Zero announces Fillmore Show, new album

In early 1980, Steve kimock joins former Grateful Dead members Keith and Donna Jean Godchaux’s Heart of Gold Band, which already had Greg Anton as a drummer. Keith was in a car accident and the Heart of Gold Band is gone, but the connection Greg and Steve shared has endured. The duo immediately recorded an album of new music that would be released decades later, and then formed a band. After going through many, many names, Greg asked Steve how much was left on the list to consider: “Zero” was the answer, and Zero has become the ultimate psychedelic jazz / rock group, a pioneer in the jam scene.

They spent years speechless, creating uniquely instrumental gems like Nothing goes here (1987) and Nothing is right here (1990), albums so good that Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab reissued them, then Go hear nothing‘(1991). Along the way, they performed with some of the Bay Area’s greatest talents: John Cipollina, John Kahn, Banana, Martin Fierro, Hadi Al Saadoon, Bobby Vega, Nicky Hopkins, John Farey, Vince Welnick, Merl Saunders, Tony Saunders, Liam Hanrahan, Chip Roland and Steve Wolf.

An informal chat with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter in the early ’90s sent the band in a new direction, and they added vocalist Judge Murphy. In 1992, when Zero got together for three nights at the Great American Music Hall to perform their new songs with lyrics from Hunter, they had Grateful Dead Sound Director Dan Healy on board to record them, and the result was the brilliant and beloved Chance in a million.

As the bands will, Zero came and went, and kept coming back, to the extent of 1,300 shows and eight albums. After their incendiary staging at the Oregon Country Fair’s 30th anniversary in 1999, the fair’s director said, “Want to be part of the 50th anniversary bill?” “Sure”, and they shook hands… 20 years later, in July 2019, Zero returned to the Country Fair stage.

“People,” said Anton, “used the word magic to describe it. We worked, like Zero. One thing Steve and I have is a shared work ethic. We have played many hours before. every concert, because the songs had to be honored. ”

Magic is hard to catch but impossible to forget, so Zero flies again.

In February 2022, they will celebrate a record release of more material from those Luck in a million shows in San Francisco, this time at the Fillmore. Nothing beats zero.

2/3 game The Fillmore, SF

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