimock's long-time friend, Doug Greene, who died in 2004.


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Steve Kimock - Biography - AOL Music (494 words)
Steve Kimock is perhaps the quintessential Bay Area guitarist, playing in a variety of jazz-rock ensembles from the instrumental Zero to the post-Grateful Dead configurations of the Other Ones and Phil Lesh & Friends.
Kimock's long association with the Grateful Dead family began in 1979, when he joined Keith and Donna Jean Godchaux's short-lived Heart of Gold Band (which disbanded soon after Keith Godchaux died in an automobile accident).
Around this time, Kimock began to gig regularly with post-Dead configurations, such as the Other Ones (featuring most of the surviving members of the band) in the summers of 1998 and 2000, as well as some of bassist Phil Lesh's projects, through 1999.
Steve Kimock at AllExperts (631 words)
Steve Kimock (born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) is an American rock musician and guitarist.
But Kimock is best known for creating music that is generally considered to be the nearest contemporary sound to that of the Grateful Dead, and his music is held in high esteem by diehard fans of the former band and by members of the Grateful Dead themselves.
Kimock has also been featured on the two most recent recordings by Bruce Hornsby ("Big Swing Face" and "Here Comes the Noisemakers"), and toured as featured guitarist with Bruce Hornsby and his band in the fall of 2002.
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