Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff Mattson, 1/25/12

Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff Mattson
The Iridium
New York City, NY
January 25, 2012



Showing only mild signs of slowing down, former Grateful Dead vocalist and the bird and lyricist behind the song that deadheads either love or hate (“Sunrise”), Donna Jean Godchaux, made a stop at New York’s Iridium for an early and late show to close out her January schedule.

Of recent, when Godchaux is seen on stage, more times than not it is alongside Jeff Mattson (Dark Star Orchestra), who was on hand on this night as was the Zen Trickster’s drummer, Dave Diamond, who filled the duties of  Joe Chirco for the evening.

As is par for Godchaux outings, the night was a showcase of the Dead catalog, sung by Donna — a true treat for those who value her tenure in the Grateful Dead.




(courtesy of Dark Star Orchestra)


Sugaree, Tear My Stillhouse Down, It Takes a Lot to Laugh It Takes a Train to Cry, Brown Eyed Women, Hey Pocky Way, I Want to Tell You> Jam> Cosmic Charley> Tore Up Over You
E: You Ain’t Woman Enough


New Speedway Boogie, Bertha, Gone Gone Gone, Candyman, Don’t Ask Me Why, Darkness Darkness, St. Stephen> Scarlet Begonias
E: Green River


Click the thumbnail(s) to view photos from the show by Vernon Webb