John Kadlecik and the West Philly Fadeaway feat. Marc Brownstein & Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield (Lotus)

A Night of Dead

John Kadlecik and the West Philly Fadeaway feat. Marc Brownstein & Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield (Lotus)

w/ special guest Danny Mayer

Aug 4 2019 · Sun

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$20 Advance / $25 Day of Show / $35 Seated

John Kadlecik (Furthur)
John Kadlecik (Furthur)
John Kadlecik is a singer, songwriter, and musician who can play most string instruments but 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 improvisationally-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 John Kadlecik Band.

The John Kadlecik Band features one of the most loved guitarists in the scene, with a mix of his musical friends playing both original music and fan favorites in a format that is a sheer pleasure for festival audiences. The John Kadlecik Band is currently on a national tour and is ready to visit markets new and old and dazzle new audiences with the band's take on well loved songs as well as his own original works.

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 setlists 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. Since then that band has toured tirelessly, filling arenas and headlining festivals. More recently John has been the frequent lead guitar player for Phil Lesh and Friends, meshing into that ever changing line-up.

Even within this extremely busy schedule, John also time for other musical projects, both live and in the studio. A bluegrass band, numerous short-lived original groups, and in 2003 John began playing sporadically with Melvin Seals. Out of those shows came a group with Melvin called The Mix, also featuring Greg Anton, Jeff Pevar, and Kevin Rosen. The Mix toured nationally and went on to sign a recording contract, releasing a full length CD in 2004 titled, American Spring, but eventually disbanded for lack time in everyone's schedule to tour.

John now lives near Washington, DC, and when not on the road with the John Kadlecik Band, appears as a solo acoustic performer and as a featured guest performer with other bands, including as a frequent and special guest of Everyone Orchestra and Melvin Seals and JGB.
Marc Brownstein
Aron Magner
Mike Greenfield (Lotus)
w/ special guest Danny Mayer
With an obvious and distinct sound of his own, Mayer’s guitar stylings pay homage to some of the tastier jazz, soul, and rock players of new & old. Mayer’s philosophy is that soul, personality, & emotional content, are the elements that truly move people in music. Having experienced playing, specifically, in a Hammond organ trio’s for over seven years, Mayer has had the time and experience to develop his own musical voice within that particular trio setting. With steady residencies in Santa Cruz & San Francisco, CA, Danny has been forced to learn how to keep an audience’s attention night after night. “To me, it’s all about feeling the room out, & feeding off the crowd. You can start off slow & take your time, but eventually the goal is to fill the room up with energy, until it gets so full it feels like it’s about to explode! That’s when I feel like I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing. It’s also becoming more of a way for me to express certain emotions & aspects of my personality that I’m only comfortable expressing trough music.”

In 2006, Mayer formed On The Spot (OTS) Trio with keyboardist Kris Yunker & original drummer Emery Nelson. On The Spot Trio now, with Jeff Wilson on drums, has grown into a widely recognized, Hammond Organ driven, psychedelic funk trio! Mayer is also a former member of 7 Come 11, another Santa Cruz based Hammond trio, with a long standing weekly residency in Santa Cruz @ The Crepe Place.

However, in 2012 everything changed. Danny was enlisted by Alan Evans, drummer of the legendary group Soulive, to be one third of The Alan Evans Trio, with Alan on drums and vocals and Beau Sasser on Hammond Organ. In the past year the trio has recorded 2 full length albums (Drop Hop & MERKABA *Royal Family Records), released a 45 on Colemine Records, completed many nation tours, & too many mini-tours to count, played a slew of festivals, & has absolutely no plans of slowing down anytime in the near future. Danny Mayer's work w/ what ever band he's playing in, is quickly becoming recognized as one of the hardest hitting, hardest working, soulful guitarists on the scene today!

More recently, he spent 2 years touring in Eric Krasno's band, is now a full time member of Star Kitchen & has a beautiful duo w/ sultry vocalist Mary Corso! Keep an eye out for dates near you!
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003