Gypsy Sally's Presents
On the Bus, John Kadlecik Solo Acousti'Lectric
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
On the Bus
On The Bus is the premier Grateful Dead tribute band in the Washington, D.C area, known for its faithful recreation of the music, vibe and experience of a Grateful Dead show. On The Bus is not just a tribute to the Dead, but a tribute to the musical environment that spawned a multi-generational genre that artfully blends the essential elements of rock, blues, jazz, funk, country, bluegrass, and soul.
The group was formed in early 2002 and performed in the area as a three-piece band for the first 4 years. The late Vince Welnick of the Grateful Dead commented on the trio saying "They're something you gotta see!" As the band's mission grew to embrace the idea of being as "Dead-like" as possible, the band expanded to the current 5 members. On The Bus plays clubs, parties and regional festivals, and has shared the stage with Jefferson Starship, Vince Welnick, John Kadlecik, Cornmeal, Ekoostic Hookah, and many other regional and national acts. The band is a proud member of the Rex Foundation Travelling Caravan, the Grateful Dead's charity founded by Jerry Garcia. On the Bus plays an annual social on Capitol Hill for Senator Patrick Leahy from Vermont, and has made many local weddings and private parties Grateful events to remember. Come join the party!
John Kadlecik (Solo)
John Kadlecik is a singer, songwriter, and musician based in the DC-area 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. An original member and 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.
While Kadlecik is well-known for his love for playing music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia, his shows offer an extensive repertoire of songs. John has been writing music and playing in bands for over three decades and has gained an appreciation for music of all kinds. From George Harrison to John Prine, from Bob Dylan to Van Morrison, John’s arrangements are both interesting and inventive. And while he enjoys paying tribute to many renowned artists, his song choices are unique and often obscure. His set lists always include several of his original songs and incorporates a diversity of musical styles, including new and innovative approaches to live-looping.
John’s work also includes several studio releases of original music, including the recently released On the Road. He is currently active with his own group, The John Kadlecik Band, as well as "supergroup" the Golden Gate Wingmen, and is an ongoing guest in Oteil and Friends, Everyone Orchestra, Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel and occasionally, Phil Lesh & Friends.
Advance $14/Day of Show $16 + Fees
Ticket sales online end at 5 pm day of show. Tickets available at the door unless listed as sold out.