7 Walkers, Steve Kimock and Yarn Pay Tribute to Jerry
Photo by Vernon Webb
On Wednesday night 7 Walkers performed a show at New York City’s Beekman Beer Garden on the occasion of Jerry Garcia’s 70th birthday. Yarn opened the night and paid tribute to the late guitarist during their set, which included a version of “Friend of The Devil,” with Bernie Worrell joining in on keys. Worrell was on hand to perform in Steve Kimock’s quartet which also featured Andy Hess and John Morgan Kimock. The quartet later offered a nod to Garcia with a version of “Stella Blue” during their set. Then longtime Garcia friend and bandmate Bill Kreutzmann closed things out with his group 7 Walkers. The group opened with a jam that led into “Mr. Charlie,” and then a set of music that offered both 7 Walkers originals along with Garcia compositions such as “Sugaree” and “Wharf Rat.” Worrell joined in for a couple songs, appearing on the set closing “I Walk On Guilded Splinters” and “Bottle Up And Go.” Then 7 Walkers returned and brought the evening to a fitting close with a version of “He’s Gone.”
Kimock’s quartet will appear at Infinity Hall in Norfolk, CT this evening while 7 Walkers will be at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.