Steve Kimock Blasts Off on Satellite City Tour
Dec06

Steve Kimock Blasts Off on Satellite City Tour

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.

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The Disreputable Few – Ain’t Who I Was
Oct24

The Disreputable Few – Ain’t Who I Was

Over the years, Los Angeles musicians Mark Tremalgia, Randy Ray Mitchel, Paul Ill and Don Potruch have loaned their skills to artists including Bob Weir, Butch Trucks, Linda Perry and Billy Gibbons. Now they’ve come together as the Disreputable Few

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The Bucket List by The Sound Field
Oct02

The Bucket List by The Sound Field

With a carefully crafted batch of songs and superlative musicianship, this CD reflects the soulful creative mission of San Francisco Bay Area music critic and talented tunesmith Deborah Grabien.

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Country Joe McDonald 50 Years later
Aug05

Country Joe McDonald 50 Years later

On his latest release, 50, which marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, Joe holds forth on subjects including politics, sexism, war, veterans, the environment, loneliness and love.

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Snapshot: Jerry Garcia, Mission In the Rain 2.2.80 Kean College
Mar30

Snapshot: Jerry Garcia, Mission In the Rain 2.2.80 Kean College

JGB – really Jerry – was all about spontaneity and absence of centralized control when he easily could have insisted on another way. Perhaps that is what made him so compelling. The risks he took and the depth of his sincerity were clear to anyone who listened carefully. This version of “Mission” exemplifies Jerry as a gifted songwriter, vocalist and improvisational guitarist.

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R.I.P. Robbie Hoddinott: Kingfish Lead Guitarist Passes on Eve of 63rd Birthday
Mar07

R.I.P. Robbie Hoddinott: Kingfish Lead Guitarist Passes on Eve of 63rd Birthday

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 driving Kingfish originals such as “Asia Minor” and “Hypnotize.”

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