But I am very glad to finally be looking at 2020 in the rear-view mirror! It has been interesting seeing how different artists have been coping with the pandemic and related restrictions. I have, like everyone of course, had to cancel and reschedule a number of shows and scaled waaaaaay back on touring. Fortunately, I had been working on my Solo Acousti’Lectric show pre-covid and have been able to hang in there doing occasional outdoor events and extremely reduced-capacity indoor events.
This will be the first time Rob Eaton & John Kadlecik have played together since John K left Dark Star Orchestra to play with Furthur in Fall 2009!
We hope you all had as spectacular of an Halloween as possible under the, ah... current circumstances. I'll be doing a special all-Grateful Dead livestream performance tonight on YouTube at 7:15p EST in honor of the "Day of the Dead" and the 50th anniversary of the release of American Beauty!
Acclaimed Brooklyn-based drummer Joe Russo has released a new single entitled "Auld Lang Syne" (listen/share) on New Year's Eve.
The socially-charged track was produced by Sam Cohen at his studio, Jupiter Recording, in Brooklyn. It features Russo on vocals, mellotron, various keys and drums, as well as Arcade Fire reedman, Stuart Bogie on saxophone and clarinet.
Joe Russo has announced his debut solo album 'phér•bŏney' will be released February 7 on both limited edition neon violet and black vinyl via Royal Potato Family. Initially a surprise release on digital formats earlier this summer, the LP editions mark the first time the recording will be available in physical form. Throughout 'phér•bŏney,' Russo defies expectations with a collection of dreamy instrumentals and vocal tracks, channeling a sublime, reflective musicality.
This weekend the John Kadlecik Band celebrates Jerry Garcia's birthday with a couple of shows: tonight at the Hamilton in Washington, DC, and Saturday at Bear's Picnic Music Festival in Blain, PA! This JKB run will feature Jay Lane, Benjie Porecki, and Wavy Dave and will be putting extra focus on the music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. Feed your belly (and your head) and bring your dancing shoes!
It’s a special double-wireservice week! The John Kadlecik Band Winter Tour 2018 is complete and tickets for all but one show are on sale now! The lineup for this tour will feature Jay Lane (Furthur, RatDog, Primus) on drums, Benjie Porecki (Keller Williams' Grateful Gospel, Chuck Brown) on keyboards, and Wavy Dave Burlingame (Cornmeal, JK Band, Wingnut) on bass. This tour will be split into two legs...
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! ;)
There is a slow pace and a sparse population in the Adirondack Park. We have approximately the same amount of year round residents in 2015 as we did in 1900. Having a music venue that is truly close to home is a luxury I no longer have. A fair concession for living here. Hopefully, this clarifies why I consider the Higher Ground in South Burlington, despite the 90 minutes it takes me to arrive from my doorstep, my home field.