John Kadlecik Band with special guest Bumper Jacksons (full band) – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – November 29th, 2019

John Kadlecik Band with special guest Bumper Jacksons (full band)
Gypsy Sally's Presents

John Kadlecik Band with special guest Bumper Jacksons (full band)

Performers:
John Kadlecik
$25.00 - $30.00
Ages 21+
John Kadlecik Band ft. John Kadlecik, Jay Lane, Robin Sylvester, Benjie Porecki, and Mary Lankford

John Kadlecik is a singer, songwriter, and musician who can play most string instruments but is primarily known for being a guitar-slinging sideman to Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir in the band Furthur. Also an original co-founder of the group Dark Star Orchestra, John has been performing improvisationally-oriented shows regularly since the late 1980's and touring nationally for the last 20 years. His work also includes several studio releases of original music, and he is currently touring with his own group, The John Kadlecik Band.

The John Kadlecik Band features one of the most loved guitarists in the scene, with a mix of his musical friends playing both original music and fan favorites in a format that is a sheer pleasure for festival audiences. The John Kadlecik Band is currently on a national tour and is ready to visit markets new and old and dazzle new audiences with the band's take on well loved songs as well as his own original works.

While most of the bands he played with wrote their own music, in 1997 John co-founded the group Dark Star Orchestra, a band exclusively devoted to playing the well-documented actual setlists of the Grateful Dead. Originally started as a side-project house band for some of the best local deadhead musicians, "DSO" rapidly became a nationally touring band, attracting many guests to join them onstage, including John Fishman, Mike Gordon, Sam Bush, Jorma Kaukonen, John Popper, Sanjay Mishra, Tom Constanten, Vince Welnick, Bill Kreutzmann, and Bob Weir to name a few.

In 2009, John departed from Dark Star Orchestra to join Furthur, with original Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir. Since then that band has toured tirelessly, filling arenas and headlining festivals. More recently John has been the frequent lead guitar player for Phil Lesh and Friends, meshing into that ever changing line-up.

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Even within this extremely busy schedule, John also time for other musical projects, both live and in the studio. A bluegrass band, numerous short-lived original groups, and in 2003 John began playing sporadically with Melvin Seals. Out of those shows came a group with Melvin called The Mix, also featuring Greg Anton, Jeff Pevar, and Kevin Rosen. The Mix toured nationally and went on to sign a recording contract, releasing a full length CD in 2004 titled, American Spring, but eventually disbanded for lack time in everyone's schedule to tour.

John now lives near Washington, DC, and when not on the road with the John Kadlecik Band, appears as a solo acoustic performer and as a featured guest performer with other bands, including as a frequent and special guest of Everyone Orchestra and Melvin Seals and JGB.

JOHN KADLECIK

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John Kadlecik

John Kadlecik is a singer, songwriter, and musician who can play most string instruments but is primarily known for being a guitar-slinging sideman to Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir in the band Furthur. Also an original co-founder of the group Dark Star Orchestra, John has been performing improvisationally-oriented shows regularly since the late 1980's and touring nationally for the last 20 years. His work also includes several studio releases of original music, and he is currently touring with his own group, The John Kadlecik Band.

JAY LANE

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Jay Lane

Jay Lane won "Drummer of the Year" at the 2002 California Music Awards.

ROBIN SYLVESTER

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Robin Sylvester

Robin Sylvester, born 1950 in Hampstead, London, lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is best known for his work with Bob Weir & RatDog. Although primarily a bass player, he plays several instruments, including guitar and keyboards, and has also done arranging and engineering Tangerine Studios.

MARY LANKFORD

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Mary Lankford

WITH SPECIAL GUEST RON HOLLOWAY

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With Special Guest Ron Holloway

Ron Holloway is an American tenor saxophonist known for his ability to adapt to virtually any musical environment. He is one of the busiest tenor saxophonist's on today's music scene in any genre! Ron is currently a member of The Warren Haynes Band. He has been a member of Susan Tedeschi's Band, The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, Gil Scott-Heron's Band and Root Boy Slim & the Sex Change Band. He is currently a member of The Warren Haynes Band.

A BENEFIT FOR DC CENTRAL KITCHEN. $10 FROM EACH TICKET WILL BE DONATED TO DC CENTRAL KITCHEN

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A benefit for DC Central Kitchen. $10 from each ticket will be donated to DC Central Kitchen

Since our founding in 1989, DC Central Kitchen has prepared 27 million meals for our low-income and at-risk neighbors. That’s a lot of meals – but don’t mistake us for a soup kitchen.

DC Central Kitchen was founded by young nightclub manager named Robert Egger. Frustrated by his experience volunteering with a well-intentioned, but inefficient and ineffective program that fed homeless DC residents, Robert saw a way to rearrange DC’s existing resources in ways that would ultimately liberate hungry and homeless individuals from poverty.

He began operations in January 1989 by picking up the leftover food from George H.W. Bush’s inauguration with a refrigerated van and delivering it to area shelters. A few months later, DCCK secured its own kitchen space and launched a Culinary Job Training program for residents of those shelters. DCCK has always focused on hand-ups, not hand-outs.

The organization continued to grow, breaking new ground in the realm of social enterprise and helping to start more than 60 like-minded community kitchens across the country through the 1990s. In 2001, Robert launched The Campus Kitchens Project, a highly efficient means of replicating DCCK’s core activities at college and high schools throughout the US.

In 2004, Michael F. Curtin, Jr. joined DCCK as its Chief Operating Officer. Curtin focused on enhancing the day-to-day programmatic work of DC Central Kitchen while Robert led national conversations about rethinking the fight against hunger and the role of nonprofits in the US economy. In 2007, Michael became CEO and in 2008, he led the organization’s move into the healthy school food space, a step that allowed DCCK to double in size and impact. In 2012, Robert moved to Los Angeles to start another innovative, but unaffiliated, nonprofit and social enterprise called LA Kitchen.

Two books about DC Central Kitchen are in print and available through online booksellers:

Begging for Change: The Dollars and Sense of Making Nonprofits Responsive, Efficient, and Rewarding for All, by Robert Egger (2004). “In Begging for Change, Robert Egger looks back on his experience and exposes the startling lack of logic, waste, and ineffectiveness he has encountered during his years in the nonprofit sector, and calls for reform of this $800 billion industry from the inside out.”

The Food Fighters: DC Central Kitchen’s First Twenty-Five Years on the Front Lines of Hunger and Poverty, by Alexander Justice Moore (2014). “The Food Fighters shows how Robert Egger’s innovative approach to combating hunger and creating opportunity has changed lives and why the organization is more relevant today than ever before. It captures the personal and organizational struggles of DC Central Kitchen, offering new insights about what doing good really means and what we expect of those who do it.”

Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007