Bill Kreutzmann, Grateful Dead drummer for the band’s entire thirty year career, tours this summer with his potent new trio project, BK3. For the summer run, BK3 features bassist James "Hutch" Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt) and guitarist Scott Murawski (Max Creek). This BK3 announcement comes as Bill is wrapping up a highly anticipated Dead reunion tour. An art exhibit, The Art of Bill Kreutzmann and the Grateful Dead, has popped up in various cities along The Dead tour, including a showing at Café Le Cave in Des Plaines, Illinois on May 4th and 5th.
With BK3, Kreutzmann finds himself lined up and locking into a powerful new wave of musical freedom. In all its lineup variations (Phish bassist Mike Gordon and Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge have both done gigs with BK3) Kreutzmann is thoroughly enjoying making music with such great players, and is driven by musical chemistry that is simply "over the top." This run of shows, which begins on the east coast on May 29th and includes festival stops such as Mountain Jam Festival, Oregon Country Fair, and All Good Music Festival, is the first with Hutch Hutchinson on bass.
The list of currently confirmed tour dates for BK3, Bill Kreutzmann featuring James "Hutch" Hutchinson and Scott Murawski is as follows:
May 29 Port City Music Hall Portland ME
May 30 Toad’s Place New Haven CT
May 31 Mountain Jam Festival Hunter NY
June 03 The National Richmond VA
June 04 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro NC
June 05 The Music Farm Charleston SC
June 06 Wanee Music Festival Live Oak FL
July 10 Oregon County Fair Veneta OR
July 12 All Good Music Festival Masontown WV