From left to right: Tim Hager, guitar/ vocals, Jon Kidd, drums/ vocals, Charles Green, bass.
Photo Credit: Brent DeShazer

From left to right: Tim Hager, guitar/ vocals, Jon Kidd, drums/ vocals, Charles Green, bass. Photo Credit: Brent DeShazer

I was stunned at the talent, skill, and sound of the musicians that comprise California based Soul Galaxy. A thrilling, unique band to experience and to photograph.”

— Ray Santos, Published Photographer for Bill Graham and The National Park Service

Soul Galaxy is a laid back, smooth, easy listening group. I’ve enjoyed campfires and my birthday listening to them and even have used some of their music in my YouTube videos. Yosemitebear62”

— Paul L. Vasquez - The Original YouTube Celebrity "The Double Rainbow Guy"

Once I heard The Soul Galaxy and how well this band played together I was hooked. Mariposa people rate my restaurant 5 stars and when Soul Galaxy Performs, they add 5 star Music! Locals love it!”

— William Decker, Owner of The Original Bon Ton Cafe, Mariposa / Bear Valley, Ca.

Long Bio

The Soul Galaxy hails from the little community of Mariposa, Ca, just a few miles from the Hwy 140 doorstep of Yosemite National Park.  The band features co-founders master guitarist Tim Hager and drummer Jon Kidd.  As the musical alchemy core of the band, the duo, write, perform, sing, produce and record nearly all of The Soul Galaxy material.  Joining Tim and Jon on stage are a collection of ace musicians who create a musical soundscape tailored for practically any event or setting. One of the mainstay musicians is bassist Charles Green

As the group's name suggests, there are no musical boundaries to encumber The Soul Galaxy.  The group are true music lovers and enjoy performing deep cuts of Rock, RnB and Soul standards of the 50, 60 and '70s, but it's their original material that garnering attention from veterans in the music industry. Their sound is totally original, yet familiar to the listener. The songs are hook-laden, peppered with exquisite improvisation that invites the listener to join along for a musical journey that never feels the same, especially live.

The band's musical craft is helmed by guitarist and vocalist Tim Hager, widely considered one of the finest guitarists in Northern California.  Tim is "The Master of the Stratocaster". A former protege' of blues guitar legend T-Bone Walker, Tim has performed on stages all over the west, whose bands have opened for Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen, David Lee Roth, and many others. There are few guitarists who can do the things Tim does on his guitar with the same hand balance, tone, technique and gunslinger mentality. Former L.A. session drummer Jon Kidd provides the thrust for the band, chasing Tim's musical guitar whims akin to Mitch Mitchell's rhythmical spars with Jimi Hendrix.  Jon is a veteran of the L.A. music scene and has a unique singing voice with a high range that cuts through every time.  He was a member of the band Everything which was managed by Russel Pope of Supertramp fame.  That band consisted of members that went on to be a part of musical groups such as Blk Sonshine, March Fourth Marching Band, The Real Numbers, Macy Gray, Niki J. Crawford, and Crush 333.  

Everywhere The Soul Galaxy performs, in whatever configuration, they get asked back.  Many times the band is asked what was that song they "just covered" only to find it was a Soul Galaxy original song.  People have danced and rocked out to their heavier songs while others have meditated or performed yoga to their mellowest of acoustic gems.  Some have very visceral responses to hearing a song... from pure joy to tears of sadness.  Simply put, this group knows how to put on a show.

 

Tim Hager, "The Master of the Stratocaster"

Photo Credit: Brent DeShazer

Tim Hager, "The Master of the Stratocaster"

