Kirk has a very special connection to the UK. 2014 the British audience welcomed Kirk for his debut tour under his own name. He recieved so much love from the people. He recieved so much suppport from the audiences at his concerts. It seemed they really connected with his way of playing and singing . Kirk has come back to open arms every year since then.
In March 2019 Kirk played sold out shows at the Bristol Blues Festival and London’s The Borderline club. But this small holiday trip in April 2019 changed his life in another way.
Kirk wanted to visit his friend Joe Bonamassa at his annual gig at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London. With Kirk living so close in Switzerland, it was a must see for Kirk to come visit Joe and see him perform at the same venue The Beatles played, where Cream played their fairwell concert in ’68, where Eric Clapton played more then 200 show’s. Where hero’s like Jimi Hendrix and B.B. King and so many more performed.
Just to step foot in this historical building was a dream come true. “These walls are music history.”, Kirk says.
“After I met up with Joe he invited me on stage to play a song with him. Which was a dream of a lifetime for me. The stage where so many of my heros played on.” Joe was so kind to share his stage with me. To share in the passion of the Blues and music in general with the audience.
Kirk said: “I don’t know which is more amazing, actually playing on the same stage Jimi Hendrix played or the great kindness of my friend for allowing me the chance of a lifetime. I’d say both are pretty special to me.”
It is one of many times Joe Bonamassa generosity set a milestone in in Kirk’s musical life. “Thanks to Joe, I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to play at two of the most iconic venues in the world.” In 2014 Kirk was invited to join Joe’s tribute to the Blues legends Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters at the magical Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver Colorado. Kirk was also a part of Joe’s 2015 Three King’s tour.