After playing a batch of summer and fall tour dates together, Melvin Seals has announced that guitarist John Kadlecik will now be the full-time guitarist in JGB.

“It is with great pleasure and respect that Melvin Seals & JGB welcomes John Kadlecik as a permanent member of the band!!” the group wrote via social media.

Kadlecik originally filled the vacant slot left by Zach Nugent, who left JGB in July to pursue other musical goals.

“Melvin and John have shared the stage many times, but having him perform as part of Melvin Seals & JGB is a real blessing and we’re excited about what the future holds,” the band wrote at the time.

Upcoming Melvin Seals/JGB dates include Dark Star Orchestra’s Jam in the Sand and The Skull and Roses Festival, among other solo headlining dates.

For tickets, a full list of tour dates and more information visit the band’s official website.

Watch a full-show video of Seals collaborating with JGB, Kadlecik and George Porter Jr. at Ardmore Music Hall (from Oct. 17, 2019) below: