John Kadlecik Band NIGHT 1!!! – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – March 23rd, 2017

John Kadlecik Band NIGHT 1!!!

Gypsy Sally's Presents

John Kadlecik Band NIGHT 1!!!

Ft. Jay Lane, Joe Gallant, Benjie Porecki

Thu, March 23, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Advance $20/ Day of Show $25 + Fees

This event is 21 and over

Online sales stop at 5pm day of show then tickets are available at door unless posted as sold out.

John Kadlecik Band
John Kadlecik Band
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.

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.
Ft. Jay Lane, Joe Gallant, Benjie Porecki
Ft. Jay Lane, Joe Gallant, Benjie Porecki
Jay Lane (Drums)
An American drummer from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is currently a member of Primus, Bob Weir's RatDog, Scaring the Children with Weir and Rob Wasserman, the hip hop/jazz fusion group Alphabet Soup, and his most recent endeavor, Jay's Happy Sunshine Burger Joint.

Joe Gallant (Bass)
Emmy-winning Writer/Composer/Director Joe Gallant brings diverse life experience to his film and music composition work.

Born in NYC and a diehard resident since the "Taxi Driver" days of 1975, Gallant received an Emmy award in 1996 (with six total nominations) during his two decades as a NYC network-tv and theater composer/ sound-designer.

A respected bassist/orchestra composer with international press and numerous commissions, Gallant founded his recording and touring 18-piece orchestra, Illuminati, in 1982 to serve as his NYC sonic diary and sketchpad, resulting in 100+ compositions to date. Gallant has written, arranged and produced 8 large-scale CD projects with the group so far.

Benjie Porecki (Keys)
Born in 1971, Benjie began playing trumpet at the age of ten. But it wasn’t until he took up piano two years later that everything fell into place. Already drawn to jazz and blues, he began to practice relentlessly and, after graduating from high school and attending a semester at the Berklee School of Music, decided to pursue music full-time.

He eventually found himself sitting in with musicians like Ron Holloway, Marshall Keys, and Chuck Brown and, as a result, learned an almost chameleon-like ability to play various styles of music on piano, synthesizer, and organ.
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007