Steve Kimock has released a new studio track with his son, John Morgan Kimock. The multi-generational collaboration, which takes on a nostalgic, airy, and bright feel, is titled “Invocations 1”. The song features banjoist Patrick Biondo (Cabinet), guitarist Justin Mazer (Starbird, Ryan Montbleau), and bassist Josh Weinstein (Kat Wright).
Sparked from William Allaudin Mathieu’s Streaming Wisdom, a solo piano piece recorded in 1981, John Morgan Kimock explaind:
My dad would play it [“Streaming Wisdom”] in the mornings on one of my trips out West, when we were waking up from foggy studio nights banging our heads against the wall. It took us in the direction that inspired some of the material from Satellite City. We wanted to collaborate with Allaudin [W.A. Mathieu] somehow, so we asked permission to sample some bits in hopes of one day working on something in person. He happened to live right down the street so it wasn’t hard to ask.
This father/son duo have been playing music together and on the road for decades, but this single marks another level of collaboration following their Satellite City release. “It’s a patchwork quilt of a tune spanning a couple generations of musicians, which is really special for me to have been a part of,” said John.
“Invocations I” pays homage to the past while looking towards a future filled with hope. “What a great way to start the year, here’s that new music I’ve been waiting for,” Steve Kimock added.
The track finds “Streaming Wisdom” repurposed, with additional layers added in by Kimock and company, weaving a complex musical tapestry that’s captivating and dynamic. The new tune, “Invocations 1”, was produced, mixed, and mastered by John Morgan Kimock, with additional recording and production from Jason Reed.
You can listen to the track on iTunes and Amazon, or stream it below on Spotify:
TOUR DATES (appearances by both Steve Kimock & John Kimock)
*Feb 12-14: Steve Kimock & Friends Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CA
*Mar 30: Steve Kimock & Friends 10 Mile Ride – Frisco, CO
*Feb 21-23: Maximum Love Vibes featuring Steve Kimock, Jerry Joseph, Dave Schools, John Kimock, Sitzmark @ Alyeska Resort – Girdwood, AK
*May 4-5 Voodoo Dead Republic NOLA – New Orleans, LA