Fellowship of the Wing

October 7, 2018 - 8:00pm

"John Kadlecik of Furthur is the best Jerry Garcia since Jerry Garcia." ~ Rolling Stone

On Sunday, October 7, the Community Center for the Performing Arts proudly welcomes John Kadlecik’s Fellowship of the Wing to the WOW Hall.

Founding member of Dark Star Orchestra who has performed with Phil Lesh & Friends and Furthur, John Kadlecik is a singer, songwriter and musician who can play most string instruments.  He 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 improvisation-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 Fellowship of the Wing.

Besides John, the Fellowship includes Todd Stoops on keyboards, Reed Mathis on bass and Jay Lane on drums.  Mingling originals, Grateful Dead covers and many other unique covers, The Fellowship of the Wing is sure to take you on an epic journey!

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 set-lists 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, filling arenas and headlining festivals. John has also been the frequent lead guitar player for Phil Lesh and Friends.

Reed Mathis is a bass player who is best known as a former member of Tea Leaf Green. The Bay Area rooted player has also notably worked with Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. He played with Steve Kimock Band, and was a founding member of Tulsa progressive jazz band Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey.

Todd Stoops has proved himself as one of the most unique musicians in the live music scene. He's played with countless bands and artists, including RAQ, Kung Fu and Oktopus.

Jay Lane, a drummer from the San Francisco Bay Area,  is a founding member of Furthur, as well as the Golden Gate Wingmen with John Kadlecik, Jeff Chimenti and Reed Mathis, Bob Weir's RatDog, Scaring the Children with Weir and Rob Wasserman, Jay's Happy Sunshine Burger Joint, and the hip hop/jazz fusion band Alphabet Soup. He was one of the first drummers of Primus, playing with the band for around eight months in 1988 and later rejoining the band from 2010-2013.  In 2002, Lane was named "Drummer of the Year" by the California Music Awards.

Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 day of show.  Doors open at 7:00 pm and showtime is 8:00.

 

 

Door Time: 
October 7, 2018 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$22 Advance, $25 Day of Show