Saturday, November 21, 2009

Dark Star Orchestra: John Kadlecik resigns

The lead guitar player of Dark Star Orchestra has announced he is leaving the band. John Kadlecik, the founder member of DSO, played last night with Phil & Bobby out in Marin. As we all know, they recently played three shows as Furthur in Oakland. Those shows went very well. Then they announced shows on the East Coast in December along with the traditional New Year's shows. However, when it was announced earlier this week that John K was leaving DSO, I think naturally we wondered if it was because he was going Furthur. Guess what - Furthur's 2010 Winter Tour schedule confirms our hunches. See below DSO's letter to the their fans:

Letter To The Fans

Posted on: November 18, 2009

Dear DSO Fan -

Thank you for joining us and being a part of this continuing, long strange trip these past 12 years. Your support and excitement for the music has kept us going strong for over 1700 shows. Throughout the years, we've had transitions both difficult and uplifting, yet the positive energy of our fan base has continued to propel our mission onward for performing this important music and for keeping this vibrant scene alive.

That said, we, as a band are entering another chapter in this story.

Dark Star Orchestra's lead guitarist and one of its founding members, John Kadlecik, has decided to resign from DSO. John's last show with us will be on Dec 5 in Buffalo. DSO is supportive of John's choice and we wish him the very best.

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