The Dead-inspired quartet came into existence on-the-fly by guitarist John Kadlecik during his 2014 Terrapin Crossroads run. Led by Kadlecik, the lineup features keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and bassist Reed Mathis. The highly credentialed outfit last graced our stage back in 2018, and will also be playing their first live show since 2020. … Read More
I was born and raised in South San Francisco. Looking back, the important thing was that there was a piano in the house, downstairs. I saw a picture of me there, when I was about 18 months old. I will have to find that picture too. After my parents passed away, I got all that stuff, and I have got to go through it. From what I was told I didn’t bang, I just was trying to make melody, I guess, but the picture that I recall was that I looked pretty happy there.
I grew up Catholic at All Souls Church and got brought to church, and I guess hearing the organist I would come home and mimic what I was hearing at church. And I started with that.
I started lessons about 7, so but I kind of had been able to play with two bands and play by ear, between 4 and 7, whenever I started taking lessons.… Read More