After the surprise announcement of the end of Furthur, fans of improvisational jam music have been left to wonder what is next. Within days, the answer was evident, Golden Gate Wingmen.
The Golden Gate Wingmen is a band formed in concept through casual conversation by the musicians recognizing that everyone was available the night that Kadlecik had booked for the first night of his electro-coustic solo tour. In actuality, it was formed on stage during sound check, as this particular group of guys had never played together before in this lineup.
The band contains members of the highest quality, and from the first show, were performing original material (mostly songs from John Kadlecik's first album released under his own name.) The band premiered to a sold out audience on November 5 2014 at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael CA. Fans can expect both boundary thrashing original music, and material from the song book that they love, forged in an altogether new cauldron, the results of which will be unique to each night's performance.
|John Kadlecik||guitar, vocals||Dark Star Orchestra, Furthur, Phil Lesh & Friends|
|Reed Mathis||bass||Jacob Fred's Jazz Odyssey, Tea Leaf Green, Electric Beethoven, Billy and the Kids|
|Jeff Chimenti||keys||Ratdog, Furthur, Phil Lesh & Friends, GD50, Dead & Company|
|Jay Lane||drums||Primus, Furthur, Ratdog|