John Kadlecik Band
John Kadlecik – Guitar, vocals (Dark Star Orchestra, Furthur, Golden Gate Wingmen)
Jay Lane – Drums, vocals (RatDog, Primus, Furthur, Golden Gate Wingmen)
Benjie Porecki – Keyboards, vocals (Chuck Brown, Keller Williams)
Robin Sylvester – Bass, vocals (RatDog, Live Dead 69)
While 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 original 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 years with numerous great artists, such as Chaka Khan, Marshall Keys, Chuck Brown and Pieces of a Dream n 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.
New to JKB for this tour is San Francisco-based bassist, Robin Sylvester. Well-known for his work with Bob Weir and RatDog, Sylvester has played with many greats, including Billy Preston, Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry and more recently with David Nelson & Friends and Melvin Seals & JGB. Most recently, Robin has been touring with Live Dead ‘69. His creative and energetic musicianship, connection to the Grateful Dead family and long-term background with Jay Lane are sure to make this show an extravaganza not to be missed!
John Kadlecik Band