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Steve Kimock (born October 5, 1955 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) is an American rock musician and guitarist.Read More...
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.
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 Keith and Donna Godchaux's 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). He is currently a member of the Rhythm Devils, a group formed by Grateful Dead drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart.
Kimock formed the Steve Kimock Band in February of 2000. In 2004, Kimock returned to his home state of Pennsylvania to be closer to his family and SKB band members. With a home studio at his disposal, Kimock (and the band) 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.
In July of 2007, Kimock temporarily took over the lead guitar spot with Bob Weir & Ratdog while usual lead guitarist Mark Karan took time off to deal with medical issues.