Steve Kimock Crazy Engine: A New Trip
Recently, audience members who arrived at the Phish after-party shows at The NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia, were surprised to find that although the marquee outside said “Passion Presents: Steve Kimock and Friends,” it was actually the debut of Kimock’s highly-touted new band, Steve Kimock Crazy Engine.
“Well,” the guitarist says with a laugh, “they are my friends.”
The band used the two late night dates to test out the fresh relationships, some new material and a new production team before their national tour kicks off in late March (find tour dates here). Joining Kimock in Crazy Engine is master of the organ Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band, JGB), bassist Janis Wallin (Family Groove Company), vocalists Cheryl Rucker and Shirley Starks, and Kimock’s son John Morgan Kimock on drums. The national tour will hit the West and East Coasts through most of April and end in New Orleans in early May. They are already on the bill for several summer festivals, including 10,000 Lakes, High Sierra, Wakarusa and All Good. (more…)