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April 12, 2010

I just played the first show with my new side project, the John K Band, on April 11, 2010, at Bossa in Washington, DC. The setlist is on the setlist page, and an audience recording is already up here.

January 16, 2010

My apologies to anyone reading my schedule page here... it was brought to my attention yesterday that 2 shows from January 2009 were still up, so just for clarification: there are no JK solo or Firewheel shows happening this month. Thanks, everyone.

November 16, 2009

Howdy folks-

Well, its been twelve years since Dark Star Orchestra performed its first show, so I'd like to start off by taking a moment to thank all of you that have given us the chance to play for you. You have made the last twelve years possible for DSO! There have been over twenty musicians and even more crew members and "home office" staff who have helped make DSO what it is today. I am grateful to each and every one of you and it has been an honor working with all of you. Thank you - thank you - THANK YOU!

And now to the matter at hand...

Most of you know by now that Phil Lesh and Bob Weir have asked me to play with their new band: Furthur. Needless to say, this was a great honor and the first three shows were A LOT of fun! However, I cannot in good conscience divide my time and energy between DSO and Furthur and I feel it would be a disservice to all parties involved. So after careful consideration, I have resigned from Dark Star Orchestra and my last performance as a member of DSO will be December 5th in Buffalo, New York. I am fully supportive of and honored by the remaining members' desire to continue and I wish them all the best in their future endeavors. To all of you: "I love you more than words can tell..."

John Kadlecik