Van Beek and his crack outfit of Tulsa-Sound practitioners echo Cale, Clapton, Leon Russell and the down-home blues grooves of sawdust barrooms across the heartland.
Ride along as Girl brushes elbows with David Crosby, Joan Baez, Michael Bloomfield, members of the Grateful Dead and marries musician David Freiberg of the Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.
Originating in New England in 1971, Max Creek holds old-school jamband cred as being one of the original purveyors of the genre.
The audience danced, sang and grooved to the consistently inspired sound of the tight four-piece, which included Jay Lane on drums and Wavy Dave Burlingame on bass. It was a magical evening that demonstrated the power of live music performed by a talented band in a relaxed setting.
Steve Kimock’s new CD Satellite City features him in a mix of styles, from his trademark explorational improvisation to song-based fare featuring Leslie Mendelson. TipJar was lucky enough to chat with Steve about his new release and to get into some fun side tangents about his early years in San Francisco.
Hoddinott’s country, rock and jazz-inflected playing carried the original Kingfish sound, be it twanging away on a country cover by Marty Robbins, ’70s soul-noodling on a Bob Weir composition like “Lazy Lightnin’/Supplication,” or artfully propelling Kingfish originals such as “Asia Minor” and “Hypnotize.”