All in all, How Long is an unassuming gem that reveals a sincere and talented musician and songwriter finding his sweet spot with a killer band.
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.”
Jerry on Jerry is a collection of previously unpublished interviews, artwork, hand-written notes and rare photos that help to illuminate the man behind the myth. The book begins with a short but sweet foreword by Garcia’s daughter Trixie, whose mother, Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia, is also featured in some of the discussions.