Well, last year was certainly one for the books! The hottest year in recorded history saw the departure from this world of so many beloved artists and performers, and an election cycle that seemed to be lifted from the pages of a Batman comic book… don’t get me started! ;)
Musical renaissance man Keller Williams will celebrate New Year's Eve with a special performance at Rams Head Live on December 31. The show will open with The John Kadlecik Band, followed by a solo set from Keller Williams, with Grateful Gospel featuring both Williams and Kadlecik closing out the night. The New Year's Eve celebration marks the first club appearance for Grateful Gospel, better known as a LOCKN' Festival Sunday-morning staple that began when William's pitched the idea several years back and has since evolved into a standing tradition drawing massive crowds.
Just a quick note to let you know Atlanta has been added to the December solo tour schedule! Tuesday, December 20 will be at the Red Light Cafe with an opening set by Jonathan Brill. Hope to see you there! Plus: ticket links have been updated all over the schedule page.
Here's a quick December rundown...
Thu Dec 1 - Solo
The Purple Fiddle - Thomas, WV
Fri Dec 2 - Solo
Town Run Brewpub - Shepherdstown, WV
Thu Dec 8 - JKB
Mexicali Live - Teaneck, NJ
Fri Dec 9 - JKB
Toad's Place - New Haven, CT
Announcing: the first time in Madison, WIsconsin with JKB, and we will be at the Barrymore Theatre on Thursday, November 10th with my old pals, Mr. Blotto!
Also, please note that the John Kadlecik Band show in New York City Saturday, October 29th has been moved to DROM. Tickets purchased for the Highline Ballroom will be honored.
Ten days of concerts and various events around the Lagoon inspired by the band once led by Jerry Garcia, which this year celebrates the 50th Anniversary. Starring international musicians like John Kadlecik, Scott Law, Ross James and Leonardo Suarez Paz to which a contingent of Italian players was added: Martino Coppo, Paolo Bonfanti, Roberto Bongianino, Veronica Sbergia and Max De Bernardi. Here our report.
While the San Francisco Bay Area might have some mighty fine music venues in the present, there are fewer that remain from the city’s bright musical past. One of the few that’s stood the test of time is The Warfield. Right off of Market Street, adjacent to downtown’s Tenderloin neighborhood, it’s hard to tell the insides majesty from the somewhat seedy exterior.
JOHN KADLECIK CO-FOUNDED DARK STAR ORCHESTRA, PLAYED LEAD GUITAR WITH GRATEFUL DEAD FOUNDING MEMBERS IN FURTHUR, HAS JOINED PHIL LESH AND FRIENDS ON STAGE & MORE!!!
For the promoters of Lockn’ Music Festival, combining an impressive array of headliners spanning decades of American Music alongside thriving local and regional artists seemed to be a necessity. After all, the southern U.S. is where much our music history was born and evolved.