John Kadlecik: Lead Guitar, Vocals
John's voice has caused many a jaw to drop as he sings with an uncanny similarity to Jerry Garcia. He uses amp rigs and guitars to suit the show being recreated, employing his midi guitar for some shows. He played in numerous Chicago area bands including Hairball Willie and Uncle John's Band before forming his own band Wingnut and ultimately co-founding DSO. John has performed a number of times with Melvin Seals in JGB and the Avalon Allstars. He also co-founded with Melvin an all-star jam band called The Mix, which was signed to Rainman Records and released a CD titled "American Spring." Presently residing in the Washington, DC area, John has recently been performing and recording with Firewheel, a world-groove/jam-tronica duo project with percussionist/singer/songwriter Katy Gaughan.