Bio: The Electrix is a group of accomplished musicians, each with a lifetime of diverse experience in the music field.
The Electrix are known as one of the leading jam bands in the New York area, performing the classics of the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers, other related genres of music, and orig...See Full Bio
“Ray Kairys and Jimmy Fleming have been staples of the Rockaway and Long Island music scenes for decades. Together with their bands, The Electrix and bluegrass outfit Wild Smokin’ Oats, they have opened for and performed with psychedelic luminaries such as New Riders of the Purple Sage, Levon Helm, renowned fiddle player Vassar Clements, and Doors guitarist Robby Krieger, among others. On Sunday, January 31, Wild Smokin’ Oats will take the stage at The Blarney Castle in Breezy Point, joined by T.K. Kearney on guitar and banjo along with some promised “special friends.” Both Kairys and Fleming expressed deep appreciation for the band that has served as both their biggest musical influence and the one that fills most of their setlists, the Grateful Dead. “I started playing right about when the Beatles hit in ’64,” Fleming, the band’s guitarist and mandolinist, said. “Once I got into the Dead, the live music was amazing. That’s what really turned me on to playing.””