Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Mark Karan plus special guest, Mookie Siegel

Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Mark Karan plus special guest, Mookie Siegel

Tue, July 24, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco, CA

$10.00 - $13.00

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Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Mark Karan plus special guest, Mookie Siegel
Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Mark Karan plus special guest, Mookie Siegel

As the only woman officially billed as a member of the Grateful Dead, Donna Jean Godchaux held her own on-stage with the rest of the boys

However, her history as a singer isn't relegated to jam band history. Her backing vocals can be found on all kinds of records before and after her stint with the Dead.

Godchaux started out as a session singer in Muscle Shoals, AL, then moved on to Memphis and Nashville and then finally to the West Coast. She worked with a group of backup singers (Jeannie Green and Ginger and Mary Holladay) who called themselves Southern Comfort and is credited as Donna Thatcher on Cher's 1969 release 3614 Jackson Highway, as well as on Elvis Presley's From Elvis in Memphis and Elvis Back in Memphis albums, among others.

MARK KARAN, Special Guest, Vocals and Guitar

Mark Karan is best known for performing with the members of the Grateful Dead family. For the last twelve years, he has anchored the lead guitar slot in Bob Weir & RatDog, playing hundreds of shows to thousands of fans year-round. Before crossing over into the land of the Dead, Mark worked his guitar and vocal voodoo for the likes of Dave Mason, Delaney Bramlett, the Rembrandts, Paul Carrack, Huey Lewis, Jesse Colin Young and Sophie B. Hawkins.

MOOKIE SIEGEL, Special Guest , vocals and keys and accordion

Mookie plays keyboards and accordion and resides in Baltimore, Maryland. He has been performing and recording with national and area musicians and bands for over 20 years. Some notable long term associations with regional acts include:
David Nelson Band - For the last 8 years and through 4 CD's on High Adventure Records, Mookie continues to perform around the country with the former New Riders of the Purple Sage and Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band's guitarist, David Nelson.
Phil Lesh and Friends - In the summer of 1999 and on other occasions Mookie performed with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh in his popular post Grateful Dead endeavor.
Bob Weir's Ratdog - In 1996-97 Mookie was a member of Grateful Dead guitarist/ singer/ songwriter Bob Weir's post Grateful Dead project Ratdog which included Bassist Rob Wasserman and legendary Chuck Berry pianist Johnnie Johnson.
Kingfish - Although the group is currently dormant, Mookie has been a longtime member of this legendary San Francisco band from 1992 until present. Originally formed as a side project by the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir in the mid 70's, it went on to have a life of it's own with Weir occasionally rejoining the fold.

DAVID MACKAY, bass and vocals

David hails from Marin County, California. As part of the emerging Bay Area music scene of the 70's, he was a founding member of the popular band the "Tasmanian Devils" and recorded and toured with Michael Nesmith, playing bass on the first Grammy-winning video, "Elephant Parts." He was a member of both the original and reformed "Heart of Gold Band." Most recently, he has played bass with the Muscle Shoals-based group "The Fiddleworms."
Venue Information:
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103