John Kadlecik launches solo acoustic tourJohn K

Announces dates in the West.


Fresh on the heels of his first release under his own name, Liquid Silver Live, John Kadlecik is embarking on a solo acoustic tour of western states.  Starting on Wednesday night in San Rafael CA at Terrapin Crossroads, the tour will wind its way through from California through Arizona, Colorado and ending up in Chicago IL on 11/11.  The 90-minute solo acoustic set to be performed will focus on material that is original to Kadlecik as well as songs familiar to his fans.  

Kadlecik is well known as the lead guitarist and vocalist for the Grateful Dead tribute band, Dark Star Orchestra, and via his roles in Furthur and Phil Lesh and Friends. This tour marks a special coming out party for Kadlecik.  The guitarist has been criticized for relying on the songbook of the Grateful Dead, a criticism that seems unfair to a musician who had an original band in Chicago called Hairball Willy and wrote original music in a band called the Mix with Melvin Seals and Greg Anton.  The new original release is available for streaming on Soundcloud and features the lineup with which Kadlecik has toured the east for the last several years as the John K. Band.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Check out the review of the Adam Ezra solo acoustic show in Boston in OCT.

The first night of the tour may end up being epic.  After the solo acoustic show at Terrapin Crossroads, Kadlecik will retake the stage in an all star outfit called the Golden Gate Wingmen.  That band, which is put together solely for this night (so far), features Reed Mathis on the bass (Jacob Fred’s Jazz Odyssey, Tea Leaf Green), Jeff Chimenti on keys (Ratdog, Furthur), and Jay Lane on drums (Furthur, Ratdog, Primus.)  Who knows what this group of guys will be creating on stage, as it seems that no formal rehearsal has happened, and while most everyone has played with other people in the band before, this band has never even been considered before this week. In light of the recent announcement  concerning the end of Furthur, this band which has three former members may well be the genesis of a new direction for the live improvisational music scene.  Get your tickets to the Golden Gate Wingmen show here.

Kadlecik continues to be insanely busy, having just finished up a sold out six week Tuesday night residency at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC another new outfit, the DC Mystery Cats.  That band will play two nights preceding Thanksgiving November 25 and 26, though the WED night show is already sold out.  In between all of these shows, Kadlecik continued to perform with Phil Lesh and Friends, most recently in Pt Chester NY and Las Vegas.  Plus, the John K. Band will have their annual holiday show at the State Theater in Falls Church VA on December 13th.John K Band

Check out the review of the John K Band show from Quincy MA last spring here.

Catch him if you can. Kadlecik is on a mission to bring both his original compositions and the music that his fans love, bringing them all together in every corner of the country in the next year.  Everyone is wondering, what’s next?  Well, the answer may well be provided on November 5th at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, or perhaps in any of the cities that Kadlecik and his musical cohorts visit in the coming months.  Keep an eye out here, we’ll be sure to tell ya.

Stream the new release by John Kadlecik, Liquid Silver Live on soundcloud, for free!  It is also available at CD Baby, and at his various live shows.


 Check out the review of the Furthur show from Boston 2013 summer tour here.

 Check out the review of the recent Boston King Crimson show.



11  05   Wed Terrapin Crossroads San Rafael CA – solo acoustic set followed by  The Golden Gate Wingmen

11  06   Thu  Orpheum Flagstaff AZ    solo acoustic 

11  07   Fri Last Exit Live Phoenix AZ   solo acoustic

11  08   Sat Quixote’s Denver CO  solo acoustic

11  09   Sun Quixote’s Denver CO  solo acoustic

11  11   Tue Martyr’s Chicago IL  solo acoustic with Eric Lambert!

11  25   Tue Gypsy Sally’s Washington DC – DC Mystery Cats

11  26   Wed Gypsy Sally’s Food Bank Benefit show – Washington DC – DC Mystery Cats  SOLD OUT

12  13   Sat State Theater Falls Church VA – John K. Band’s annual holiday gathering

Check out the review of the Adam Ezra solo acoustic show in Boston in OCT.

Check out the review of the John K Band show from Quincy MA last spring here.

Check out the review of the Furthur show from Boston 2013 summer tour here.

Check out the Robin Trower review from Albany NY in OCT 2014 by Jimm O’D.

 Disclaimer:  So in addition to being big fans of John Kadlecik and his music, the folks who own this website also own a music company that counts John as a client.  We all love live music, so we’re cool on that concept, right?  Some of the articles contained on this website are of clients of that company, others aren’t.  Hey, what can ya do?