Steve Kimock & J.M. Kimock Release Gorgeous Collaborative Track, “Invocations 1” [Listen]

first_imgSteve 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:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>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, LAlast_img read more

State Lawmakers Examine COVID-19 Impact On Jails, Prisons

first_imgRainerzufall1234 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0 / CC BY 2.0 MGN Image / Babak Farrokhi ALBANY – State lawmakers say there have been fairly low COVID-19 infection rates in people incarcerated in jails and prisons in New York.During a hearing Tuesday, officials disclosed there are about 37,000 inmates currently incarcerated and of those, 773 tested positive, 11,201 tested negative.In addition, officials said 1,329 staff members were positive and that 98 percent of those people have recovered and returned to work, according to Anthony Annucci, the acting commissioner of the State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.Several measures were taken to help safekeep incarcerated people and staff members, including “…Removing non-essential staff from the workplace, the difficult decision of suspending visitation and programs, deploying masks to staff, and the incarcerated population to making hand sanitizers available,” Annucci said. There have also been “early release opportunities” for certain people serving time. He said the Department has expanded testing, offering more than 13,000 COVID diagnostic tests to those incarcerated.There have been 17 COVID-related fatalities of incarcerated individuals: five staff deaths and four parolee deaths. It’s a much different side-by-side comparison with facilities like nursing homes, officials said.Due to low infection rates, DOCCS has also “gradually” reintroduced non-essential staff and resumed some vocational and academic programs. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more