Next week, star-studded supergroup the Golden Gate Wingmen will be making a brief reappearance to the jam scene. They’re scheduled to play four consecutive dates, February 22, 23, 24, and 25 on the East Coast. The group will kick things off at Baltimore Sound Stage, followed by a show at NYC’s Irving Plaza, and nights three and four will see them in Pennsylvania, as they rock Philadelphia’s Ardmore Music Hall and Stroudsburg’s Sherman Theatre, respectively.
Wingmen drummer Jay Lane, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, and bassist Reed Mathis are all pretty busy these days, with Lane and Mathis still wooing jamband fans in their Electric Beethoven project, and Chimenti getting ready for another glorious Dead and Company tour.
But over the last couple of years, when all three have had a free moment, guitarist and Wingmen leader John Kadlecik has brought them together for a handful of what have all been special and thrilling evenings of music.
Those who have seen a Wingmen show know that they never fail to crank out anything but the best setlists, ranging from more obscure classics of John Lennon or Bob Dylan, to heavily improvised takes on the awesome material Kadlecik has penned himself. And of course, at least one or two Dead tunes can always be anticipated, with all four Wingmen members having more than enough career experience slaying that catalogue.
Those also well aware of the immaculate chops and boundless creativity that all four Wingmen members bring to every show they play also know–to expect the unexpected!