Bill Kreutzmann confirmed the linup today for his new Billy and the Kids project via a post on his facebook page. Joing The Grateful Dead drummer will be Aron Magner on keys, Reed Mathis on bass, and Tom Hamilton (not to by confused with Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton) on guitar, as well as additional special guests and “surprises” along the way. The band will debut with a performance at on December 13 at Warren Haynes Christmas Jam in Ashevill NC.
Kreutzmann had previously performed with Magner, the Philly native, and Disco Biscuits founding member, with the Biscuits at this summer’s Gathering of the Vibes, playing standout Dead covers such as Viola Lee Blues. Kreutzmann also performed with Magner and Hamilton, both longtime Philly natives, as a part of the Locknstep Allstars at this years Lockn’ Festival.