Photo Credit: Brent DeShazer

Jon Kidd, Drums/ Vocals

Photo Credit: Brent DeShazer

Jon Kidd, Drums/ Vocals

Photo Credit: Brent DeShazer

Bassist Charles Green

Photo Credit: Brent DeShazer

Bassist Charles Green

Photo Credit: Brent DeShazer

Short Bio

Hailing from the musical home base of Mariposa, CA is The Soul Galaxy. For nearly 5 years, the group has performed for every conceivable audience and every little town in the Yosemite/ Western Sierra Slope area.   The band features co-founders guitarist Tim Hager and drummer Jon Kidd along with bassist Charles Green. Tim is considered one of the finest guitarists in Northern California.  Aptly nicknamed  "The Master of the Stratocaster", Tim is a former protege' of blues guitar legend T-Bone Walker and can do things on the guitar few guitarists can.   Former L.A. session drummer and co-lead singer Jon Kidd provides the thrust for the band, chasing Tim's musical guitar whims akin to Mitch Mitchell's rhythmic sparring sessions with Jimi Hendrix. The sound created is familiar, yet original.  The Soul Galaxy enjoys performing deep cuts of Rock, RnB and Soul standards of the 50, 60 and '70s as well as it's own original material.  The group lives on exquisite improvisation that invites the listener to join along for a musical journey that's never the same.  The Soul Galaxy performs as an acoustic duo (guitar, percussion, vocals), a jazz unit, an easy listening dinner band, to a club band.  Their sound is large enough to fill larger venues.  Any stage, large or small; electrified, or around a campfire, The Soul Galaxy delivers.  

Photo Credit: Brent DeShazer

Photo Credit: Brent DeShazer

Photo Credit: Brent DeShazer

Photo Credit: Brent DeShazer

Project Name

Coming Spring, 2019

Photo Credit: Elaine McFarland
Graphic Design: Gabriel Sheets

Coming Spring, 2019

Photo Credit: Elaine McFarland Graphic Design: Gabriel Sheets

Cover Sample Songs

The Soul Galaxy members are deep lovers of music and love putting their twist on classic songs from Rock, RnB, Jazz, Blues, Raggae, Easy Listening.  Here is just a sample what to expect from the band

The Soul Galaxy members are deep lovers of music and love putting their twist on classic songs from Rock, RnB, Jazz, Blues, Raggae, Easy Listening. Here is just a sample what to expect from the band

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Nothin' but the blues... samples

As a protege' of T-Bone Walker, Tim Hager has made a name for himself as a much sought after blues guitarist.  Tim and Soul Galaxy are true students of Rhythm and Blues.  Festival ready and nothing but... The Blues!  Enjoy these sample cuts from live performances.

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From Original Paintings of Harley Minford
Graphic Design: Gabriel Sheets

From Original Paintings of Harley Minford Graphic Design: Gabriel Sheets

Galaxy Rising

The Soul Galaxy

Set for release in spring of 2019 is The Soul Galaxy's first studio offering, "Rising". All original material, "Rising" is a guitar driven "hello" to the world, establishing guitarist Tim Hager's mastery of the frets. Drummer Jon Kidd lays out forceful grooves to complement the sonic soundscape of Tim's guitar work. Through it all are songs filled with melody and hooks. Tim and Jon share vocal duties. Charles Green holds down the groove on bass. The songs rock, the songs are funky, some are dreamy, others are poppy. There are no rules, because it's The Soul Galaxy.

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CAMPFIRE MUSIC

The Soul Galaxy

Acoustic Music unlike any other. Tim Hager's astounding acoustic guitar and Jon Kidd's understated percussion blend together on a simple iPad series of recordings performed live at The Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort campfire pit. Many are off the cuff improvisations that became Soul Galaxy mainstays. Fireflies was once simply called Campfire Meditation is one example. Campfire music is perfect for meditation, relaxation, or task activities.

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Photo Credit: Ray Santos
Graphic Design: Gabriel Sheets

Photo Credit: Ray Santos Graphic Design: Gabriel Sheets

Live "100% Original"

The Soul Galaxy

100% Live. Jon wanted to get a live recording of the song Fireflies, which he did. What he didn't expect was Tim Hager's nearly flawless work throughout the night. So Jon mixed the recording, fixed a few things and made a live album. What is not "fixed-in-the-mix" is Tim Hager's amazing guitar work.

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Press Photos

From left to right bassist Charles Green, drummer and vocalist Jon Kidd and guitarist and vocalist Tim Hager

Photo Credit: Elaine McFarland

From left to right bassist Charles Green, drummer and vocalist Jon Kidd and guitarist and vocalist Tim Hager

Photo Credit: Elaine McFarland

Photo Credit: Ray Santos

Photo Credit: Ray Santos

Photo Credit: William Decker

Photo Credit: William Decker

Sample Video

Inquiries

All Booking Inquiries:

Jon Kidd

soulgalaxymusic@gmail.com

(209) 347-7227