John Kadlecik Band
In celebration of beloved Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, John Kadlecik Band will perform a three-night run, starting on Thursday, August 2nd, in Columbia, Maryland at. the brand new venue, The Soundry, 10221 Wincopin Circle, then going to The Hamilton Live in Washington DC on Friday, August 3rd, 600 14th Street NW, and finishing at the 13th annual Bear’s Picnic in Blain, PA on Saturday, August 4th.
John Kadlecik is well-known for his love for playing music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia, his shows offer an extensive repertoire of songs. John has been writing music and playing in bands for over three decades and has gained an appreciation for music of all kinds. His set lists are new for each show and always include a wide variety of originals and covers. From George Harrison to The Who, from Bob Dylan to Van Morrison, John’s arrangements are both interesting and inventive. And while he enjoys paying tribute to many renowned artists, his song choices are unique and often obscure.
The John Kadlecik Band currently features an amazing line up of longstanding musicians with a variety of musical backgrounds. On drums will be the incredible Jay Lane. He and Kadlecik, first played together in Furthur in 2009. Lane had been drumming in RatDog prior to the dawn of Furthur, and with Primus before that. As of late, Golden Gate Wingmen and Oteil and Friends have been ongoing projects for Kadlecik and Lane, as their musical brotherhood continues to deepen.
Benjie Porecki will be delighting audiences with his soulful and playful approach to keys. Porecki has been playing for many year with numerous greats, such as Chaka Khan, Marshall Keys, Chuck Brown and Pieces of a Dream. in the DC area and beyond. More recently he has been featured in Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel and plays frequently with his jazz organ trio, Firm Roots.
Most recent addition to JKB is Chicago-based bassist, “Wavy” Dave Burlingame. Well-known for his singing, songwriting and banjo playing with the jam-grass band Cornmeal, Wavy has been a mainstay in the Chicago music community for more than 20 years.. He still currently plays with Cornmeal and also plays in various side projects like his Traffic tribute 40,000 Headmen and acoustic bluegrass group The Dimestore String Band.
Tickets for these shows and others are currently on sale and links can be accessed at www.johnkmusic.net.