Bobby Vega's 60th Birthday Rash feat Steve Kimock, Prairie Prince, Pete Sears, Greg Anton & many more

Bobby is inviting fiends from his 45 year history of making people happy with his funky bass

Bobby Vega's 60th Birthday Rash feat Steve Kimock, Prairie Prince, Pete Sears, Greg Anton & many more

Wed, November 30, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

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This event is all ages

Bobby Vega
Bobby Vega
Join us for this very special Bobby Vega birthday celebration featuring:

Bobby Vega
Steve Kimock
Prairie Prince
Pete Sears
Chris Smith
Jeff Tamelier
Chris Rossbach
Miles Schon
James DePrato
Mz Dee
Greg Anton

Accomplished bassist Bobby Vega began his professional career at age 16 with Sly and the Family Stone. With well over 100 albums to his credit, he continues to explore new ground. Co-founding KVHW in the late 90’s, his musical craft continues to develop into a complex and heady blend of rhythm & blues, rock funk and improvisational jazz. He is instrumental in laying down thick grooves as well as being a driving creative force in all of his musical endeavors.

Born in San Francisco, Vega has significantly contributed to the city’s rich musical heritage. Originally acclaimed for his funky style, Vega’s reputation as a creative force has taken him into many other musical arenas. A connoisseur of the instrument, he has been called “the Jaco Pastorius of the 90’s”.

Vega performs worldwide and has recorded with such greats as Billy Preston, Paul Butterfield, Baba Olatunji, Joan Baez, Bob Weir, Kitaro and many, many others. While continuing to work on his own projects, Bobby has toured with artists including Tower of Power, Etta James, Mickey Hart, Jefferson Starship, Santana & Jerry Garcia.

An accomplished composer, he collaborated on various movie soundtracks, including the documentary film, “Vietnam, a Television History”, the Francis Ford Coppola Film, “One from the Heart”, and even composed music for the Sega video game, “Sonic, The Hedgehog III”. In 1997, Vega released a solo album titled, “Down the Road”, with special guest performances by The Turtle Island String Quartet, David Giribaldi, and Airto Moreira. Laying down a foundation with incredible feeling and groove, world class bassist Bobby Vega is as solid as a rock.
Steve Kimock
Steve Kimock
Steve Kimock has been inspiring music fans with his transcendent guitar speak, voiced through electric, acoustic, lap and pedal steel guitars for nearly four decades. His passion and devotion to performing live is matchless, and his unparalleled ability to embrace and capture his audiences is the stuff of legends. Kimock will be joined by a host of friends and surprise guests.
Miles Schon
The Miles Schon Band is a rock and soul band performing original and cover songs in the San Francisco Bay Area. This band is a powerful combination of original music and amazing guitar virtuosity from Miles Schon.

Miles comes from a family of talented jazz and rock musicians. He possesses extraordinary songwriting and guitar playing abilities, plays with incredible feeling and soul and is already a veteran in the music industry.
Greg Anton
Greg Anton
Greg Anton is a drummer, composer and co-founding member, with guitarist Steve Kimock, of the band Zero. Greg is also a writer, and practicing attorney. Greg has five children and lives with his wife Holly Anton in Sonoma County, California.

Greg has performed on numerous recordings and at thousands off concerts worldwide. He has played most extensively with his band Zero, which has released eight albums and performed over 1300 concerts. Greg began playing drums at age 11. At age 13, due to an accident, he suffered a traumatic amputation of his left hand. Using a prosthetic device, he continued playing drums and began performing professionally while in high school. He’s published more than 50 original songs, many of which were co-written with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. Greg has also composed music for film, TV and theater. Among others, Greg has performed or recorded with John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service), John Lee Hooker, Stanley Jordan, Otis Taylor, Nicky Hopkins (Rolling Stones) and members of the Grateful Dead. He currently tours with The Rock Collection, featuring Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (ALO), Stu Allen (JGB, Phil Lesh and Friends), and Robin Sylvester (Bob Weir’s Ratdog).

Greg’s first novel, “Face the Music”, was published on December 1, 2014 by Plus One Press.
Chris Smith
Chris Smith was born in Minneapolis, MN. Started on violin and later chose the upright bass. In high school he started playing electric bass in the church where he grew up. At 18, he attended the Dave Brubeck Institute at the University of the Pacific in California. He then moved to NYC and received his undergrad from New School University. Since 2008, Chris has made a living playing music in NYC with wedding bands, church, recording projects and prominently jazz gigs touring the world. Chris has been very fortunate to work with Dave Brubeck, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Kendrick Lamar, Quincy Jones, Justin Kauflin, Robert Glasper, and Bishop Nathaniel Townsley to name a few. He is currently getting his masters in music at Mason Gross in Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/