Kettle Joe's Psychedelic Swamp Revue Featuring Donna Jean Godchaux

Submitted by press on Tue, 02/21/2006 - 9:55 pm

The Grateful Dead's Donna Jean Godchaux and The Zen Tricksters, the pre-eminent jam-rock band, have come together. While having performed on occasion with the Zen Tricksters in the past, this reunion marks the second time Donna Jean has joined with this band for a complete performance. The first time was just last November 12, 2005 for the Grateful Dead's Rex Foundation. They are joining forces, along with Mookie Siegel (David Nelson Band, Phil Lesh & Friends) on keyboards and Wendy Lanter (Hope in Time) on vocals, as KETTLE JOE'S PSYCHEDELIC SWAMP REVUE. The founder of The Zen Tricksters, Jeff Mattson (a former Phil & Friends participant) states, "concert goers can expect to hear original material from Donna Jean as well as The Zen Tricksters, plus some classic Grateful Dead & Garcia Band tunes from Donna's tenure with these bands." Donna Jean adds, "The Zen Tricksters and I are excited to join together in a collaborative musical expression that we hope is as enjoyable for the audience as it is for us! When we teamed up in New York City last November, we immediately realized that playing together was something we wanted to pursue further. Our new band that we affectionately call Kettle Joe's Psychedelic Swamp Revue will hit the road soon with some fun, eclectic music!"

Kettle Joe's Psychedelic Swamp Revue will initially be



Shows will be added throughout the Spring and Summer, including a West Coast stint.

For more information, see or contact Randi Mattson

GB (not verified)

Thu, 03/02/2006 - 3:22 pm

They are also playing @ A Bears Picnic on July 21 in Milton,Pa with New Riders of the Purple Sage.

8 inches (not verified)

Sun, 03/05/2006 - 12:11 am

jeff was in Phil n Friends?

musta missed THAT tour

nice try

Sue (not verified)

Tue, 03/07/2006 - 5:49 am

Jeff played with Phil Oct 1999

Skyward (not verified)

Sun, 04/02/2006 - 11:37 pm

The show in New Jersey was fantastic, they played until 2:30am; "Eyes of the World" could have been 1976, it was eerie, I looked around and the hardcore Dead fans were ecstatic. A large eclectic selection of music with "Mission in the Rain" and "The Music Never Stopped" Grateful Dead highlights. Donna Jean sang "Ripple" herself as a final encore. Was very nice, terrific ensemble support and esp. on keys w/Mookie Siegel, she looked stunning with that famous hair, both new and old were smiling.

shkdwn st boy (not verified)

Tue, 04/18/2006 - 9:34 pm

kettle joe is great the synergy between donna the tricksters mookie and wendy is amaaazing. The vocals can't be beat and the jammin is just awesome as good as it gets seein is believin