Photo by Jay Blakesburg
Photo by Jay Blakesburg Photography

Rare birds Golden Gate Wingmen have announced a series of tour dates for late 2018.  The all star band is composed of John Kadlecik on vocals and guitar (Dark Star Orchestra, Phil Lesh and Friends, Furthur, Oteil and Friends, Bureau of Sabotage, Everyone Orchestra and others), Jay Lane on drums (Wolf Brothers, Furthur, Ratdog, Electric Beethoven, John Kadlecik Band, and Oteil and Friends), Reed Mathis on bass and vocals (Tea Leaf Green, Jacob Fred\’s Jazz Odyssey, Bill and the Kids, Electric Beethoven) and Jeff Chimenti on keys and vocals (GD50, Furthur, Ratdog, and Dead and Company). Lane is busy on tour with the Wolf Brothers which also features Bob Weir and legendary producer Don Was on bass.  John Kadlecik has found the time to record a new album that is slated for release toward the end of 2018.  The album is completed and mixdown is finished, and mastering is upcoming on the upcoming release. The Wingmen shows are just two clusters of three shows apiece, one set in Chicago IL at Marty\’rs, the other in Marin County California at Bob Weir\’s famed Sweetwater Music Hall.  Also, there will be the annual run of shows in Washington DC around Thanksgiving this year will be John Kadlecik & Pals and will feature Jay Lane, Robin Sylvester (Ratdog), Benjie Porecki, Jessica Lake, & Mary Lankford! And once again the Wednesday show will benefit the DC Central Kitchen!

ABOUT GOLDEN GATE WINGMEN: In the tradition of psychedelic dance music, the Golden Gate Wingmen keep the Grateful spirit alive! Comprised of musicians that have performed extensively with the original members of the Grateful Dead, the Wingmen delight audiences with original songs, as well as a wide variety of covers and Grateful tunes. United by their love to jam and make people dance, Golden Gate Wingmen formed in 2014 to perform a show at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California. As Furthur finished a wonderful run of over 300 shows, Kadlecik, Chimenti and Lane wished to carry on their musical brotherhood, and with his creative and unique approach to playing bass, Mathis completed this amazing quartet. Touring nationwide over the last several years, the Wingmen have developed a style all their own. From Bob Dylan to Van Morrison, to Bob Marley to Led Zeppelin, the Wingmen create a fusion of rock, funk and jazz.

John Kadlecik & Pals Wed 11.21.18 Gypsy Sally\’s, Washington DC FB Event Tickets
John Kadlecik & Pals Fri 11.23.18 Gypsy Sally\’s, Washington DC FB Event Tickets
John Kadlecik & Pals Sat 11.24.18 Gypsy Sally\’s, Washington DC FB Event Tickets
Golden Gate Wingmen Thu 11.29.18 Martyr\’s, Chicago IL  TICKETS
Golden Gate Wingmen Fri 11.30.18 Martyr\’s, Chicago IL  TICKETS
Golden Gate Wingmen Sat 12.01.18 Martyr\’s, Chicago IL  TICKETS
Golden Gate Wingmen  Thu 12.06.18 Sweetwater Music Hall Mill Valley, CA  TICKETS
Golden Gate Wingmen  Sat 12.08.18 Sweetwater Music Hall  Mill Valley, CA  TICKETS
Golden Gate Wingmen  Sun 12.09.18 Sweetwater Music Hall  Mill Valley, CA  TICKETS

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